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I Gotta Go!: A Must-Have for Every Stage of Potty Training (2004)

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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)


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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Vickilew
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000087F54
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,969 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Whether or not this catchy 10-song music video will inspire your tot to master the potty, it will certainly provide 24 minutes of happy diversion. There are no preachy stories here. In fact there's no talking at all until a pediatrician and a producer (and mommy of three) make their appearances for less than five minutes at the end. Before that it's singing and dancing by bigger kids, potty-sitting by the youngsters, a diaper-wearing chimp doing both, and cartoon interludes. The songs address all aspects of potty training from washing hands, to sticker rewards, to toilet-training's role as a rite of passage. The reggae-drenched "Bye Bye Diapers, Hello Fun" and "Me Potty Wotty" are infectious and the rap-infused "I Have the Power" is positively soulful. By sticking with big kids as the inspiration rather than adults, this program may just inspire little ones to get on the potty--or at least get up and dance. (Ages 1 and older) --Kimberly Heinrichs

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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!!! March 28, 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This is by far the worst potty video on the market. My son had begun showing an interest in the potty, so I figured since children learn by example, this video would be a good opportunity for him to see toddlers like himself going potty.
I couldn't have been more wrong. I don't know what the point of this video is. The music, lyrics, dance moves and content are complete garbage and highly inappropriate. I could hardly get through it to screen it. Half of the children in this video should be in a video about puberty and beginning adolescence, not going potty! There were very few toddlers in the video, when they did appear on the screen for approximately .5 seconds, they didn't even pull their pants down to go potty or wipe themselves afterwards.
I certainly did not see the connection between the number they did in the recording studio and the "number 2". Nor did I see the point of pre-teens in a Karate dojo holding their private areas and jumping up and down. Were they perhaps signalling the need to urinate. A toddler is suppose to figure this out how? Considering they never once mention the words pee or poop, I'm still not quite sure.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WASTE of money---HORRIBLE! March 18, 2004
By H. Peck
Format:DVD
If I could, I would have rated this with NO stars....this video
is a joke. I couldn't even stand it long enough to watch the
whole thing. How does horrible music videos of kids dancing with toilets TEACH toilet training??? It is a video filled with brutal music and lyrics and I can not believe all the hype this gets! And being geared towards toilet training--I think some of the kids were too old and the dance moves weren't appropriate either. The whole time it was on, my 2.5 year old son was even giving me looks like "What is this??!?!?" This has to be the worst purchase I have ever made.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty bad February 25, 2004
By Jillian
Format:DVD
I got this DVD for my daughter and I was not impressed at all. It didn't seem to have any point to it, and honestly I don't know how this is supposed to help with potty training. I would definitely not recommend this DVD.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best toddler video we've seen! January 11, 2004
Format:DVD
My son was completely not interested in going to the potty, and at 28 months old we were beginning to get concerned. We purchased I GOTTA GO! and his interest in the potty (as well as correctly using it) skyrocketed after the first time he saw the video! It's been 2 weeks now and my son is completely potty trained! He still loves watching I GOTTA GO everyday (as do my husband and I). Besides being a fantastic potty training video - its a great video for building confidence and feeling great about being a toddler! Would recommend to everyone!
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Embarassingly awful! October 17, 2004
Format:DVD
It's a just a bunch of hyperactive music videos! Way too many wannabe child stars running around, with bad rapid-fire editing and cheesy video effects. The song "Hottie for the Potty" is just plain creepy. Do you really want your toddler to be a "Hottie"? How about a "Cutie for the Commode"? Or a "Tease for the Toilet" or a "Babe for the Bathroom"? What are the producers of this video thinking? The lyrics might be clever for an adult to listen to, but are way too mature for a 3 or 4 year old to make sense of. Too spastic. Too hyper. The video had no instructions about how to actually go to the potty!

I watched the whole video, to see if it was going to be useful, but my little guy totally lost interest in it after about five minutes. I would recommend "Once Upon a Potty," without hesitation, however. Nice story, with nice babies sitting on potties, friendly and frank instructions, told in a calm manner, on how to use the potty in language that toddlers can understand.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My toddler loves it!... but is it helpful? February 2, 2006
By B. Rice
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
OK, here's the truth: my 3 year-old LOVES this DVD. She loves the songs and has pushed me to learn the words so I can sing along with the TV. However, I'm not sure my child is learning much about the subject of potty training. I'm using several other learning aids at the same time, so I'll never know one way or the other. The song "I'm a Hottie for the Potty" is quite disturbing, to be frank... and the young male pediatrician who is so exited about potty training (he talks to the parents at the end) makes the blood run a bit cold. If you like well written and produced songs in terms of children's videos, buy this one. I like it. If you're desperate to get your kid on the potty ASAP, read the other reviews before making a choice; other products may be more helpful.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The key for my stubborn 3-year-old son May 2, 2007
Format:DVD
My daughter was potty trained before she was 3. My older son was 3 1/2 -- late by some standards -- but transitioned smoothly from diapers to pull-ups to "big boy pants" with the help of a sticker chart and small rewards. My youngest, however... NOTHING was working. Sticker charts, the offer of rewards of all kinds, new big boy pants, "Don't you want to be big like your brother and your dad?", reading potty books, you name it... NADA. What we got was, "NO NO NO NO I'm not a big boy you can't make me I don't want to I forgot I had to go I pooped in my pants..." A serious discipline issue, on top of the entire potty thing, which is bad enough. This video, which I grabbed on a whim from the video stand at our local library, did the trick. Maybe another potty video would have done just as well, but it was watching this one that made my sweet little Genghis Khan decide that he wanted to use the potty all the time. We must have watched this thing 3 times a day for about 6 weeks (the library allowed me to renew, thank goodness!) and at the end of that time, he was CONSISTENT about the potty. Good thing, too -- preschool started 2 months later. Yes, I got sick of the songs. Yes, the video shows bigger kids and even a chimp. It's probably not useful for kids younger than 3 and kids who don't have a clue how the mechanics of eliminating in the toilet work... it's more a motivational tool for those who know how but don't want to. If that's the situation with your kid, give it a try.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice
this is a great dvd for training the little one for the potty, i'm not sure why it works but it does
Published 3 months ago by Sadiki T West
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Potty Training video we've seen
My son was completely not interested in going to the potty. We purchased I GOTTA GO! and his interest in the potty (as well as correctly using it) skyrocketed after the tenth time... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kristiina
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful for older children- special needs population
I rented this from the library awhile ago and renewed it several times. I just went online to buy it. I would agree with some of the reviews that it is not that "instructional". Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mommy
3.0 out of 5 stars Potty Power
I Gotta Go! (No director listed, 2002)

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Published 12 months ago by Robert Beveridge
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok
My son seemed entertained for a little bit, but lost interest way before it was over. It seems like it is targeted toward kids that are older rather than the proper age to begin... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars Really engages my toddler!!
Although this is a really old video, it is a very well produced video! My son is 16 months, and not quite ready for potty training, however, his little friends he plays with are... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Jillian
5.0 out of 5 stars I Gotta Go!
I bought every potty video on the market. Every one is okay, but for a different place in potty training. Read more
Published 23 months ago by M. Schouten
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST Potty Video on the Market!
We have used this potty video for our children before, and now that the old VHS has died, we're buying it again on DVD for our third child. Read more
Published on February 27, 2012 by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars niece loved it
My niece absolutely loved this dvd! It was essential to her potty training at age one. She watched it everyday and caught on quickly. Read more
Published on February 24, 2012 by J Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Entertaining
This was a useful video for my daughter when she was being potty trainned. The music was upbeat and fun to listening. Read more
Published on January 8, 2012 by Diane Ng
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