Just wandered if you lovely people could help, I am at my wits end. My 2.5 year old daughter shows no readiness for potty training, she does not really recognise when she has been for a wee or poo, she has on the odd occasion mentioned when she has gone for a wee or poo but shows no interest in what she produces, not even pointing to her nappy or any signals that she has gone. I have been putting her on her potty for about 3-4 moths everyday every 2 hours but still no interest. I should have thought that she would get the picture by now but no.
I tried putting her in pants the other day, when she had an accident she did not say anything just carried on playing regardless of being wet/dirty, i think that she is quite happy to wallow in her own poo. I want her to be potty trainined NOW!!!
my dd is quite a babyish 2.5 year old, and is still quite little so i dont know if she is just not ready yet. I just feel really down as it seems as al the toddlers i know that are her age are ready for potty training and interested but dd is not.
Can you not just leave it for a bit? Why does it have to be now? You say she is showing no readiness.
My DD was exactly the same as yours, she is slightly older as she will be 3 in September and I never ever thought she would potty train, was more than happy sitting in poo and would get really annoyed if I suggested in sitting on the potty.
Then 2 weeks ago she just announced she needed a wee, so we sat on the potty and she did one, since then we have had one accident when she was half way up the stairs and I don't think she could decide whether to go up or down, I don't even need to ask her if she needs a wee/poo she'll just go and do it when she is ready.
My advice would be to leave it for now, comletely, don't mention the potty at all or try and get her to sit on it...she will get there.
I didn't start potty training until the month before ds was 3. I tried at about 2.5 but he had no idea what he was meant to do so we went back to nappies after a few days. It was a lot easier when we tried the second time.