DD is 2yrs 9mths. I haven't put much time into attempts to TT her just yet, but have had a few sporadic goes that have (so far) made me suspect that she hasn't been ready.
Today I promised her a special treat if she could go on the potty or toilet (she'll sit on both, but never does anything on them). She immediately sat on the potty and did a wee. Woo hoo! I gave her a treat, and she was so excited that she sat back on and did another wee. All going awesomely!
Then in the space of about an hour, she did about 5 wees on the floor, and 1 poo on the floor too! This was despite me reminding her to sit on the potty every 5-10 mins, and her sitting on it each time but declaring she didn't need to go. (And then having an accident almost immediately afterwards...) She was very distracted during this period, as she was playing with her toys and in that 'zone'. She also seemed to have lost interest in the potty or treats, and told me she didn't want any treats and she was 'busy playing'.
So... signs that make me think she IS ready:
She's very verbal, and can talk/ understand very well.
She sometimes asks for her nappy to be changed when she's been.
Long periods of the nappy being dry before she goes.
Signs that make me wonder if maybe she's NOT ready:
6 accidents in one hour?!! How is it possible to do that many wees in an hour?
She doesn't seem to care. After having an accident she will turn to me and say "Never mind, Mummy. It's just an accident." Good that she's not upset/ traumatised by it, but also indicates she isn't at all bothered.
She can only be motivated by the promise of a reward for a very short time - after which time she seems to lose interest and declares she doesn't want it.
She's very strong willed and it's hard to get her interested.
Once she's doing something then she's VERY distracted/ busy and accidents happen.
Not sure where I go from here. For how long do I keep trying? I know people say to get rid of nappies completely, but I can't keep clearing up that many accidents all day every day. We're normally out a LOT and I'm trying to make more time at home so we can do this, but I'm worried about persisting if she's just not ready.
I have another baby due in about 10 weeks, so was hoping we would be all done by then, but am not so sure now!
I'm really at a loss. Most of the stuff I read is about how not to upset/ traumatise your child while TT. It doesn't say much about children who don't really seem to care too much about TT!