Big Boys Use the Potty
No more worrying about toilet training! Big Boys Use the Potty - Potty Book is designed to get your little boy excited about potty training.
This book has 80 fun reward stickers that are full of color. They will help your child get engaged in the potty training process.
With this fun and exciting book your little boy will be potty trained in on time!
Big Boys Use the Potty - Potty Book Details:
- Paperback: 20 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-0756639273
Based On 8 Reviews
I bought this for our 25-month-old boy today, who has only begun the training process. Though the photos already seem a tad dated, the verbiage is nice and sing-songy / rhyme-y, and the little boy on the cover has been given a full name &40;Charlie Thomas&41;, which for whatever reason appeals to my little boy, who has after only a couple of times of being read to, refers to that little boy as "Tarlie Thomas." He has asked me to read this book several times to him already today. The book discusses several things, like saying "goodbye" to diapers, going to buy big-boy underpants &40;the underpants sort of look like girl panties with trains and planes on it, and there are butterfly illustrations all over the page, which is really weird to me for a boy's book - but luckily, my son just matter-of-factly tells me there are butterflies&41;, and how potty chairs may look different but they all serve the same purpose. These are touched on briefly, but my son did take notice of all of these things, which I like. I like how the little boy's teddy bear tries out his potty first, which encourages Charlie to try himself. I also like how the bear does have an accident, but the book says, "That's OK, Teddy Bear," and explains that though we might have accidents, the important part is that we try our best. The way it's worded, I feel it is reassuring to a tot, and my son certainly repeats that page over and over. If you're looking for something more instructional, I'd skip this book; however, if you're looking for something relatable and reassuring, you might give this book a try! Sometimes I don't give DK books too much credit, but my son has had a few of their other books, and they have brought him a lot of joy. I'm glad I didn't overlook this book today just because it was published by DK.
My son just turned 2 and is starting to show an interest in potty training, so I got several books for him...this one is definitely his favorite. He loves the real-life photographs &40;not just drawings&41;...I think it's easier for him to connect with. He also gets a kick out of seeing the teddy bear use the potty too. The text is nice &40;a lot of rhyming&41;, though some of the words are too sophisticated for him...he doesn't seem to mind. We love that this is a boardbook, since he's still a bit rough on regular paper pages! Highly recommended.
This is the first book I used when introducing my then 24 month old "nephew" to toilet training. &40;I've only found one other book: "The Potty Book for Boys" by A. Capucilli that is worth using. There are some terrible toilet training books for children on the market -- and library shelves.&41; I like that there are pictures of real children in this book. After "choosing which potty" the story describes the process step-by step -- from sitting down to wiping to washing hands. One plus for SINGLE MOMS is that the book only mentions "mommy." While never picturing an adult, the book speaks of "mommy" saying that Charlie Thomas &40;the main character&41; needs underpants and shops for some. All other books I've seen on this topic picture both a mother and father. My "nephew's" father isn't in the picture and so "daddy" or "dad" isn't part of his experience. The only negative I have for this book is that, while throughout the whole book it talked about going "pee or poo," on one page it switches to "tinkle." I don't understand why the author felt s/he needed to use that word once -- but I just continued to use "pee." The chart is on the wall in the bathroom and my nephew gets excited about adding a star to the chart after each "success." &40;Of course, it helps if the adult is getting really excited about the accomplishment as well.&41;
This is a very cute potty book. I love that it has real pictures rather than illustrations. My son loves to look at this when he is using the potty. It also has a potty chart and star stickers that make learning to use the potty fun.
Our son enjoys reading this book when he is sitting on the potty being a big-boy. It gives a unique way of looking at learning about the potty.
It's amazing how a star chart helps reinforce potty training. This book is even better because the stickers are large enough for him to place on chart by himself and the book has all the photos and instructions for a proper potty-going. I'm so glad I got it. He's so thrilled to be able to show Daddy each night how he did that day.
It's a great book that explains potty training to your toddler in a simple and easy to understand way. My 22 month old son enjoyed the book but really loves the included sticker chart and stickers. He potty trained very quickly &40;about a week&41; and easily, I don't know if the stickers helped but he was excited about them.
The book is of good quality and really is for your son to use than for you. Also great idea with motivational chart with stickers. If your boy is ready- it should definately catch his attention and desire to do 'the deed".