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Potty Training Resources

Books for Parents

The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative by Christine Gross-loh. 2007.
By teaching parent to use elimination cues or EC, this volume aims to help parents potty train using their child’s natural communication techniques.

Diaper-Free Before 3: The Healthier Way to Toilet Train and Help Your Child Out of Diapers Sooner by Jill M. Lekovic. 2006.
Looking to get your young toddler out of diapers sooner rather than later? This will tell you how.

The Everything Guide to Potty Training: A Practical Guide to Finding the Best Approach for You and Your Child by Kim Bookout. 2010.
This book discusses each method of training to help you pick the one most appropriate for your family.

The No-Cry Potty Training Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Child Say Good-Bye to Diapers by Elizabeth Pantley. 2007.
Pantley’s techniques are perfect for those parents hoping to avoid temper tantrums around the issue of using the potty.

The Playskool Guide to Potty Training: the Best Strategies, Essential Information, and Practical Advice for Your Toddler's Potty Success by Karen Deerwester. 2008.
With a focus on play, this guide will help you make potty training fun.

Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day: Proven Secrets of the Potty Pro by Teri Crane. 2006.
How do you make potty training fast, fun and easy? Have a potty party!

Potty Training Boys the Easy Way:Helping Your Son Learn Quickly -- Even if He's a Late Starter by Caroline Fertleman. 2009.
Especially designed to deal with the unique potty training issues boys face, this is a great choice for parents and their sons.

Stress-Free Potty Training: a Commonsense Guide to Finding the Right Approach for Your Child by Sara Au. 2008.
This guide aims to help parents choose the right potty training method based on the personality type of each child.

Books to Share With Your Little Ones

Danny Is Done With Diapers: A Potty ABC by Rebecca O’Connell. 2010.
Each child, from Adam to Zach, learns to use the potty.

Dinosaur Vs. the Potty by Bob Shea. 2010.
Dinosaur doesn’t want to let the potty win, but can he hold it forever? A great story for stubborn toddlers.

How to Potty Train Your Monster by Kelly S. DiPucchio. 2009.
Ten steps to a potty-trained monster (or child).

My Big Boy Potty/My Big Girl Potty by Joanna Cole. 2000.
Classis stories about a boy and a girl that learn to use the potty. Includes teaching tips.

No More Diapers for Ducky! by Bernette G. Ford. 2006.
When Ducky finds out Piggy is learning to use the potty, he decides it’s time to learn how to use it himself.

On Your Potty, Little Rabbit by Kathleen Amant. 2008.
Anna decides to teach her rabbit how to use the potty by example.

Once Upon a Potty: Boy/Once Upon a Potty: Girl  by Alona Frankel. 2007.
This classic potty training book teaches children exactly what to do. Separate books for boys and girls helps avoid any confusion.


Potty Whispering: The Gentle Art of Infant Potty Training. 2006.
Interested in the idea of using EC with your baby or toddler? Learn more from this DVD.

Once Upon a Potty For Her/Once Upon a Potty For Him. 2004.
The classic picture books are made into movies. A parent’s guide follows.


Ask Dr. Sears - Toilet Training
From tips you should know before you start to how to travel while training, there’s a little something for every stage of training on this site.

Baby Center - Potty Training Basics
A buying guide, expert answers, tips from real parents, a readiness checklist and more make this a great and thorough source for all things potty training.

Diaper Free Baby
For those parents interested in training very young children by practicing EC (elimination cues), this is a site created by the non-profit organization supporting the movement.