If you’re completely daunted by the concept of potty training and don’t even know where to begin, you’re certainly not alone. Parents everywhere have no clue when they’re training their first child. You probably don’t remember being potty trained, so why would you know? Luckily, there are potty training experts out there to help demystify this complicated and very messy process.
We found the best potty training books for parents attempting it for the first time or just having some difficulty with their second child. You first have to find out what age you can potty train your child during. There is a range, but there’s advice as to when you determine that your child is ready. These no-gimmicks books will give you concrete steps you can take to get your child to use the potty. And if the steps aren’t going according to plan, these authors provide tips and tricks to get you through some unpleasant situations. One of our picks claims that they can have your child potty trained in three days. Doesn’t that sound nice? Another pick tackles questions you might not even have known that you had. Our last recommendation promises to not give any conflicting advice.
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1. Oh Crap! Potty Training
This book helps determine exactly when you can begin training your child—and it might be earlier on than you expect. The author has a 6-step guide for potty training your child and tackles some messy, tricky situations that are associated with potty training, like why won’t your child go No. 2 in the toilet. She even gives parents reasons why your child might be regressing after mastering potty training and what to do when that happens.
2. Potty Training in 3 Days
If you want to make the potty training process as far as humanly possible, check out this book. It’ll give you detailed instructions and a 5-step plan to help potty train your child in three days. The book includes tips on how to introduce your child to the toilet, avoid night-time bed-wetting and how to ensure your child doesn’t have any accidents during the day by constantly watching them. Experts weighed in to give advice also.
3. Easy Peasy Potty Training
Follow the step-by-step process of potty training with this book.The author pulled from her own experience of potty training her child and also surveyed other parents to put together a no-frills guide. Unlike other guides, this book doesn’t give wishy-washy answers that make it hard for you to decide what to do. The book gives you a shopping list, preparation tips and tells how to make the no-diapers-at-night change, without many accidents.