Jul 082020
Keep Calm And Potty On – Recommended Books for Potty Training!
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Achieving milestones with kids can be an exhausting process for both parents and kids. Potty Training is known to be a tricky milestone for many! Some kids are scared to poop in the toilet, some think they will fall in the toilet, while some are possessive about their poop!

Over a decade ago, our founder Asha had a tough time convincing her childoo (who is now 13 years old!) to sit on the pot. What worked for her was this kind of cushioned potty seat with sturdy handles from Mee Mee. She got one with Giraffes on it and it was promptly named Giraffe. Giraffe would travel with the family wherever they’d go! She really wishes someone had told her to look for a book that would help!! This is exactly why she was keen on curating such on the topic!

Books can really help toddlers address certain issues including overcoming their fear/hesitation towards potty training. Here is a list of fun books that encourage kids to poop where they need to in an engaging and convincing way. This list has been curated from our very helpful facebook group and most of these recommendations have come from fellow parents who have benefitted from these books!!

Tip: Books with rewarding stickers are a huge hit!

In case we have missed out on any, do let us know in the comments and we will add your recommended poop books to our list!

Books Recommended for Potty Training (1-4 years)

Potty by Leslie Patricelli (part of Children’s Bookshelf on Amazon)

P is for Potty! (Sesame Street) – lift the flap book and part of Children’s Bookshelf on Amazon

Official CoComelon Sing-Song: The Potty Song – Girija has this one and has shared a review and some inside pages in the kbc fb group here. Quoting her:

Just when we were thinking of starting potty training for the little one, I came across ‘The Potty Song’ Cocomelon book.

Thanks to JJ, M has atleast started acknowledging her ‘funny feeling’ now. (Yaay!)

We have such fun singing and dancing to it. It has also become our bedtime read since last couple of days 🤷

The book has the all so familiar song on one side and a picture on the other. With all her known characters available in print , M instantly connected to the book.

DK Time to Use the Potty: A Potty Training Book for Boys and Girls – perfect for twins!

A Potty for Me! by the famous Karen Katz!

No More Nappies (campbell board book) – 10 pages

The Pirate Pete and Princess Polly series for boys and girls

Potty Time!

I Can Use My Potty Sticker Reward Book 

Who’s in the Loo?

Diapers are Not Forever 

Everybody Poops!

Super Pooper Book – Potty Training for Kids

I Can’t, I Won’t, No Way!

Time To Pee!

“Bloop, Bloop!” Goes the Poop 

Poo Poo Bum Bum Wee Wee (32 pages)

Let’s Go to the Potty!: A Potty Training Book for Toddlers (50 pages)

Knock, Knock: Who’s There?: A Potty Training Picture Book (48 pages) published by Scholastic. The synopsis shared on the Scholastic site says:

A hilarious group of animals teach toddlers a fun lesson in bathroom etiquette.

Who’s that knocking at the door? Delighted young readers, who get to surprise some very funny animals by opening the door on them as they go potty. More than just toilet training, this lively story demonstrates a range of proper bathroom etiquette. Each creature demonstrates the right way to behave, from flushing the toilet, to washing your hands, to turning off the light before you leave the room. Children will love the comical and charming illustrations and simple, engaging text.

This book can be ordered from Scholastic India via our kbc storefront as well. Scholastic India always has special offers on.

Potty All-Star (A Never Bored Book!): Get Out of Diapers and Into the Game! (22 pages)

Potty Books for Boys

Caillou-Potty Time

Potty Superstar: A potty training book for boys 

Pirate Pete’s Potty sticker activity book

Pirate Pete: Potty Colouring Book 

Too Big for Diapers (Sesame Street) (Sesame Steps)

It’s You and Me Against the Pee…: And the Poop Too! 

Potty Book for Boys (Hannah & Henry) 

Big Boys Use the Potty! 

Potty Books for Girls

Lulu’s Loo (touch and feel interactive book)

Big Girls Use the Potty! 

Girls’ Potty Time (Dk)

Potty Book for Girls (Hannah & Henry)

I Want My Potty!

My Big Girl Potty

Potty Superstar: A potty training book for girls

Princess Polly’s Potty: a Ladybird Potty Training Book

Princess Potty

Big Girl Panties

Dana Dinosaur’s Potty Training Adventure

Goldilocks and the Three Potties by Leigh Hodgkinson (32 pages)


Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right (Volume 1) (Oh Crap Parenting)

Potty Training In One Week (a book for parents)

Potty Training 101: The 10 Proven steps that will potty train your toddler within days 

Related Reading:

The Ins and Outs of POOP: A Guide to Treating Childhood Constipation

Books that encourage children to go to the bathroom when they need to pee instead of holding on !

Many a time we get this query on books that help kids understand that it is important to go to the bathroom and pee regularly instead of holding it for hours. Here are some recommendations.

I Need To Pee – you read the review here . This books is for 5 years+ and is both funny as well as empowering. This is one book every child must have in her/his personal collection.

Time To Pee! (2 – 4 years) – it’s not just to toilet train but to remind kids that they need to go to pee from time to time!

It’s You And Me Against The Pee… And The Poop, Too! (2 – 8 years)

The Prince And The Pee

Fiona’s Little Accident (5 – 8 years)

Shout-out to our 13yo Intern-In-Residence (Aarini – The Chief Childoo) for posting this.


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