How is it going? We also started but have come to the conclusion that our dd is not ready, or perhaps we are not ready!
Our major prob was that she was happy to sit in potty but would not do anything in the potty, but instead waited until she got up and moved away to do anything. Even when we got to her with the potty she resisted sitting down until she was done and then she was quite happy to sit on it again. Any tips? We are leaving it to the summer hols now as my stress is so high that I need a break.
3rd day and a few accidents today. She is ok when I put her on the potty-she will do either a wee or poo after a few minutes - however she doesn't ask for the potty herself. She waits until she wees then as she feels it tells me she's doing it by which time its too late.
We started on Thurs, as I was off work till today. DD is 2.5 in July. I can't really work out if we're doing well - like you, my DD 'performs' when I put her on the potty/toilet, and only seems to go every 2 hours or so. But she doens't ask for it herself, or tell me that she needs to go. I tried waiting for her to ask but then we had 6 accidents in 1 day! Yesterday we were out all day and all wees in the travel potty, but at my suggestion, not hers. I've sent her off to nursery today in the 'big girl pants' so I'll have to see what they make of it.
If it helps, it was ages (and I mean months and months) before my ds voluntarily and reliably asked for the potty/toilet - in time to actually make it there! I just had to make sure he went regularly. I think this is a fairly common experience - at first they are not used to recognising the need to go and have limited ability to 'hang on'.
We're doing it too this week. I started yesterday (dd2 was 2 in feb). I'm not sure whether she's ready either, as she doesn't ask for the potty and seems unsure she needs to go until she goes! It's going better today than yesterday so far (disastrous yesterday!). I'm going to give it one more day, and then decide whether to wait until the summer.
It was easier with my first dd - she was obviously really ready to potty train - she asked for knickers and we had no accidents. i think probably you can train a child who isn't as ready, but it takes perseverence and more accidents. Good luck!!
My dd is 31 months and I tried potty training her 6 weeks ago - I stuck it out for 9 days and I always had to ask her to go to the potty - she did loads of wees and loved wearing the pants but never took herself to the potty and when left too long always had accidents. As for poos well she's got a fear of doing them on the potty (wees fine) so these were always done in her pants! At the begining I asked her every 15 mins then made the gap longer, but after a few days she got annoyed about me asking all the time and then wouldn't sit on the potty any more.
I think its hard as you want them to work it out for themselves but when left they wee everywhere! She also never weed outside of the house (wouldn't sit on the travel potty) and at playgroup weed everywhere despite me asking her every 15mins.
I therefore decided to abandon the idea and will try again in the summer. The thing is though she never tells me when she needs a wee or when she's doing a wee and now has a real phobia of doing a poo and holds on to it for days and will only go when gravity takes over! So I have no idea when she'll ever become potty trained!
I think if I didn't have a second child I might persevere again as its good to hear that they don't seem to take themselves to the potty straight away, but its hard work and mentally draining asking them all the time!