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My toilet training library

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    , toddler, child

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Pick a few books that can be stacked or stored near the potty or toilet. It’s a perfect time to read a story ans distract your toddler.

A critical early step in successful toilet training is getting your child to sit on the toilet long enough to relax and let something happen. Distraction helps, and books are the perfect tool. Let your child pick a few books that can be stacked or stored near the potty. The books don’t have to be toilet training related, and you can include some catalogs and even cookbooks in the mix to keep things engaging. For optimum results, change over the books weekly.

If you are in the market for a few new books, we suggest the following award winners:

A Potty for Me!

A Lift-the-Flap Instruction Manual by Karen Katz (Little Simon, 2004)

Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Tot: Songs and Rhymes for Toilet Training

by Bruce Lansky (Meadowbrook, 2005)

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

by Don Wood and Audrey Wood (Child’s Play International; Board Book edition, 1998)

The Little Engine That Could

Easy-to-Read by Watty Piper (Grosset & Dunlap, 1986)

Sounds on the Farm

(Hardcover) by Gail Donovan (Innovative Kids; Har/Toy edition, 2004)

Open the Barn Door, Find a Cow

by Christopher Santoro (Random House Books for Young Readers, 1993)

I Love to Laugh: A Book of Fun and Giggles

by Karen Farmer (Penton Kids, 2007)