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Potty Training Books for Kids & Parents

It’s no secret that potty training can be challenging, but the Orange County Library System (OCLS) can help with books designed to teach your little one all about the potty and how to use it. Borrow these books from your local OCLS branch. Visit ocls.info to find a branch near you.

> Ages 2-6

Everybody Poops
By Taro Gomi
This oldie but goodie is hilariously honest about the byproducts of digestion. The story describes the whole process — from when something goes in to when something comes out — in all walks of life. From the smallest caterpillar to the largest elephant, children will be fascinated to learn that we all poop, and potty training is just a matter of learning to poop in the right place. 

Peep and Egg: I’m Not Using the Potty
By Laura Gehl
Peep is excited to teach Egg how to use the potty, but Egg is afraid and gives all sorts of excuses. This book will help little ones understand the potty and confront their fears (like the potty being “too slippery” or “too loud”). 

Goldilocks and the Just Right Potty
By Leigh Hodgkinson
Everyone has heard of Goldilocks and the three bears, but did you know Goldilocks also has to use the potty? One day, Goldilocks decides she is done with diapers and needs “big girl” underpants and a potty. And it can’t be any potty; it has to be just right. This light-hearted tale will help little ones feel like they can find the “just right” potty too.  

> Parents

Ready, Set, Go: A Gentle Parenting Guide to Calmer, Quicker Potty Training
By Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Don’t be nervous about potty training! This book will guide you in knowing when your little one is ready and how to prepare for accidents. It will also give you some practical stories and tips from other parents who have gone through this big developmental milestone.  

Too busy to visit a branch? Use OCLS’s convenient Books by MAYL service to have these and other items delivered to your door. Call 407-835-7323 to place your requests. 

Viviana Valencia-Serrano
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Viviana Valencia-Serrano

Viviana is the Assistant Manager for Community Relations of the Orange County Library System. She holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Florida and has 10 years experience as a Children’s Librarian. Viviana is a voracious reader, obsessed with all things Harry Potter and is happy to pass that on to her 5-year-old son.

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