I trained my son at 2 years 8 months and he was dry within days. Dry at night a few weeks after. It was really easy and required no bribery or anything- he just did it. I was feeling pretty smug. Until recently that is. When my daughter was 2 years 8 months (the age was coincidental- I'm not totally insane) we tried and it was disasterous. She was peeing everywhere and I was trying to juggle that with a teething 4 month old baby. It just wasn't working. A month on we are trying again as daddy has been home to help. I was hoping we'd be sorted by the time he went back to work but alas, no such luck. So far, she's managed to wee in the potty twice- and on both occasions she's taken herself to the potty without any interference from me. This gives me hope, but then it's been over a week and that's all she's done. The rest have been on the floor. I can sit her on the potty and she'll do nothing, but then pee on the floor 5 minutes later. I just don't know what to do! I wasn't prepared for this being so difficult. Any advice greatly appreciated.
Thanks Zinnia. TBH I've been in 2 minds as to if she's ready or not. No sooner have I decided that she's not ready and to go back to nappies than she has a success and I'm left wondering if im being to quick to give up. It's so hard to know what to do for the best!