Potty training doesn’t have to stink! We have picked the best potty training books for children!
Getting your littles interested and excited about their big kid journey helps to squelch any fears and hype them up for big successes in the potty world. These read-alouds are designed to get little ones excited about ditching the diapers and moving on up to big underwear and independence!
If you’re need of potty training tips and tricks, we’ve got you covered! For more potty training help and practical advice, check out our Peaceful Potty Training Course.
Let’s face it, potty training can be daunting. Training these tiny humans to acknowledge their own body signals, recognize it before it’s too late, and accept accidents with a smile and a mop, takes bravery.
While potty training can sometimes seem overwhelming, there are lots of ways to take some of the stress away. The list of books below helps your child learn that the potty is the next stage in growing up and is something to be celebrated! We hope you find the perfect book (or two) to help you get potty training off to a great start!
For more potty training advice, tips, and real-life steps, check out all our helpful blog posts:
- When to Start Potty Training
- The Truth About the Three Day Potty Training Method
- Peaceful Potty Training Course
- Simple Tips for Potty Training a 3-year-old
- The Best Potty Training Songs for Children
Help children towards potty training success with this visual schedule! Eliminate nagging and constant reminders with these colorful visuals for children that prompt them to use the bathroom at the appropriate time. There are cue cards and a mat to put them on, as well as visual cards to hold.
The Best Potty Training Books for Children
Potty Training Books for Kids
Potty by Leslie Patricelli
This book is aptly titled, it is all about the potty! Simple yet very appealing illustrations pull in even the youngest readers as they start to discover the world of life without diapers. The author uses an inner dialogue of sorts to walk us through the thoughts of a young child as they begin to think of going on the toilet rather than the diaper. It’s a must-have and a great introduction to potty training.
The Perfect Potty Zoo: The Funniest ABC Book by Agnes Green
Looking for silly and hilarious animals on the potty? Look no further than The Perfect Potty Zoo, where animals from A-Z go pee and poo on their very own toilet! If you are looking for a light-hearted read about going to the bathroom, this book is the perfect introduction to understanding that all living things go pee and poo!
A Potty for Me by Karen Katz
Having a little encouragement is just the thing that potty training kiddos need, and this potty training story is full of it! Written from a child’s point of view, this potty training book encourages little ones to feel pride when they make it to the potty. The rhyming text and lift-the-flap pages will have your child wanting to read it again and again. Before you know it, they will be ready for the potty!
Where’s the Poop by Julie Markes
Let’s face the dirty truth, poop is fascinating to little kids. This book doesn’t shy away from the doo-doo but uses it to teach your little one that everyone and every animal poops. Using lift-the-flap pages, your child will learn where tigers, monkeys, and of course, children poop!
Potty Training Books for Girls
The Potty Book for Girls by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
This adorable book geared towards girls follows a character named Hannah through her potty training journey. She begins the story by telling the reader that she knows how to brush her teeth, eat breakfast all by herself, but she needs her diaper changed before she can go play. Hannah soon realizes that she can do lots of things so it’s time to learn how to go potty too!
Big Girls Use the Potty by DK
Filled with potty-perfect photographs, this book takes us along as this little girl goes shopping for new big-girl underwear, picking out the perfect potty, and get ready to go on the toilet to earn stars! This book comes with stickers and a star chart to help encourage bathroom success and build confidence.
Big Girl Panties by Fran Manushkin
Colorful and clever, this is the tale of a little girl who says bye-bye to diapers and hello to big-girl panties! She wants to be just like her mom and wear colorful panties, ones with rainbows or ducks, or ones for every day of the week. No matter the pair, she’s wearing them everywhere! The rhyming pattern and adorable pictures are a sure win as you enter the potty-training phase!
Potty Training Books for Boys
Potty Superhero: Get Ready for Big Boy Pants by Parragon Books
Fun and lively, this superhero potty book is a great introduction to the potty and helps children learn their bodies sign, that it’s time to go! With super simple text, it’s a great first book for your potty training library!
The Potty Book for Boys by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Henry is growing up and learning how to do all sorts of things by himself, now it’s time to learn how to go on the potty. Henry can’t wait to open up the present from his parents that he learns will soon make him a potty expert – his very own toilet!
We hope these potty training books encourage your little one to enjoy the go on the big toilet.
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