Resources to encourage potty training

Are you the parent of a baby or toddler or even a soon-to-be preschooler who is struggling with potty training? I was in that position not long ago. My son, who turned 4 recently, just finally got the hang of it. We struggled with getting him to use the toilet in the evenings after work and on the weekends. It was difficult to convince him to disrupt his playtime when his body told him he should. We read lots of potty and toilet training books to him, we sang songs and researched. Ultimately, it only worked when he was ready to take on the task himself. In any case, if you are a parent in this position, you may find this list of books and materials helpful. The library’s Storytime It’s In the Bag was especially useful, it includes several books for the kiddo as well as parent materials. Be sure to praise your child and yourselves for the hard work of potty training!