Potty Training Books

Laura - posted on 01/28/2011 ( 23 moms have responded )

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Can anyone suggest a good book on potty training? I have a 2 yr old girl who is ready... and I'm not!

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Kelly - posted on 02/10/2011

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Go to the library! I didn't use books but there are fun sing-a-long music CD's and video's. I think I still can sing some of them and the baby is 12! Rewards...hit the dollar store. I filled a basket with cheap stuff and they got to pick after each success. Worked like a charm and I slowly ended it. They won't regress once they are there anyways.

Angie - posted on 02/03/2011

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I would also suggest NOT falling into the pull ups trap. They are way too expensive....I made that mistake, my daughter only thought of those as diapers.

Dawn - posted on 01/31/2011

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The main point is once you put her in pull-ups don't go back to diapers. It's an adjustment for parents (definitely). But, imagine how much money you will save when she is finally wearing panties. That's the ultimate goal!

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Chrissy - posted on 02/15/2011

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There is a funny potty book for kids. Its called potty poo poo wee wee. Its a book about a little dinosaur who doesnt want to use the potty and finally gets the idea too.

Ashley - posted on 02/10/2011

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Potty Training Books
Once upon a potty for girls book or DVD **Favourite one**
Potty time Bear in the big blue house book or DVD *Fav#2*
Monster Guide to the Potty book
How do dinosaurs use the potty book
What to expect when using the potty book

The kids love them however they get excited to see the movie and then read the book, then practice on the toilet.
Good Luck and don't stress about training by a certain age or date, just let them learn it it will be alot easier
no stress=success :)

Nikki - posted on 02/09/2011

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if she is ready go for it- my daughter is 2 on saturday and has been ready for a while - take her with you when u go and have a potty around for a while before u start, then clear a few days and keep asking every 45 mins or so if she needs it rewards have worked for us and lots of applause - we started with just a penny sweet for a wee but she had issues with poo for the first week and would wait until i put a pull up on in the evening to go but after the first present for going in the potty she now cant wait, small presents neednt be expensive and lots of praise- 3 weeks in and we are now sorted and she cant wait to perform- beware tho she now thinks every one wants to know exactly what she has done in the day and tells every one until they clap- good luck its worth it in the end and think of the money saved on nappys

Tanda - posted on 02/06/2011

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Buy the ebook from 3daypottytraining.com. It costs about $25 but it was definitely worth it. I had tried EVERYTHING and that's what finally worked. It has worked great for many of my friends as well.

Lori - posted on 02/04/2011

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I think pull ups are a huge waste of money.. Pick up some gerber underware and when everybody is ready (I didn't potty train my kids until they already went number one and two on the potty) . Also, I never gave my kids gifts for using the toilet.. They can become ridiculously expensive and it doesn't always work.. I gave big hugs and high fives.. I think that works just as well! Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 02/04/2011

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On Top of the Potty; Everyone Poops; Who Stole My Potty; 3 very good books that are fun and get a point across. Good luck!

Elizabeth - posted on 02/03/2011

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I have used Potty Training 1-2-3 by gary Ezzo. It is the potty training in a day and didn't happen in a day. But the idea of going full force for a full day really helped. I never went back to diapers once I took them off.

Lucy - posted on 02/03/2011

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My son is 2 and we are potty training. It has taken about 3 daya, with the use of a sticker chart and chocolate! He now goes no problem and doesnt expect a treat. We read him the 'pirate Pete' potty book, which has noises way before he was ready to start and also got a couple of pottys just to have around for him to get used to! If shes ready go for it! we stayed in the house for about 3 days so it wasnt too much hassle and when it got too much we went in the garden or for a quick walk. His one year old sister has even started sitting on it! Xx best of luck! The first couple of days ae hard and will test your patience but it's well worth it.

Angie - posted on 02/03/2011

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Just read articles on line, that is my suggestion. I bought several books, but I got the same answers on-line and from other mothers. Don't waste the money if you do not have to. If you still think you need books, library!! I did by Potty Training for Dumbies, that was pretty good, but my child was very stubburn and everything that book said to try did not work. Her willingness to get potty trained worked.

Cassidy - posted on 02/03/2011

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I downloaded Potty Boot Camp for $5. Really liked it. Worked but still having issues on having a BM in the toilet. Refuses no matter what I do or bribe him with:(

Nettie - posted on 02/02/2011

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There is a book called How to potty train in less than a day. It works too. It says you need to spend 8 hours with your child with NO interruptions. I really got tired after 4 and it worked after that. My daughter is 19 today and she was only 15 months when I did this and she never wet her pants from that day forward. Of coarse I did leave a potty chair in the den for her behind a chair so she could go if I got busy cooking and she needed to go real quick. This book was a blessing to me and I suggest it to everyone. Her doctor told me to get her back in a diaper, that she was too young to potty train, but she would NOT go backwards, and refused a diaper and loved her independence just like I loved not having to buy diapers from that day forward. Good luck!

Lori - posted on 02/02/2011

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If you're not ready don't do it! I recommend the video potty power.. 2 out 3 of my little children really enjoyed that video when they were in the process! Good luck!

Ceri - posted on 02/02/2011

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We have that Elmo book. My son loves it. Can't say it has worked as we are struggling right now (He is 3) Target has a Dinosaur VS The Potty book. It is SO funny! But I think lik $15 bucks and that's too pricy for a kids book for us. The Everything potty book was so helpful. It gives several diffrent methods and what to do when things go wrong and the basics things I never even would have thought of. I got mine used and am glad I picked it up on a whim over a year ago. It was funny to read because of the phrasing (or I thought it was)

Meagan - posted on 02/02/2011

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At Toys R Us, they have a book called "Elmo can use the Potty" It's got the buttons that make noise and is pretty good. They also have the same book with the pink girl monster for girls to read.

Ceri - posted on 02/01/2011

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potty help for mom or child? The one I sugested was for parents it has SO much good info!

Dawn - posted on 01/31/2011

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Get the potty just for her, and whenever you go potty take her with you. Have her go through the routine, of everything just to get her use to the steps. Try to ask her if she needs to go every 30 min to 1-hour. If you are about to leave to run errands take her to the bathroom first. Once you get to a store, ask her if she has to use it then. Gradually work the idea of going to the bathroom into your daily routine. Then, in about 6-months to a 1yr she will probably be doing most of it on her own (with some assistance with the wipes).

Nikki - posted on 01/28/2011

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I dont know any books but what my husband and I did for my daughter seemed to work out pretty good. We bought the pullup princess box with the potty training kit. We took all the stuff out of the box and replaced it with some dollar store prizes (ex: necklaces stickers crayons and stuff). Everytime she would go potty we would let her select a prize. Then after she started going pee we had an issue with her pooping on the potty. So we started only giving her prizes if she went poop. She doesnt even wear a pullup to bed cause she wakes up and goes potty. She really likes prizes.

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