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! WELLLLL THENNN…..
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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Books for Potty Training
Our Favorite Potty Training Book
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
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!
Potty Training Books For Boys
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 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 Training Books For Everyone
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.
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!
Potty Training Books For Parents
Has become a very popular book. This one I haven’t read but have heard great things about it. In the book the author covers everything from noticing when your child is ready to potty train to helping with night time accidents!
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!
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