Momaha Blog: 3 potty training books your toddler will actually want to read

By Ashley Strehle Hartman
Published in the Omaha World-Herald’s on March 18, 2022

Like many children of the 90s, I loved the Harry Potter books.

Sure, the title character, Harry Potter, was okay. But I wasn’t reading the Harry Potter books for him. No, in my mind at least, Harry was just a secondary character to the real hero of the series — Harry’s friend Hermione Granger.

I loved Hermione. She was smart, strong and she always seemed to have the answers, because she knew where to turn when she had questions — to books. Ron, Harry’s best friend and (Hermione’s future husband), said this about Hermione in the second book of the series: “Because that’s what Hermione does…When in doubt, go to the library.”

That strategy makes sense to me, too. So, when I have a challenge I don’t know how to face, I follow my hero’s lead and I go to the library. I get books to help me, and now that I’m a mom, I get books to help my daughter, too.

That’s why my daughter has lots of books to help her with her next challenge — potty training. Here are her three favorites:

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