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Uh oh, gotta go! Potty Training Resources for Kids and Caregivers

on October 10, 2013

pottyPotty Training, Toilet Teaching, Potty Learning…whatever you call it, here are some books and other information resources to help!

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Books for Kids

Kelly DiPucchio. How to Potty Train Your Monster.

Presents guidelines and tips for toilet training monsters, including getting a large potty chair, instructing them towash their paws, and making frequent trips to the bathroom.

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Bernette Ford. No More Diapers for Ducky.

When Piggy can not come out to play because he is using the potty, Ducky decides it is time for him to learn to use the potty too.

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Alona Frankel. Once Upon a Potty.

Explains in simple text and illustrations why and how children use a potty.  There is a version for boys and a version for girls.

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Mylo Freeman. Potty!

In the jungle sits a potty with the words, “Only the best bottom will fit on this potty,” which prompts different animals to give it a try until a stranger shows them who fits it best.

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Taro Gomi. Everyone Poops.

Shows how creatures throughout the animal world–including humans–deal with the products of digestion.

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Emile Jadoul. All By Myself.

Leon Penguin gets up in the middle of the night all by himself to go to the bathroom.

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Gina Mayer. The New Potty.

Follows Little Sister’s experience of learning to use the potty.

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Bob McGrath. Uh Oh! Gotta Go!

Twenty-seven vignettes showing a variety of experiences of many different children during the toilet training process.

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Virginia Miller. On Your Potty!

Young bear Bartholomew finds that using his potty correctly is sometimes just a matter of the right timing.

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Robert Munsch. I Have to Go!

Andrew always answers no when asked if he needs to go to the bathroom, but changes his mind after the car is in motion, his snowsuit with ten buckles and seventeen snaps is put on, and as dinner is about to begin.

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William Sears. You Can Go to the Potty.

You Can Go to the Potty clearly introduces the basic steps of toilet learning in a natural, non-pressured way. 

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Bob Shea. Dinosaur vs. the Potty.

Dinosaur keeps insisting that he doesn’t need to use the potty, as he makes lemonade, splashes in the sprinkler, and eats a three-juice-box lunch, until his victory dance makes him change his mind.

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Alan Katz. On Top of the Potty and Other Get-Up and Go Songs.

Well-known songs with new lyrics encourage toddlers to trade in their diapers for the potty chair, including “If You Gotta Go Do Poopy,” sung to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

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Isaac Asimov. What Happens When I Flush the Toilet?

Briefly describes how toilets are used to get rid of waste and how sewage is treated.

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Connie Miller. Getting to Know Your Toilet: the disgusting story behind your home’s strangest feature.

Describes the history of the toilet, and how people dealt with human waste prior to its invention.

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Paul Showers. What Happens to a Hamburger?

Explains the processes by which a hamburger and other foods are used to make energy, strong bones, and solid muscles as they pass through the digestive system.

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Seymour Simon. Guts: Our Digestive System.

Your digestive system is out of sight and out of mind — until things don’t go right. Then you may wonder how these important organs work! You’ll find the answers in Seymour Simon’s smooth, well-organized, and fascinating introduction to the digestive system. He explains how it works twenty-four hours a day, turning pizza, sandwiches, milk, and other food into energy and nutrients and waste. Striking photographs on every spread show how major organs including the stomach and intestines move food through your body, and how, eventually, waste is eliminated. Guts takes the mystery out of something that happens to everyone, every day, while at the same time sharing a sense of wonder about the human body.

Books for Parents

Armin Brott. Fathering Your Toddler: a Dad’s guide to the 2nd and 3rd years.

This parenting guide covers a wide range of todder-age issues, including an expansive section on potty training with a dad’s-eye perspective that’s unique among parenting books.

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Carol Baicker-McKee. The Preschooler Problem Solver.

A sizeable section on potty training, especially with for a child in preschool, makes this a useful book in the potty training library.

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Sara Au. Stress-Free Potty Training: a commonsense guide to finding the right approach for your child.

Successful potty training begins with knowing your child’s personality. Is your toddler frightened of the process, afraid even to go near the bathroom? Or does he or she seem to know when it’s time to go, but can’t quite make it there in time? Stress-Free Potty Training helps you identify the best ways to approach this process, depending on your child’s temperament. The book distinguishes between common childhood personality types, providing easy techniques tailor-fit for your child, whether he or she is stubborn or willful, clinging to diapers, afraid to move on, or just a late-bloomer. Filled with straight-talk and practical advice, this book helps you take the anxiety out of this important life transition, in the way that’s right for your son or daughter.

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Linda Sonna. Early Start Potty Training.

The psychologist-author of The Everything Potty Training Book shares an effective, gentle programs that introduces children as young as six months to potty training, explaining what makes the early-start method more efficient that the readiness method and offering advice on combating common problems, overcoming accidents, building confidence, and more. 

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Alison Mackonoshie. Adiós a los pañales : una guía práctica para un hecho cotidiano.

Provides advice for parents on their baby’s hygiene, on how to prepare their youngster to use the bathroom, and on the principal stages of toilet training.

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Magazines

Parents.

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Parenting (downloadable)

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DVDs

Elmo’s Potty Time.

Potty training can be fun! Create a positive potty timeexperience for your child with Elmo, Baby Bear, Grover, and other Sesame Street friends. This amusing song-filled DVD teaches children that everyone has to learn how to use the potty. Elmo learns going to the bathroom by yourself is part of the adventure of growing up.
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Websites

Mayo Clinic Potty Training

Kids Health Toilet Teaching

Pampers

Huggies


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