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Resources – Toilet Training

Kaitlin Atkinson Family Resource Library
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Big boys use the potty / Pinnington, Andrea -- New York: Dorling Kindersley Ltd, 2005.
Take the worry out of toilet training with this engaging book, specially designed to motivate boys to get excited about using the potty.
FAM HQ 770.5 .P51 2005

Big girls use the potty / Pinnington, Andrea -- New York: Dorling Kindersley Ltd, 2005.
Take the worry out of toilet training with this engaging book, specially designed to motivate girls to get excited about using the potty.
FAM HQ 770.5 .P5 2005

Constipation, withholding and your child: a family guide to soiling and wetting / Cohn, Anthony. -- London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.
The book examines the different causes of toileting problems, and provides practical techniques and strategies to help children overcome these problems. It emphasizes the importance of diet and gives advice on how to make using the toilet less frightening, the benefits of keeping a stool diary, and what medication to use in different circumstances.
FAM HQ 770.5 .C64 2007

Devinir propre: petits et grands tracas / Bernard-Bonnin, Anne-Claude. -- Montreal: Éditions du CHU Sainte-Justine, 2010.
Les enfants sont généralement prêts à devenir propres entre l'âge de 2 et de 4 ans. Mais comment commencer l'apprentissage? Quelles en sont les principales étapes? L'auteure répond à ces questions dans un petit livre destiné aux parents.
FAM HQ 770.5 B47 2010

Everyone poops / Gomi, Taro -- Brooklyn, NY: Kane/Miller, 1993.
The book explains how animals and people of all ages, from adult to very young child, poop and how infants may use diapers. The final portion of the book explains that because every animal eats, it must poop.
FAM HQ 770.5 .G6613

Keys to toilet training / Zweiback, Meg. -- Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 2009.
This book provides practical guidance for parents coping with toilet training, beginning with helping a child through early steps and continuing on to independence. The author discusses common setbacks and approaches to overcoming difficulties, emphasizing child development and communication with caregivers, teachers and grandparents.
FAM HQ 770.5 .Z93 2009

Parenting guide to toilet training: with a story for you and your child to share / Krueger, Anne -- New York: Ballantine Books, 2001.
This guide discusses reading the readiness signs; letting your child take the lead; equipment essentials; finding the right approach; dealing with setbacks and frustrations; keeping your cool when accidents happen; the differences between training boys and girls; when to switch to underpants; and staying dry at night.
FAM HQ 770.5 .K78 2001

Le secret de Dominique / Gervais, Jean -- Montréal: Les Éditions du Boreal, 1987.
Ce livre suit Dominique, un jeune garçon qui mouille son lit et les émotions résultants qu’il expérience.  On donne aussi des conseils pour aider les jeunes à vaincre ce problème.
FAM HQ 770.5 .G47

Toilet training for individuals with autism & related disorders: a comprehensive guide for parents & teachers / Wheeler, Maria -- Dallas, Texas: Future Horizons, 2004.
This comprehensive guide contains more than 200 toilet training tips and 60 case examples to guide parents and teachers of children with autism who need techniques beyond those used to toilet train other children.
FAM RJ 506 .A94 W43 2004

Understanding bedwetting / Satkunarasa, Shen; deLoache, Shawn. -- New York: Medikidz USA, Inc., 2018.
In graphic novel format, the Medikidz, superheroes from the planet Mediland, help the reader and Jay understand bedwetting.
FAM HQ 770.5 .S28 2018

What to expect when you use the potty / Murkoff, Heidi -- [New York] HarperFestival, 2004.
A book designed to help parents answer their children's questions about when and how to use the potty.
FAM HQ 770.5 .M87 2004

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Web Sites

Toilet Training

Toilet Learning: Caring for Kids / L’apprentissage de la propreté: Soins de nos enfants

Toilet Training your Child - American Academy of Family Physicians

Toilet Teaching Your Child - Kids Health – Information for Kids, Teens and Parents from the Nemours Foundation

Toilet Training – From the Government of Manitoba

Potty Training – Babycenter

11 Must Have Potty Training Tips – Canadian Family

Bedwetting / Enuresis

Bedwetting – Caring for Kids / L’incontinence nocturne: Soins de nos enfants

Bedwetting - Kids Health – For Kids, Teens and Parents from the Nemours Foundation

Bedwetting – MedlinePlus from the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Bedwetting – From the Government of Manitoba

Bed-wetting (nocturnal Enuresis) – About Kids Health / Énurésie – About Kids Health

Bedwetting –

This guide provides medical material for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician. The information may not always apply to your individual situation.

The guide represents material available in the Family Resource Library collection at CHEO. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Your local public library may also be able to provide valuable information.

If you require materials in alternative formats, please contact the library at 613-737-7600 ext. 2157 or at

Last updated: November 2018
Links tested: November 2018

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