Ditching the diaper is one of the great milestones in child development. That moment comes when children reach sufficient brain maturity to control toilet training and have a basic level of self-knowledge that allows them to be aware of the signs to go to the bathroom.
However, children do not usually take that step overnight; they need time for the removal of the diaper to pass naturally and become a source of pride. One way to prepare them for that moment is through children’s stories.
Children’s stories to help your child get out of the diaper without trauma
On the farm, competition has started between animals to figure out what each one has in his diaper. Only Quique, the rabbit, does not participate because he has been going to the bathroom for a long time, and he does not wear a diaper. This funny story speaks openly about this topic and is accompanied by colorful drawings and nice flaps with surprises to motivate children to lose their fear of taking off their diapers and daring to go to the bathroom alone.
Teach your dragon to potty, by Steve Herman
This story told in rhyme follows a boy’s efforts to teach his dragon to go to the bathroom alone. The road is not easy, but with discipline and time, they make great strides. Undoubtedly, it is a very original story that is complemented by beautiful drawings that will attract the attention of the little ones from the first moment and will help them to identify even more with the characters. The story will serve as a guide for your own diaper removal.
I go to the bathroom alone, by various authors.
With fun sounds and a song, this interactive story from the Planeta publishing house is an excellent resource for teaching little princesses at home to go to the bathroom alone. Its protagonist, Lucia, a nice girl who already goes to the bathroom alone, will teach the little ones some tricks to say goodbye to the diaper and start using the bathroom once and for all. The story is complemented with fun illustrations so that the girls feel more identified with the character. However, the book is also available in a children’s version ” I’m going to the bathroom alone, “in which Pablo is the main character.
Rita’s urinal, by AmaiaCíaAbascal
Ditching is often a time-consuming process in which setbacks occur. That is precisely the lesson that the story of Rita leaves us, a girl to whom her parents give her a potty and decide to put down the diaper. It is a simple but realistic story that narrates the ups and downs that the protagonist suffers throughout the process, and that helps to level the expectations of children about the removal of the diaper so that they do not feel frustrated or sad about the accidents that usually occur.
We all poop, by Taro Gomi
It is a beautifully illustrated book that clarifies the doubts of the little ones about this physiological process that all living beings share. This story aims to normalize the act of going to the bathroom so that children develop a healthy relationship with this experience and are not ashamed of it. From the signature of the Japanese author Taro Gomi, the story is complemented with very illustrative drawings so that the little ones understand it better.