When you’re getting ready to start potty training your toddler, it’s a good idea to get a small potty training basket ready for him – with books, reward stickers, new undies etc. It’ll get him all excited to start the process, especially if you let him know that you’ll get him more books and things as he progresses! Potty training books serve several purposes during the potty training process:
- The help to explain what potty training is about in child-friendly terms
- They contain simple, colorful illustrations to make things clear
- Books show other kids going through the same process, helping your child relate to them
- Reading about the process in a book helps to ease some anxiety
- It puts potty training in a positive light and gets kids excited about it
- It can keep the child engaged during the time he sits on the potty
- They’re fun and some are plain hilarious!
So here we’ve collected the best potty training books for toddlers, including picks for both boys and girls. All books are from Amazon India and cost under 500 rupees, excluding shipping. Some are for beginners, some for the rebels and some for good ol’ fashioned potty humor!
12 Best Potty Training Books for Toddlers
Toddlers love books which give them something to do, and what this book is perfect for that! A great pick to introduce good potty habits, this book features a button that simulates a flushing sound. How fun is that! The text and rhymes are simple with cute illustrations, making this a good book for young toddlers.
It’s hard not to laugh when a book is titled, “Chugga chugga poo poo”! If you have a toddler who’s obsessed with trains, then this book will help him take more kindly to using the potty. The text is silly and hilarious, but might be appreciated better by older toddlers or early preschoolers.
This book also works well as an introductory book to the whole process. The book goes on to describe how girls’ and boys’ potty habits may be different in a very matter of fact style. This book is helpful if you have children of different genders and your toddler wonders why she and her older sibling do things differently.
Got a Sesame Street fan at home? Then this book is bound to be a hit! With over 25 flaps to lift and explore, this interactive book is perfect to keep your child occupied as she sits on her new potty. It shows how different children may be in different stages of potty training, and describes a basic routine for using the potty – a must buy!
You’re quite likely to have at least one Little Critter book at home, and if your child likes them, then this book is a must-have! The book explores the potty training process through conversations between Little Critter and his little sister – buying a potty, using it, even having accidents!
One of the ways to motivate a young child to use the potty is to make her feel all grown-up by stepping out of diapers and into big girl panties. This book uses this motivational tool and emphasizes how great it feels to be able to walk around in panties, like Mommy does! A great pick for little girls who keep trying to dress up like their Moms!
This book is often considered the ultimate potty book of all time. This book has detailed pictures that show the anatomy of the body, which will make it easier for you to explain the correct terms. The book is a sturdy board book that will withstand quite a few trips to the potty! Also available in a version for girls.
If you have a little girl who’s obsessed with princesses and all things pink, here is the perfect book for her! The best part – it includes a punch-out tiara and reward stickers. Now nothing’ll stop your little princess from sitting on her throne!
What’s one thing common among all superheroes? Yes, they wear their undies outside their pants! Your little potty superhero will be motivated to try on his big boy pants after reading this book; after all, even little superheroes need help sometimes!
Have you ever wondered what goes through your toddler’s mind during the potty training process? Well this book answers all your questions as it goes through the various thoughts running through a typical toddler’s mind. This book is probably a potty training classic and is sure to have both parents and kids chuckling away!
11. A Potty for Me
Karen Katz’ books are perfect for babies and toddlers and her potty training addition to the series is a lovely way to introduce your toddler to the process of potty training. With simple sentences spoken by a child, the book gives a very basic idea of potty training in a gentle, soothing manner.
Anyone who’s raised a toddler is familiar with the ‘potty dance’, the dance that toddlers end up doing after resisting the potty till the last minute! Kids will be able to relate to the dinosaur in the book, who thinks he can get along by ignoring the potty, only to realize that he can’t! Super funny and great for kids who’re showing some resistance to the potty.
As with all books, even these offer some good parent-child bonding opportunities and some of them can even be read to by siblings. Reading these can make potty training appear as a fun, exciting process and you’ll find that your child is more ready than ever to begin!
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