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

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!

A Potty for Me! by the famous Karen Katz!

Super Pooper Book – Potty Training for Kids

I Can’t, I Won’t, No Way!

Time To Pee!

“Bloop, Bloop!” Goes the Poop 

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

Potty Training In One Week (a book for parents)

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

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


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