If you ask parents who have already gone through the experience of potty training their child, “was it hard?”, more than half will tell you that it was stressful, exhausting and at certain times, a complete nightmare.
The truth is that, those same parents will tell you that IF you follow a proven plan and consistenly encourage your child, potty training can be done both quickly and easily.
So, with that being said, I wanna share with you a couple of books or resources on potty training which I’m 100% sure will help teach your child how to use the potty in a way that’s both stress-free and enjoyable.
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7 Best Potty Training Books
1). Carol Cline’s Potty Training in 3 Days
Carol was raised in a large extended family where potty training was considered a natural part of parenting, just like learning how to drink from a cup or blowing one’s nose.
There is no doubt about it that Potty Training in 3 Days by Carol Cline is among the best available resources for parents who want a potty training solution that guarantees results.
And it’s no coincidence that Carol’s guide made the #1 spot in our list. This is much more than a simple book, the guide comes with a DVD, free reward charts and a FREE CONSULTATION with Carol herself.
2). POTTY by Leslie Patricelli
Leslie’s board book “Potty” is an Amazon #1 Bestseller in the Toilet Training Books category.
Potty is a toilet training book intended for kids rather than for the parents. Leslie’s book features simple text, bright acrylic illustrations, and everyday situations that are scientifically proven to engage and influence toddler boys and girls.
The book is perfect for introducing your child to the idea of potty training in a fun and entertaining way.
3). Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day by Teri Crane
Teri Crane in her book Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day introduces parents to “potty parties”. According to her, a potty party day is able to engage your child like no other potty training method.
Teri has tested every step of her method and has worked with hundreds of parents to ensure that the “potty party day” technique is as efficient as it can be. All that’s left for you is to follow all the steps in the right order.
There are 3 parts to the potty party: first you give your child a new doll and the 3 of you have a party(playing games, reading books, watching potty training videos). While doing all these activities you with the help of your child teach the doll how to use the potty.
The second part involves a shift of focus towards your child using the potty. And the third and final part is about inviting everyone to the party, dad, brothers and sisters, grandparents so that they can all congratulate your child for potty training his doll.
4). The Potty Book for Girls/Boys by Alyssa Satin
In the girls version of the book Alyssa tells the story of a little girls who needs to have her diapers change in order to go out and play.
Then one day mommy and daddy bring home a big box and she is excited to find out what’s in the box.
She then finds the potty chair, and from there on the story of how the little girl starts to learn how to use the potty is told through the help of fun and engaging images and text.
The same story is in the boys version only it involves a little boy.
5). A Potty For Me! by Karen Katz
Karen’s A Potty For Me! is a lift-the-flap instruction manual that uses fun and entertaining cartoon illustrations and positive, upbeat text that rhymes and engages your child.
The rhyming story together with the images makes it very easy for your child to memorize potty training routines.
Written from a child’s point of view, Karen’s “A Potty For Me!” is a great starter book that helps you prepare your child for potty training.
6). Once Upon A Potty by Alona Frankel
Thanks to the timeless words and advice Alona shares in her books, both of them are still discovered and widely used by the new generation of parents to help them toilet train their toddlers.
The book tells the story of Prudence(girls version) and Joshua(boys version) on how they received their first potty and started learning how to use it successfully.
Filled with fun, eye-catching illustrations and clear, age-appropriate language, Alona’s books engage children in a very efficient way, making potty training a whole lot easier for the parents.
7). Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi
Taro Gomi’s book is a very good resource to help parents explain potty training to their child. The book is part biology textbook and part sociological treatise.
Everyone Poops is a very entertaining book that illustrates how different kind of animals eat and poop. It also goes into detail on how babies poop in a diaper, small children in a potty, and older children and adults use the toilet.
If you’re an open-minded parent and want to include some humor in the potty training process, this is the ideal book to read to your child.
Off To You
There you go. 7 books to help you with potty training your child.
But before I leave you with these valuable resources, there is just one favor I would like to ask you, it would mean the world to me.
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