Most kids are ready for potty training around age 2 but many kids aren’t ready until age 3. Experts advise waiting until your child is interested and shows the signs of readiness which includes knowing when they have to go, undressing themselves, following directions, and staying dry for two hours. So, the potty training age is whenever the child is ready.
Potty Training Books for Kids
Potty Power by Hello!Lucky, Sabrina Moyle, illustrated by Eunice Moyle
Get help with going number 1 and number 2 from Super Pooper and Whizz Kid. Playful and fun!
Potty by Leslie Patricelli
A cute toddler needs to go potty but wonders where to go– in the diaper? No! How about in the potty!?
The Underwear Book by Todd Parr
Helpful and silly tips will encourage your kids to embrace their underwear, especially those potty training kiddos.
A Potty for Me by Karen Katz
Narrated by a little girl, she tells how she wears a diaper at night. Then, her mom gets her a potty. Sometimes she has accidents but that’s okay. She sits on the potty throughout the day to try and eventually, pees on the potty.
Underwear! by Jenn Harney
Little Bear is having a hysterical adventure with his underwear much to his parents’ exasperation. Rhyming, giggle-inducing text pairs perfectly with comedic, expressive illustrations. Potty training kids will be able to relate to this story about a little bear who has a lot of *fun* with his underwear.
Potty Music by Guido van Genechten
A whimsical musical adventure about animals using the potty… with some very interesting song effects that are potty-like but actual musical instruments. Each page has a music note to press and music plays. This will crack your kids up!
The Poop Song by Eric Litwin, illustrated by Claudia Boldt
Rhyming, adorable, and fun — especially for the potty training kiddos.
Pottytime for Chickies by Janee Trasler
Silly chickies, the potty is not for splashing around, playing with toilet paper, or boinging off of towels, it’s for tinkling!
Where Do You Poop? by Agnese Baruzzi
In this rhyming and pull-the-tab book, you’ll read all about where and when kitties, birds, hippos, wolves, and mice poop, just to name a few. I LOVE how fun and playful it is, too.
Clayton Parker Really Really Really Has to Pee by Cinco Paul, illustrated by Gladys Jose
Funny and relatable, Clayton Parker is on a school field trip to the zoo. BUT, he forgot to go to the bathroom before they left the school– and he really needs to find a restroom but the first one is closed. His bladder is about to burst as he searches everywhere for a bathroom.
Goldilocks and the Three Potties by Leigh Hodgkinson
Goldilocks wants to wear big girl undies but first, she needs to find a just-right potty. Which one will she pick?
Time to Pee! by Mo Willems
My kids and I loved this book when they were potty training — and just for read-aloud fun anytime. With a crew of helpful mice holding up signs, learn to listen to your body when it’s time to pee– and then go to the bathroom. Darling illustrations.