Potty training can be a challenging but important milestone for both children and parents. Using books to help explain and normalise the process can be a great tool.
Here are some popular and highly recommended books for potty training:
“Potty” by Leslie Patricelli: This board book features a cheerful and relatable toddler who goes through the steps of potty training with humor and simplicity.
“Once Upon a Potty” by Alona Frankel: Available in both a version for boys and a version for girls, this classic book offers a straightforward and educational approach to potty training.
“Big Girl Panties” by Fran Manushkin: This book empowers little girls to transition from diapers to big girl panties. It’s a great choice for girls who are hesitant about making the switch.
“Big Boys Use the Potty!” by Andrea Pinnington: A companion to “Big Girls Use the Potty!” by the same author, this book encourages and teaches boys about using the potty.
“The Potty Book for Boys” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli: This is part of a series that includes books for boys and girls, which helps children understand the potty training process through a relatable story.
“Pirate Potty” by Samantha Berger: This fun and imaginative book featuring pirates and their adventures with the potty can make potty training seem like an exciting quest.
“No More Diapers for Ducky!” by Bernette Ford: Follow the story of Ducky as he transitions from diapers /nappies to using the potty. It’s a great option for children who love animal characters.
“The Princess and the Potty” by Wendy Cheyette Lewison: This story combines the magic of princesses with the real-world process of potty training, making it especially appealing to little princess enthusiasts.
“Time to Pee!” by Mo Willems: Known for his entertaining and humorous writing, Mo Willems presents a straightforward and funny take on the potty training process.
“Elmo’s Potty Time” by Sarah Albee: Featuring beloved Sesame Street character Elmo, this book includes flaps and a sound button to engage and educate children about using the potty.
These books can help ease the potty training process by making it fun and relatable for young children. Choose the ones that resonate most with your child’s interests and personality to make the transition smoother and more enjoyable.