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Potty Training With Books
by Stacy Jones Tolentino

One of the best ways to introduce toddlers to potty training is to read them books about this very thing. Potty training is much less intimidating when the topic is addressed in story form with lots of cute pictures. Here is a list of books to get you started, but keep in mind that there are many, many potty training books available.

  • Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi won't just make little ones giggle. It will make grown-ups giggle too.

  • Going to the Potty was written by Mr. Rogers and illustrated by Jim Judkis. As usual, Mr. Rogers makes everything he talks about less frightening.

  • I Want My Potty by Tony Ross introduces readers to a little Princess who must learn to use her potty and it reminds little ones that accidents do happen.

  • Once Upon a Potty by Alona Frankel comes in "his" and "her" versions and is a very popular potty training book. It has a very cute story and even cuter pictures. It's a must for any toddlers' home library.
Reading books about potty training is the first step of the potty training process. If you make it a point to read potty training books to your little one often, she'll definitely warm up to the idea of using the potty. Have fun reading and remember, when your tot is ready for training pants, don't use disposable ones, purchase cloth ones (preferably without a synthetic core) or just purchase real underwear.

Good luck!

Copyright 2001 Stacy Jones Tolentino/ Homefront Publishing
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