Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Potty Training

Well, we have been teaching Emi to use the potty.

I think she's finally got it down!

Thought we would mark the occasion with some interesting facts about toilets in Japan.

I know what you're thinking: How could the toilets be any different in Japan?

Well, glad you asked:
First of all, the "Western Toilet" (pictured above) is widely available in larger stores.

The more traditional "Japanese style toilet", fondly referred to as the "Squatty Potty" is still preferred by many (including Dan, by the way).

But the Japanese, ever so innovative, have improved upon the basic toilet with the amazing, wonderful "Washlet."

Depending on the model (and how much you're willing to pay) your toilet can: be heated, vibrate, wash and dry you when you are finished, or even play music while you go about your business. Check out these features.

The Washlets are a bit too pricey for our home, so Emi will have to settle for the "Snoopy Potty."

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