Are you getting ready for the major milestone that is potty training? Stocking up on a few entertainment options is a great idea, and your toddler will love these 18 fun potty training books!
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Potty training is a big milestone, and while you may be finding the whole idea daunting, your toddler may be feeling anxious, unsure or even confused about what’s going on. Reassurance is important, as well as including your child in some of the decisions such as picking out their new underwear.
Potty training books are a great idea for your toddler. They make the experience fun, take away some of the fear, and the repetition of a favourite book can help to ease their worries.
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Aim for Success with Fun Potty Training Books
Have You Seen My Potty?
Have You Seen My Potty? by Mij Kelly
Suzy Sue has something very important to do… the truth is she needs to do a poo, but someone has borrowed her potty! Join her as she searches the farmyard for her bright red potty. Will she find it in time?
This is one of the most popular potty training books around, and the cute story explains why.
No More Nappies
No More Nappies by Marian Cocklico
In No More Nappies, meet Millie and Mo who are ready to ditch their nappies and learn how to use the potty. Fun illustrations and lift-the-flaps make their potty-training journey interesting for kids and is a great way to introduce potty training.
Nappy Duck and Potty Piggy
Nappy Duck and Potty Piggy by Bernette Ford
A wonderful read-aloud story with cute characters and simple text. Ducky wants Piggy to come out and play – but he can’t, he is on the potty. How can Ducky become as grown-up as Piggy?
Bing: All Aboard the Toilet Train
This one is great for children making the move from potty to the ‘big’ toilet and using it with confidence.
Bing doesn’t use his potty anymore – he uses the big toilet, and you can too. It can be scary at first, but with a little practise you’ll be catching the Toilet Train in no time.
Bingsters will love pressing the sound button and joining in the fun. Choo, choo!
Big Boy Underpants
Big Boy Underpants by Fran Manushkin
Snappy, rhyming text and great illustrations sound the perfect note to encourage toddlers who want to wear big boy underpants, just like Daddy! Sturdy board pages will hold up to repeated readings, as little boys get ready to say, “Bye-bye, diapers!”
Big Girl Panties
Big Girl Panties by Fran Manushkin
Big Girl Panties! features a light, positive approach to motivate toddlers to become toilet trained. Rhyming text and colourful illustrations bring the story of moving to ‘big girl panties’ to life.
Thomas & Friends: My Thomas Potty Book
Say goodbye to nappies with Thomas & Friends! All stages are covered from choosing grown-up pants and that all-important potty, trying again and again, having accidents and learning to wash your hands.
Includes special reward chart and stickers to reward potty progress.
Where’s the Poop?
Where’s the Poop? by Julie Markes
This engaging and funny lift-the-flap book shows children that all creatures have a place to poop – tigers in the jungle, kangaroos in the outback, and monkeys in the rainforest. With the aid of this playful book, your child will see that he or she has a place to poop too.
I Want My Potty
I Want My Potty by Tony Ross
“Nappies are YUUECH!” said the Little Princess. “There must be something better!”
At first, the Little Princess thinks the royal potty is even worse, but she soon learns to love it… even if it isn’t always there when she needs it. Tony Ross’s hilarious account of royal potty training will amuse young children and help their parents.
Skip to the Loo
Skip to the Loo by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Rhythmic and rhyming, this book rejoices in the call of nature! Everyone is invited to celebrate – from an only lonely dodo to a wibbly woo, Lord and Lady Huff Puff and Ballerina elephant in a tutu, too! When the Potty Party is truly in full swing, Bunny spots that someone very important is missing…
Don’t miss the surprise mirror on the last page invites toddlers to join the Potty Party!
Come Out Mr Poo!
Come Out Mr Poo! by Janelle McGuinness
This delightful and funny book will help your child get ready for doing a ‘number two’ on the loo or potty – perfect if your child is showing concern about transitioning out of nappies or diapers. This encouraging story shows them that there is nothing to be afraid of.
Sesame Street: P is for Potty
Sesame Street‘s Elmo tells little girls and boys all about how to use the potty in this lift-the-flap book with more than 30 flaps to find and open. It’s the perfect mix of fun and learning for potty-training toddlers, especially useful while they practice sitting on the potty.
The Perfect Potty Zoo
The Perfect Potty Zoo by Agnes Green
“Animals from A to Z are very much like you. They play, they eat, they sleep, they dream. They even pee and poo!”
Follow the antics of 27 very different animals from air, land, and sea as they all go potty in this beautifully imaginative rhyming ABC book.
Even Firefighters Go to the Potty
Even Firefighters Go to the Potty by Wendy Wax
The fire truck is pulling out of the station. But wait! Where is the firefighter going? Even firefighters go to the potty!
Toddlers may be uneasy about toilet training but in this funny story they’ll learn that everyone goes ‘potty’, from a firefighter on the way to answer a fire alarm to a zoo keeper on the way to feed the polar bears!
Pirate Pete’s Potty
Pirate Pete’s Potty by Andrea Pinnington
Easily follow along with the fun pictures, showing little ones that even pirates have anxiety about using the potty. And when your own Pirate Pete uses the potty correctly, they can press the fun ‘cheer’ button!
There is also a separate Pirate Pete’s Potty Sticker ActivityBook available.
Princess Polly’s Potty
Princess Polly’s Potty by Andrea Pinnington
Princess Polly is nervous about using the potty, but after choosing her princess pants, she discovers she can do it. And when your own Princess Polly uses the potty correctly, she can press the ‘cheer’ button as a fun, noisy reward!
We had this book and my daughter loved it – although she really wanted Pirate Pete’s Potty instead. I was delighted to see that a new title of Pirate Polly’s Potty will be released in April 2019, as not all girls want to be princesses!
Lulu’s Loo by Camilla Reid
Join Lulu’s toilet adventures as she learns how to use potties and proper loos. Lulu is given a special present by Mummy – her very own potty. Lulu does her first wee in the potty and soon she’s sitting on her potty everywhere!
Potty Superhero: Get Ready for Big Boy Pants!
Potty Superhero: Get Ready for Big Boy Pants! by Mabel Forsyth
Every little superhero needs to use the potty – he just needs to know where to go! Help your own little superhero explore the idea of using a potty as he makes the potty training journey toward wearing big boy pants.
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Have you bought any of these potty training books for your child? Which ones would you recommend to other parents? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!