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Top 21 Best Potty Training Books To Read 2022


Potty training can be a significant step for kids. Potty training teaches children independence and takes the pressure off of you to wash or change diapers. There can be a lot of pressure on your child to learn how to use the potty, especially if they need it to enter a school or daycare. There are many bad tips out there about what to do and when to start training. This blog will help you find the best books on potty training for when you are ready.

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Best Books For Potty Training

P Is for Potty! by Naomi Kleinberg

Best potty training books for all kids

Sesame Street can always be counted on to teach us life lessons. Elmo and the other Sesame Street characters go through the toilet training process. “P Is For Potty!”

This board book teaches toddlers from 1 to 3 years about the toilet and uses sturdy flaps. Your little one will enjoy discovering how Elmo and mommy master toilet training with more than 25 colorful flaps.

Potty Superhero: Get Ready for Big Girl Pants by Parragon Books

Best potty training books for girls

Do you have a little girl who dreams of becoming a “big boy”? Your baby may be ready to get rid of their diapers and wear big girl pants if they are ready. This adorable, colorful book will help them identify that even superheroes need to use the toilet.

The message is appropriate for toddlers aged 18 months and older. It encourages and motivates toddlers who are toilet training to continue the journey even when it gets complicated. We think parents and caregivers will love the positive attitude of the superhero when learning how to toilet-train.

Potty Superhero: Get Ready for Big Boy Pants by Parragon Books

This book is a good fit for parents with super kids. This book is a simple, encouraging, and straightforward guide for boys to encourage them to wear big boy pants.

It teaches your boy how to use the potty. This story is fun and shows how to reach this milestone.

The First Time Parent’s Guide to Potty Training by Jazmine McCoy

If this is your first time with toilet training, and your child is having trouble staying dry over the night, you can check this guide for parents written by a mother of two and a psychologist.

The 3-day program includes education information, practical advice, and encouragement. The author reminds parents that personalities play a significant role in the success of nighttime and daytime training.

Big Girl Panties

One little girl usually starts potty training by wearing big girl underwear just like her mommy! This is the best potty training book for those who have reluctant girls. Big Girl Panties encourages girls to use the toilet positively and gets them excited about big girl pants. This story features catchy rhyming text and colorful illustrations that will entice your girl to use the bathroom more confidently. This title is loved for its relatable characters and bright illustrations.

Potty Time! Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood by Scarlett Wing

Millions of children watch “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” a popular PBS television program. They also appear in several “how-to” books for preschoolers and toddlers.

This take-along children’s sound book teaches kids how to use the toilet. The crew uses music and touch to teach the kids. Your child will enjoy the task of pressing the buttons to play the sounds effects as you read the book.

Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right

Best potty training books for parents

Oh, Crap was written by an internationally recognized “potty-training expert.” It combines toilet techniques with humor (as its title implies). This guide is for kids ages 20-30 months. It outlines a six-step plan for successful toilet training.

The technique helps parents feel confident and empowered to lead the way. This potty training book is funny and tells it like it is.

Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day: Proven Secrets of the Potty Pro

Best potty training books for a weekend intensive

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You can choose to be intrigued by the idea or meet a deadline (hello, preschool regulations!). This potty book may be worth reading for parents. Although you shouldn’t expect miracles from the author, his positive approach and method may benefit some children.

To take stress and tension out of training, the book is focused on “Potty Parties.” Before starting the process with your children, it is recommended that you read the entire book. It’s only one day, so you will need to be familiar with all the strategies and plans.

Dino Potty by Rainstorm Publishing

The book is sure to make your little dino-loving child laugh, squeal, and catchy rhymes their way to the toilet with “Dino Potty.” It has excellent illustrations that show how to encourage kids to use the potty like Dino.

Dino not only learns how to use the toilet, but he also receives a new pair of underwear. Your child will be able to master the potty with the help of simple rhymes and fun illustrations.

The Potty Book for Girls by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

This engaging, easy-to-follow book is about Hannah, a toddler who receives a new potty for Christmas. Hannah loves to play outside, but she must wait until her diaper is changed before having any fun.

Hannah will show you how to use the toilet, which is a lot easier and faster than waiting around for mom or dad to change a diaper.

“The Potty Book for Girls” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli has been a fan favorite. Saralyn Ward, Healthline Parenthood editor, said that her daughter used this book frequently, even after completing potty training.

The No-Cry Potty Training Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Child Say Good-Bye to Diapers

This book, written by a best-selling parenting expert, promises a gentler approach to potty training. The book includes a quiz on potty readiness that will help parents determine the best time to start potty training for their child’s development.

You can then create an easy and effective potty program that will motivate reluctant kids and help ready ones. The book suggests a method that will increase children’s self-esteem as well as independence. Some parents (and even little ones) may find it helpful to have a reward system.

Even Firefighters Go To The Potty

This book is worth reading if your trainee feels a little discouraged in their training journey.

This is an excellent reminder that even busy people need to go potty. It doesn’t matter if you are a firefighter, zookeeper, or just a little boy or girl; time for potty is an integral part of everyday life.  

 This teaches your child that going to the toilet is a priority even though it may not seem so.

Potty Time with Elmo

This classic board book has sounds and has been enjoyed by more than 2.3 million potty-trainers. Elmo, a friendly character, is helping David, his baby doll, learn how to use the toilet.

They will help your toddler navigate the adventures together. Elmo’s encouraging words, flushing, and washing sounds will make the story come alive with seven interactive sound buttons. This book will be a great companion for any Elmo fan.

Mommy, I Have to Go, Potty! By Jan Faull

Initially published in 1996, this classic book offers practical tips and real-life strategies to parents struggling with potty training. Over the years, it has been updated and extended.

Potty By Leslie Patricelli

A toddler begins the toilet training process by asking: “Should my potty go in it?” The character’s inner dialogue will help you find the answer, along with some humor.

Everyone Poops

Many parents consider this a must-read for potty training. This book explains how all animals, including humans, process food and then excrete poop. The book is humorous and fun for children.

The book will hopefully help parents to appreciate the lessons it teaches. It is good to remind children of the process, especially if they insist on using diapers for bowel movements.

Diapers Are Not Forever

This title has been included because of its bilingual nature. Introducing new languages to babies or toddlers has many benefits. Why not include that in potty training?

You can choose to read the English or Spanish sentences title on each page.

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It reminds your child they are becoming a big kid. Then, it suggests that they will need to learn how to use the toilet as they grow up.

It walks through the routine and ends with a brief guide for parents to help their children.

A Potty for Me By Karen Katz

This book is perfect for the little ones. It features rhyming words and lift-the-flaps. The protagonist is a bit hesitant about using the toilet for those who are still learning the skill. The story follows a little girl working on potty training but doesn’t want to go because she has too much fun. She accidentally pees her pants, and she gets upset until her mom tells her it’s okay.

The Perfect Potty Zoo: The Funniest ABC Book by Agnes Green

Are you looking for funny potty humor? The Perfect Potty Zoo is the place to go! Here, animals from A-Z pee and poo on their toilets! If you are looking for a light-hearted read about going to the bathroom, this book is a fun introduction to the concept of going to the toilet.

Potty Time for Boys by Janelle McGuinness

Best potty training books for boys

Parents love this book for its charming artwork, humorous take on potty training from a child’s perspective, and how it explains the process.

This book also includes two free downloads, a coloring book, and a chart for the potty. These extra tools may make your child more interested in the process and encourage them to follow the main character.

Potty Training in 3 Days: The Step-by-Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers

 A three-day strategy is a good option if you have the time. For families with little ones, this requires that you stay home for three days. It may work on a snowy winter weekend, but it might not be feasible for all families.  

It’s a good idea to have your parents read the entire book before you start using the technique. You’ll have the information and confidence to implement your plan.

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Time to Potty Training

When To Start Potty Training

Have you ever wondered, “When should it start?” Do you feel tired of buying diapers and want to say, “Now is the time!” You might even feel tempted to try the 3-day method you hear about.

If you start too early, you and your child will soon feel frustrated and defeated. My Peaceful potty Training course teaches parents and teachers how to understand a child’s signals and signs. This is how you can quickly potty train your child.

Potty training is done without the need for power struggles or regressions. It was a process I learned over ten years while working with preschoolers and toddlers.

How to Use Potty Books?

Interactive potty training books are better for potty training. For toddlers, books with buttons that make sounds and lift the flaps are more engaging.

Flaps can be handy because they keep your child busy for more extended periods. Flaps are great for stimulating curiosity and discovery in toddlers, an essential skill for this stage.


It is better to start early for your child and you, but every child will have a different approach. However, it is essential to keep in mind that discouragement and stress will only hinder your child’s learning of this skill. To encourage learning, you must create a loving and caring environment that allows your child to know that you don’t discourage them if they have an accident during potty training. We hope you find the following books helpful in teaching your children potty training.

This content is not meant to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment is for informational and educational purposes only.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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