toddler potty training

29 Effective Potty Training Books for Toddlers


If Leslie Patricellii's illustration is not enough to make you giggle, then pick up this book and you are guaranteed to laugh your way through with a toddler on your lap. Baby always thought there was only one place to poop (in his diaper!) until one day, a new possibility emerges....


Kids' Potty Training Books That Work

Teaching toddlers to use the toilet can be a difficult and frustrating process. Some learn quickly and others take their good old time! While your toddlers are sitting on the throne, provide some good reading material to encourage them to stay put until the deed is done. The proud characters in these stories tout all the benefits of reaching this new milestone. Kids learn by emulating looking at pictures of toddlers using the loo and reading all about this seemingly arduous process will surely help! Parents plan games around toilet time, implement reward systems for successful trips to the bathroom, and hit every public restroom that toddlers wants to explore in an effort to get their little tyke out of diapers. There is no shortage of training tips and tricks that desperate parents will try in an effort to reach the finish line. Reading books about the ups and downs of mastering the process is another way parents can encourage their tots along this arduous path. Check out the best toddler potty training books that will provide the extra encouragement little ones need.


dinosaur vs the potty


Dinosaur is way to busy having fun to take a break to go to the bathroom. He's sure had a lot to drink and yet he is adamant he does not need to go! Or does he? Is he dancing around or perhaps did he wait a little too long to take a restroom break? Funny and true to toddler form, this is a book that all little kids and their parents will enjoy reading together. And maybe, just maybe, it will break down your toddler's resistance to eliminating diapers.



big girl panties

Little girls love to celebrate milestones in their lives. Going shopping for big girl panties is a BIG deal. All the fun colors and characters on big girls panties are sure to entice even the most stubborn tyke to use the toilet. Join this cute cherub on her quest to graduate out of diapers! 



big boy underpants


Toddler boys want to be just like their daddies. And that includes getting rid of diapers and wearing big boy underpants. This fun celebration of growing up and going to the bathroom is a great addition for every little boy about to head down this path.



time to pee

Talented author/illustrator Mo Willems puts his cartoons to work by instructing toddlers how the centerpiece of the bathroom works. Both funny and educational, this story will coax even the most resistant toddlers into getting the job done in the right place.



no more diapers for ducky

A little peer pressure never hurt anyone! Ducky wants to play but Piggy is busy taking care of business privately. Ducky comes to realize that perhaps he, too, should lose the diaper and start doing things like a big boy.

goldilocks and the just right potty

An adorable spin on Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this little Goldilocks needs to find just the right toilet and just the right underwear. Will she be able to accomplish both of these tasks? Little girls will love to follow along and maybe they'll just get enough encouragement from Goldilocks to do it themselves.

dino potty

A friendly dinosaur in some orange briefs is ready to introduce your toddler to a new contraption. He provides easy-to-follow directions about the process, from start to finish. Thick, cardboard pages are easy for little fingers to flip through. Simplistic text with friendly, colorful pictures will appeal to little ones.




poop or get off the potty

Peeing in the commode is one thing, but pooping is a whole other milestone that requires some additional training. A hilarious and celebratory book about twins who provide plenty of instruction about this big event!



daniel's potty time

Your child's favorite little tiger is here to teach you all about the importance of visiting the latrine before you leave the house- even if you don't think you have to go! Young children don't always listen to their parents advice, but when Daniel the tiger tells them to do something, hopefully they will take his advice.



i need to wee

If you tiny tot is not allowing enough time to make it to the bathroom, this is the book for you! A fuzzy blue bear really, really, really has to go, but lots of things keep getting in the way. Will he make it in time? Read this silly book to find out how his friends come to the rescue.



duck goes potty

This award-winning picture book is filled with colorful illustrations and a simple story about a duck who learns to take care of business all by himself. Adorable book perfect for encouraging toddlers to be independent.



this cowgirl aint kiddin about the potty

Riding horses and wearing diapers just don't mix! A pretend little cowgirl refuses to use the loo and doesn't seem to be too bothered by the load she is carrying. That is until she meets a real, live cowgirl and sees that she wears big girl underpants. Suddenly our stubborn girls changes her mind!



p is for potty

Elmo is here to save the day and help your toddler with this very important task! Lift each flap for a little how-to instruction from our lovable red friend. This adorable book will teach little ones all the responsibility that comes along bathroom hygiene.

princess potty time

Princesses most certainly do not wear diapers!!! Join a sweet princess in this interactive spin-the-wheel, lift-the-flap book that will teach your little girl everything she needs to know about this private matter!


superhero potty time

Have you ever seen a superhero wearing a diaper? I don't think so. Little boys love this sturdy board book that educates them all about getting the job done like a whiz!


a potty for me

Karen Katz delivers yet another adorable lift-the-flap book, this time with a focus on peeing and pooping. A busy little toddler doesn't seem to have time to relieve herself properly. Wearing a diaper sure is convenient when you are having fun! Follow along until this cute cherub finally has success mastering this milestone.


everybody potties

Toddlers will love to grab this book and sit on the toilet for awhile. Lots of animal friends will celebrate the positive behavior of tossing the diaper aside like big girls and boys.



george goes to the potty

Peppa Pig is a supportive big sister. When George is learning how to be a big boy for the first time, she is right by his side to give him encouragement. This chunky board book is perfect reading material for your Peppa-loving, diaper-wearing toddler.


the run

We all have been there. Waiting on the other side of a bathroom door while some is taking their good old time! Chock full of humor, this storybook is a keeper! A little boy seems to have lost all sense of time sitting alone while reading a book. Suddenly the animals in the story start racing across the get in line to use the same lavatory occupied by the boy! We love this silly, imaginative book.



once upon a potty

A bright, simple, repetitive story for girls will help you along this journey. There's a little bit of education about a little girl's anatomy. Plus this handy book takes readers through the steps of removing a diaper and sitting down properly to take care of private matters. 

where's the poop

Young children will get a kick out of this engaging, lift-the-flap book about all the creatures and where they poop. Reader learn that all of the animals feel much better after they've done the deed in their respective places. Colorful and interactive book that may finally do the trick!




the potty train

If you have a choo-choo loving toddler in the midst of trying out underpants, this may be just the book you need. A toddler has hopped onto the potty express where he learns to poop all by himself. Bold, engaging illustrations and subtle humor make this book a winner.



even firefighters go to the potty

One of the biggest obstacles is to get a busy toddler to take a break from playing to actually sit down and go. In this hilarious, lift-the-flap book, we learn that even people with very important jobs have to take a break to pee and poo from time to time. 

potty animals

Consider this an all-inclusive etiquette book for toddlers. A group of the cutest, preschool animals each has a unique challenge when it comes to bathroom duties. Wilma waits until the last moment and sometimes misses. Freddie is scared to flush. And Wilbur won't wash his hands when he's done. No matter what you child's  shortcoming, it's covered with humor and a gentle nudge in this adorably illustrated title.



potty superstar

An encouraging book for active toddlers who a sick and tired of wearing their diaper. A sturdy, tabbed board book introduces readers to Ella. She loves to run, jump, and climb, but the uncomfortable nappy gets in the way of her fun. She is ready to get rid of it and learn proper bathroom hygiene. A celebratory book, despite a few accidents, is filled with humor and bright illustrations.

we poop on the potty

 A little bit of poop humor may be just what your toddler needs to finally master a new skill. This celebratory book about a very stinky subject is both informative and encouraging for little ones ready to sit on the toilet once and for all. A diverse group of little kids teaches readers all about the animals who poop in the wild, and all the people, big and small, who poop in the right place.

the new potty

Little Critter is a very helpful big brother. His little sister is training to use her brand new pink portable potty . Sometimes she makes it on time, and other times she misses. Her brother is there every step of the way, offering encouragement as only a sibling can. Lots of funny moments in this classic Little Critter book.



the potty professional

Margo Pargo isn't about to let her age stand in the way of learning how to properly use the loo! When her mother informs her that she is not quite ready to go it alone (perhaps a little bit of reverse psychology?), this little girl sets out to prove her wrong. She grabs her favorite snack (goldfish, of course!), a sippy cup full of water, and gets down to business.


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Funny Potty Stories for Toddlers

That transition period from diapers to fully potty trained can feel like an eternity at times, especially when toddlers have a fear of pooping. Going out to public places can feel like an overwhelming hassle, so much so that it's simply easier to just stay home. Rest assured that your toddler will get the hang of it one day. Experts have written parenting guides especially for toddlers who are lagging behind. The advice and guidance will speed up the process, even for the most resistant, stubborn little ones. 

It's a challenging period of time but the reward is worth it. Getting rid of the expense and mess associated with diapers is such a great hurdle that parents want to overcome as quickly as possible. Our all time favorites will help encourage tots to do the deed on a fun toddler toilet instead. Chock full of humor, a little poopy talk, and some etiquette tossed in for good measure, these books are big hits with little ones beginning their journey.  

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