Using the best potty to potty train your child can be a stressful time for parents, but potty training books are one of those products that can make things a whole lot smoother, especially when first starting and warming your tot up to the idea.
It is important to take it slow, try games to make it fun, and ensure your little one feels reassured, as going to the toilet for the first time can be a stressful thing. You don't want them to avoid going at all, as it can lead to your baby being constipated.
There will always be toilet training mishaps, particularly at night time, and it can be a nightmare for both parent and child. So, anything that can make this process easier is a hit with us! We have rounded up the best potty training books for boys and girls that will hopefully get your toddler out of nappies, onto the potty or potty seat, and eventually towards the toilet.
The best potty training books at a glance:
Best potty training book overall: No More Nappies - Buy now from Amazon
Best potty training book with stickers: Pirate Pete's Potty sticker activity book - Buy now from Amazon
Best interactive potty training book: Lulu's Loo by Camilla Reid - Buy now from Amazon
From revamped classics to lift-the-flap books, sticker books, and even ones that cheer them on in the process, these books should keep your little one entertained and sitting long enough to take care of business.
10 of the best potty training books for toddlers
Best potty training book overall
Say hello to Millie and Mo – two adorable toddlers who are ready to ditch their nappies and learn
Best potty training book with sound
Princess Polly (and Pirate Pete Potty) are entertaining picture books that help parents struggling
Best potty training book with stickers
Pirate Pete and Princess Polly, the best-selling potty-training phenomenon, come to life with an
Best rhyming potty training book
Follow the antics of 27 very different animals from air, land, and sea as they all go to the potty
Best classic potty training book
These classic books on a timeless subject have been reinvented for a new generation. In 1975,
Best funny potty training book
When you've got to go, you've got to go! But where? There comes a point in every toddler's life
Best straightforward potty training book
This children's book by Taro Gomi takes a no-nonsense approach to bodily functions and encourages
Best Bing potty training book
Join Bing on a toilet training adventure in this interactive sound book – perfect for encouraging
Best lift-the-flap potty training book
This engaging and sweet, funny lift-the-flap book shows children that all creatures have a place
Best interactive potty training book
Join in with Lulu's toilet adventures as she learns how to use potties and proper loos. Lulu is
Like with everything, potty training a toddler is a different experience for everyone. Some parents find they are able to potty train their child in just a week, while for others, it'll take much longer. Likewise, for some families, potty training books can be a useful tool in helping communicate to children about the new milestone they're about to embark on.
Alternatively, you might find a potty training reward chart works better for your youngster or even alongside a couple of the books above. Don't be afraid to try a few different things to see what works best for your toddler.
Emily Gilbert is the Features & Reviews Editor for Mother&Baby and has written for the website and previously the magazine for six years. Specialising in product reviews, Emily is the first to know about all the exciting new releases in the parenting industry.