Your Toddler: 19-24 Months

Best Potty-Training Books For Toddlers

Dreading the difficult (and dirty) transition from diapers to toilets? Try psyching your toddler up by reading some of these books.
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Potty by Leslie Patricelli
Should baby use the litter box to go to the bathroom? Um, nope. For a bit of absurd fun, this book uses animals to demonstrate that people should use the toilet. $7, Amazon.com
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Even Firefighters Go to the Potty by Wendy Wax and Naomi Wax
Does your kid look up to firemen? This fun read uses everyday heroes as potty-going role models. $8, Amazon.com
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Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi
Okay, so there's not much of a plot, but it does clearly explain that there's no shame in going number two. The not-so-typical concept and colorful illustrations will capture your toddler's attention. $8, Amazon.com
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A Potty for Me! by Karen Katz
This book's positive phrases and catchy rhymes give kids the scoop on how to use the potty. And the lift-the-flap interaction just might empower them — or at least keep them entertained while they try. $8, Amazon.com
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Diapers Are Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick
This book's message is that potty training takes time — and that's okay! It also includes tips for parents and caregivers (and you could use some, right?). $8, BarnesandNoble.com
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Sesame Street: Potty Time With Elmo
If Elmo can teach kids to say the alphabet, he can teach them how to use the toilet. And what toddler won't love pushing buttons that make sounds? $9, BarnesandNoble.com
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Poop! There It Is! by Xavier Finkley
You may need to inject some humor to get through potty training. And this one just might give you flashbacks to the '90s. $10, Amazon.com
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Toilet Tales by Andrea Wayne von Konigslow
Ever see a giraffe use the toilet? Well, you will in this book! Here's another animal-centric tale meant to teach kids that the potty is for “big kids like you.” $8, Amazon.com
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The Potty Book by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Keeping it positive, this cute read teaches kids that using the toilet means more independence (and more time to play!), and you can get a version written for a boy or for a girl. $6, Amazon.com
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