Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Little Looster: Not for small bathrooms

Market overview: Small, potty-trained children need a stool to make one. They simply can't climb onto the toilet and use it effectively without a step and some support.

Opportunity: Most step stools are small and easily kicked over.

Potential solution: The Little Looster, a lobster-claw of a booster that wraps around the base of your toilet.

The Promise: "As an extension of the toilet, the Little Looster never needs to be shuffled around the bathroom. All grown-ups can use the toilet while standing or sitting without needing to move it out of the way."

The Reality: If you've got small bathrooms like we do, no adult will be able to use the toilet with the Little Looster in place. Grown mens' shoes simply do not fit between the Looster and the wall. This makes grown men very grumpy.

Conclusion: My almost 3 year old loved the Little Looster, but Josh has demanded it's immediate removal from our house so we're going back to our highly-kickable Ikea stool. If you live nearby and want it, shoot me an email.

Disclosure: I received a free product sample of The Little Looster, which retails for $39.99.