Potty training is a huge milestone for parents and toddlers. The end of diapers gives toddler’s a sense of pride and independence and also saves mom and dad a lot of money. Each toddler responds to potty training methods differently, and you’ll get lots of advice on the best tips and tricks. One of our favorite ways to introduce potty training is by reading books about going potty while sitting on the toilet or just for fun. Here are some of our favorite potty books for toddlers.
The Potty Train by David Hochman- Toddlers who love trains will adore this super fun potty book that talks about the journey to underpants station. The Potty Train is about a little boy’s journey to underwear and going on the potty. His animal friends go along on the train ride with him. The book has a durable hardcover and is 32 pages long, brightly colored, and a best seller in Amazon children toilet books and train books. The book also features fun animals and high-quality illustrations.
- Great for ages one to four
- Features trains and animals
- Great illustrations
- Amazon bestseller
- 32 pages
- Paper pages inside
The hardcover design makes this fun, potty book for toddlers durable. We love the full-page color illustrations, and encouragement of toddler’s to also use their imagination.
P Is For Potty Sesame Street Lift the Flap Book- Every toddler loves sesame street, and this book shows boys and girls in a gender-neutral way how to go potty. There are more than 30 interactive flaps in the educational book which helped to make it a #1 best seller on Amazon in Children’s Daily Activities Books and Children’s Toilet Training Books. There are more than 1,000 five-star ratings on this potty book, and the high-quality design is part of the reason why.
- #1 Best Selling potty book
- Fantastic reviews from parents all over the world
- Beloved Sesame Street Characters
- More than 30 interactive flaps
- Designed for toddlers aged one to three
- Only 12 pages
- The storyline may be complicated for a one-year-old
The P is for Potty Book has a storyline that Elmo and other characters are part of. The P is for Potty title of the book makes the book seem simple or direct but is more in-depth and probably more appropriate for a three-year-old’s comprehension level. This Sesame Street potty training book is a best seller though and features beloved characters that will keep your child interested.
Daniel Goes to the Potty by Maggie Testa- One of the most popular television shows for toddlers on PBS is Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The series is inspired by the late Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood series that we all grew up with. In this potty book, Daniel learns to go to the potty. The story is an adaptation of one of the TV episodes and also encourages children to be comfortable going potty in public places such as at the music store.
- Favorite toddler character Daniel Tiger
- Teaches children not to be afraid to go potty when they aren’t at home
- Features an interactive “flush” button
- Best for children who already know the basics of potty training
Daniel Goes to the Potty is a great book for toddlers who have been potty training for a while and need help with skills that address going in public, holding it, or waiting to tell someone they need to go to the bathroom. The book is 14 pages long and will make an excellent potty book for older toddlers.
Potty Superhero Get Ready for Big Boy Pants– The Potty Superhero Books comes in a boy, and girl versions so make sure you purchase the right one for your child. We love this potty-training book for toddlers because it encourages interest in potty training and becoming a big kid, while also providing a cute superhero story through adorable illustrations. The book is perfect for toddlers age 18 months and up and features thick board book pages that your toddler should easily be able to turn themselves.
- Boy and Girl versions available
- Cute story
- Superhero motif
- Thick board book pages
- Adorable illustrations
- Only ten pages
This book helps your child learn that going potty is cool and that everyone can be potty trained and wear underwear. If you’re looking to pique your toddlers’ interest in checking out the potty for the first time, this is a great book to use.
Where’s the Poop? By Jules Markes– One thing that some potty-training books neglect to go over is what poop is and what happens when we poop; however, this is something that toddlers need to understand to know why they should poop in the potty. Where’s the Poop also features flaps that toddlers can lift to interact with the story. The storyline of the book is about different types of animals and how each of them poops.
- 20 pages
- Teaches about poop and not just the potty
- Interactive flaps
- Lots of different animal identification opportunities
- Great, sharp illustrations
- Does not inform about the steps of toilet training such as washing hands, pulling pants up and down, etc.
The Where the Poop? Potty training book is excellent for potty trainers who have already started potty training but are having trouble understanding that poop goes in the potty. The book is also appropriate for younger toddlers if you want to work on understanding poop and that everyone poops.
Just like adults can learn from books, so do toddlers. In fact, most toddlers take to potty training quicker when they are read stories about potty training. When those stories are interactive and include features such as flaps, pull tabs, or bright, colorful illustrations, potty training becomes more fun. Use the books on our best potty books for toddlers list to get your little one interested in potty training or teach more advanced potty-training skills.