Potty training. The difference between a baby and a toddler. You’ve got this! But, first things first, is your child ready? Do they show interest in using the big girl/boy potty? Are they excited to get started? Reading books with them can help you gage their interest and show them how to use the bathroom through pictures and through words you may not use. Having your child pick out fun underwear gets them invested in wearing their underwear. Try these recommended books about potty training and underwear from a mom who just went through the potty training phase.
Who doesn’t like a Mo Willems book? He just gets kids. This book walks a child though noticing they need to use the bathroom to remembering what they are playing with will be where they left it to going to the potty. The best line in the books is “1… 2… 3… Pee!” – a great line you can try to use with your child to have them realize that they can trust using the potty.
Styled more for toddlers, this book helps a child see the process of getting a potty chair, realizing why they wear diapers, and trying to learn to use the potty chair. This book nicely focuses on the child trying multiple times to use the potty chair until they understand it. This book helps teach that as soon as you wake up, it is time to try to use the potty.
Learn your vegetables and talk about underwear! This lighthearted and silly book features Pea as he prepares for Santa’s arrival while baking, decorating, mailing, and more – all while in underwear.
Practice your ABCs with potty training in mind. Each page focuses on a concept of potty training which gives you opportunities to talk about what your child is interested in. For example, K is for Kitty Litter and my daughter and I would talk about how each animal in the house knew when and where to use the bathroom. At the end of the book all of the children say good bye to their diapers!
This colorful book quickly introduces a potty chair and do’s and don’ts. Both a boy and girl character explore their new potty chairs and, of course, poop in them. At the end they are both declared big kids.
Oh polar bear! Where is your underwear? This lighthearted book gets your child talking about underwear in a fun way as the plot features Polar Bear, who has lost his underwear, and he asks his friend, Mouse, to help him find it.
This blog post was created by librarians from Park City Library with help of information found in NoveList – a database which is free with your library card. NoveList is a comprehensive reading recommendation resource.