8 Potty Training Books for Your Toddler
by Brittany Tacket, MA
Brittany Tackett is a psychotherapist, life coach, mental health writer, and mommy to an infant daughter. She currently works part-time as a play therapist at a local elementary school and spends the rest of her time writing, parenting, and running an online collectibles shop. Her approach to mental health is holistic and encompasses all aspects of the human experience. She is trained in a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, applied behavioral analysis, art therapy, neurolinguistic programming, and positive psychology.
Potty Training in 3 Days: The Step by Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers by Brandy Brucks This potty training book is both informative and affordable for parents. Not only does it provide a concrete, step-by-step potty training plan, but it also includes practical tips and empowering quotes for parents and toddlers as well. Even if potty training your toddler takes more than three days, you’ll still find the content in this book useful and easy to apply. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read for free by clicking here.
The No-Cry Potty Training Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Child Say Goodbye to Diapers by Elizabeth Pantley The No-Cry Potty Training Solution offers gentle and effective methods for potty training toddlers. The author provides techniques to help the child build confidence and self-esteem, and decrease feelings of frustration and confusion that so often accompany potty training. The potty training book also includes a readiness test that parents can take to help determine whether or not a child is ready to begin toilet training at any given time.
Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right by Jamie Glowacki Oh Crap! Potty Training, published in 2015, provides a fresh perspective on potty training and addresses modern toilet concerns such as toilet training a child in daycare. It also provides nighttime training techniques and advice for dealing with toilet tantrums. If you’re a busy parent without the time to read, try listening to the audiobook during your morning commute. It is available for free through an Audible trial on Amazon.
Toilet Training in Less Than a Day: A Tested Method for Teaching Your Child Quickly and Happily by Nathan Azrin This potty training book was originally published in 1989, but the techniques provided in the book are still just as effective today. This book offers pre-training methods as well as bedwetting problems and solutions. Many parents who have read this book claim that it has helped them potty train their child in just a day or two. This is a perfect book for parents on a budget. Because the book is so old, it can be purchased as used online for as little as $.15. You’ll also likely find a copy available at your local library.
Uh-Oh! Gotta Go!: Potty Tales From Toddlers by Bob McGrath Uh-Oh! Gotta Go! is a fun-filled potty training book featuring 27 humorous toddler toilet tales. Each tale is unique, illustrating a different child with unique toilet training methods and obstacles. This book showcases children using the potty in a variety of ways from using the little potty to wearing underpants.
Everyone Poops (My Body Science) by Taro Gomi Everyone Poops explores the biological and sociological aspects of pooping through simple illustrations of animals and humans. The author explains that because everyone eats, everyone must also defecate. This humorous and lighthearted potty training book is great for potty training toddlers who may be resistant to pooping in the potty.
The Potty Book for Boys and The Potty Book for Girls by Alyssa Satin This colorful and humorous potty training book has been published in two versions, one for each gender. The story takes the potty training toddler on a journey with main characters, Henry and Hannah, who graduate from diapers to potty and make their parents proud.
Diapers Are Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick This potty training book is filled with vibrant colors and catchy rhymes that make the potty training journey fun and accessible to toddlers. Diapers Are Not Forever is simple and straightforward, helping toddlers learn why and how they should use the potty. The book is a confidence booster that is both educational and fun for the potty training toddler.