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
A Potty for Me! by the famous Karen Katz!
Potty Training In One Week (a book for parents)
Potty Books for Boys
Potty Books for Girls
Shout-out to our 13yo Intern-In-Residence (Aarini – The Chief Childoo) for posting this.
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