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15 Potty Training Books

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Potty training is so hard and stressful and I don’t know about you but I was so confused! Like where do I start, when do I start, how, huh?! I just didn’t know what to do, and when I asked my mom she said I dunno your grandma potty trained you guys!


I pretty much let Adella take the lead and just showed her the potty and by 16 months she was going all day long and I was pregnant and uncomfortable but I was hopeful she would be out of diapers by the time the baby came along.

Well I was wrong! She regressed and it was months after the baby came along before we could even get her on the potty again! I was kinda happy not to stress about it though! So we went with the flow and finally she was peeing on the potty again and going all night dry.

But poop, oh man poop, was like a whole different mystery. It was stressful and she then started to hold in her poop and that was even more stressful.

Baby and a toddler who is holding in her poop made for one unhappy mom! We tried everything and then some more. We sang songs, and had to do suppositories because she held it for 4 days and was miserable… then she was asking for a suppository like what???

Ready for what made all the difference….

A BOOK! Yeah a book about pooping got her to go on the potty with in a week and we have had no issues since and that was almost a year ago!

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15 Potty Training Books

The best part is not only do you get your child more comfortable with the potty, but you get in some reading time too!

15 potty training books to help ease the transition from diapers. Not only is potty training a big toddler milestone, but it is also a great way to save money as parents. #savemoney #pottytraining

Our Favorite Potty Training Book

Softy The Poop

I know I know the name right! When I was first given this book I chuckled pretty hard. Immature I know, but it is funny! Any way, she told us that other families she had shared the book with now call poop softy. My first thought “was that is weird as hell”, but what ever I will give this book a try.

Guess what not only was Adella obsessed with reading Softy the Poop she was pooping on the potty on her own with no issues. And well we call poop softy now!

The book talks about what food helps softy stay soft, and how softy likes to go down his water slide “flush”! It really is funny and well it works!


Potty Training Books For Girls

How to Pee: Potty Training for Girls

This book is wrote by a doctor who uses his own experience potty training his kids to make this funny book geared towards girls. Using princesses and dancing to make going potty and ditching the diaper fun!

Big Girl Panties

A positive approach to potty training your daughter. Get the excitement of wearing big girl panties like mom!

The Potty Book for Girls

A great potty training book for your little girl. It is a funny sweet little story that will keep your child’s attention and have them wanting to go on the potty just like Hannah.

Potty Training Books For Boys

How to Pee: Potty Training for Boy

Surprise surprise this book is by the same author as the How to Pee for girls book! He uses rockets, superheros and cowboys in this book to appeal to little boys everywhere!

The Potty Train

The title of this book makes me giggle a little I won’t lie. Use a love of trains to say good by to diapers for good!!! So fun!

Potty Superhero: Get Ready for Big Boy Pants

Even superhero goes on the potty! What a great way to explore superheros and potty training at the same time!

Potty Training Books For Everyone

Knock Knock Who’s There: A Potty Training Picture Book

Open the door on different animals going potty and help teach your kids proper bathroom etiquette. Giggles and animals is always a great way to try something new.

Even Firefighters Go to the Potty

This is a flap book with the intention of teaching kids that no matter what they are doing and how busy they are that stopping to go potty is important. Some kids just feel like the whole world will pass if they stop to go pee, and this book shows busy adults stopping to go the potty!

Everybody Potties

This is a board book full of potty buddies! Perfect to make your kids feel comfortable in knowing everyone goes on the potty not just them.

Daniel goes on the Potty

A book about sweet Daniel Tiger learning how to go on the potty! Perfect for those kids who love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

Potty Training Books For Parents

Potty Training in 3 Days

This book includes a 3 day plan to get rid of those dirty diapers, helpful tips and an overview of potty training. Potty training can be rewarding for everyone!

Oh Crap! Potty Training

This book has a 6 step guide to getting your preschooler potty trained. No bribing and no gimmicks!

Baby Led Potty Training: A Guide to Elimination Communication

This is a book for those parents who would like to start potty training right away by using elimination communication. This is a tried and true method to start your child on the potty from as early as a week old.

Ready, Set, Go!

Is a gentle parenting potty training guide wrote by the creator of gentle parenting! This is a bribe, tear, anger free way to potty train from start to finish! This book even includes stories from other parents just like you!

My best advice is to wait until your child is ready. Forcing it will only cause drama, tears, and fears leading to stress and your child being scared of the potty.

Thanks to Positive Parenting we have learned that rewards DON’T WORK. You want your child to want to go potty, not do it because they get a sticker. What happens when the stickers are no longer given?

I hope you find these books to be helpful in your journey into potty training!

Best potty training books for parents to read and help with a smooth transition out of diapers. Books full of potty training tips for stubborn toddlers. #pottytraining #parentingtips



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  1. What fab books. We really liked Pirate Pete’s Potty which makes a cheer sound after each page.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. 🙂

  2. Never knew there were so many books on the topic. Wish I had as potty training was a nightmare with my children. I just did not seem to have the knack as in so many areas of parenting. My first two took ages with my daughter being almost school age before becoming fully toilet-trained and my youngest was the easiest but I think that was a lot to do with a nursery he went to. Anything that helps is what I say! #MMBC

  3. I hated potty training – it was so stressful! The book that worked for us was Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle.


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