{Friday Finds} Potty Training Books for Boys

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The Prince has been of potty training age for over a year now and we have been struggling. It seems like every success has come with several steps back. We’ve been trying suggestions from friends and family with limited success, so we decided to take it to the pros… with books designed for the Prince to read. Here are a few of our favorites.


Starting with the number one rated potty book on the market. It’s a very simple book, but has been effective for many families. The illustrations are so cute!


Potty by Leslie Patricelli

There comes a point in a toddler’s life when going in one’s diaper is only one possible option, and the question must be raised: Should I go in my potty? With pitch-perfect humor and pacing, Leslie Patricelli follows the inner dialogue (sure to have little ones shouting responses) and hilarious actions of everyone’s favorite Baby, winding up with an over-the-top look of surprise and delight that will have both parents and offspring laughing out loud. “I did it!”



Potty training with a pirate twist. Considering the Prince’s love for pirates, it just seemed like a good fit. I love the pleasant pastel artwork and that it comes so highly-rated.

Pirate Potty by Samantha Berger 

A pirate-themed, toilet-training 8×8 that is fit for the littleswashbuckler in your life!

Every pirate needs his captain’s chair and this 8×8 with a perfed captain’s hat and reward stickers is perfect for the little pirate learning to use the potty for the first time!

With a helpful, step-by-step story that introduces boys to the concept of toilet training, Pirate Potty is an adventurous lesson that everyone needs to learn.


Another themed potty-training book for fans of firefighting. I like the idea of enforcing that even his heroes need to stop to go potty. Lift-the-flap books are also great for engaging him in the story.

Even Firefighters Go to the Potty: A Potty Training Lift-the-Flap Story by Wendy Wax

Clang! Clang! Clang! The fire truck is pulling out of the station. But wait! Where is the firefighter going? To the potty! Even firefighters go to the potty!

Toddlers are uneasy about toilet training. And in most cases, even if they know they have to go, sometimes they are too busy to bother. In this hilarious gate-fold story, each person–from a firefighter on the way to answer a fire alarm to a zoo keeper on the way to feed the polar bears–stops what they are doing to go to the potty. With humor and no pedantics, toddlers learn that everybody uses the potty.


This book comes in a boy and a girl version. This one shows how much more fun it will be when he’s not tied down to diaper changes… a technique we are finding effective.

The Potty Book: For Boys by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Every little boy’s graduation from diapers to the potty is always a very important moment–and one to make both parents and toddlers proud! In The Potty Book, Henry needs to have his diapers changed so he can go out and play. Then mom and dad bring home a big box, and Henry is anxious to open it up and see what’s inside. Is it a rocking chair? A bed for Teddy? No, it’s a potty–which means that it’s time for Henry to graduate from his diapers. This gentle and humorous little story is charmingly illustrated and told in verse. Little boys will enjoy looking at the pictures and having the story read to them. Meanwhile, they’ll start getting the idea that it’s time for them to grow up, exactly like Henry. So that at last, they’ll be able to say–“I’m off the potty!”


Okay, I’ll admit it… it was the title alone that sold me on this little gem…

Super Pooper: Potty Training for Kids by Monika Sloan

The colorful illustrations and cute characters will bring fun and laughter to a sometimes frustrating and challenging world of potty training! This book is certain to become a favorite choice of potty training your little one.



Does your family have a favorite potty training book? What potty training techniques worked for you?

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