11 Potty Training Books for Toddlers
Potty training is an enormous milestone for everyone. Parents get to celebrate the end of nappy changes, and little kids get to take a giant leap out of babyhood and into the new world of being a big kid. But teaching your child to use the toilet us not always easy. To help, we have rounded up a collection of 11 books to help spark some excitement and explain a few key parts of the process. Your kiddo will be on their way to become a total whiz at doing their duty in no time!
Everyone Poops is a classic potty training book that shows kids that all animals have to go number two. Kids will find endless humour as they flip the pages to see how animals deal with pooping. This book has beautiful, simple illustrations and clear language.
Potty training can be a whole family affair, as one Little Critter discovers in this heartwarming story. Little Sister is learning to use her new potty with the encouragement of her big brother, but it is a bumpy—and relatable—adventure. If your kids love the Little Critter series, then this is a must-have book for potty training.
Potty is a simple-to-read board book about toilet training for toddlers. Its colourful pages encourage toddlers to ask themselves if they should go to the potty. Not all kids immediately understand the cues that tell them it is time to go, but through humour, this tiny toilet tome helps kids start to listen to their bodies.
If your child loves playing superheroes, then this might be the potty training book for you. With lots of high-flying adventure and a big, positive attitude, Potty Superhero: Get Ready for Big Boy Pants!—or alternatively, Potty Superhero: Get Ready for Big Girl Pants!—is a great motivator to help little kids get excited about ditching nappies and wearing big-kid underwear.
Potty training is a blast with this interactive book that includes a pull-out sticker chart to help your little one track their progress. With bright, rhyming text, Big Girls Use the Potty (or its counterpart, Big Boys Use the Potty) explains how to use the potty, wash your hands, and wear big kid underwear.
We Poop on the Potty! by Little Grasshopper Books, Jim Harbison, Nicole Sulgit, and illustrated by Jean Claude
We Poop on the Potty! won the prestigious The Mom's Choice Awards, making this a top pick potty training book for kids. The story uses humour and bright art to show kids how animals all over the world poop, while making it clear that that humans poop in a toilet. It is also available as an interactive app for iPhone and Android that includes games and puzzles for kids.
Sesame Street’s Potty Time with Elmo Potty Training Sound Book by Editors of Phoenix International Publications
Everyone's favourite furry red monster teaches his doll, Baby David, how to use the potty in this fun toddler book about toilet training. Plus, seven buttons to add some fun sound effects to the story. More than 2.3 million kids have enjoyed this classic.
Super Pooper and Whizz Kid is a super funny book about potty training that should bring littles lots of laughs as they learn. With high energy, this book shows kids how to notice when they feel like they have to go, what to do in a bathroom, and how to celebrate when they are all done.
How do you know when you might need to visit the bathroom? That is the question this potty training book answers for tots. It is ideal for children who struggle to go to the bathroom because they hold it too long, are constipated, or have accidents.
From Chewing to Pooing: Food’s Journey Through Your Body to the Potty by Lauren Gehringer and Natalie Gehringer, illustrated by Maile McCarthy
This potty training book demystifies digestion and helps little readers make the connection between the food they eat and what they excrete through kid-friendly illustrations and explanations. It may be especially helpful for children who are nervous about going number two.
This playful potty training book uses colourful cartoons, rhyming words, and an accompanying song to take the pressure off kids. It was written by a twin mum during her own toilet troubles—lending it extra cred with potty-training parents!
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