Our daughter is getting close to 3 years old. She enjoys sitting on the potty, will wipe, wants to flush and occasionally suggests "going potty" on her own. But she will not actually go. We have as yet gotten even an accidental pee in the potty. She doesnt seem to be aware of when she needs to go pee, and has even pee'd in a diaper within 10 minutes of sitting on the potty.
I focus on pee rather than poo here because she has a major problem going #2. I don't think she has ever had an easy time going poo. She will actually go for days sometimes before pushing something out. And that something is always a hard, big and very uncomfortable lump or two. Yesterday she actually laid down on the floor and in the process of pushing, she was grunting and scooting on her belly across the living room. She cannot seem to push in a sitting position at all. She has tried to go poo on the potty, I tell her to try, I ask her to push and she does. You can see the tummy muscles going but she cant go sitting.
We try prune juice, which she seems to be o.k. drinking. We try oatmeal, but its touch and go for her eating it. We give her lots of fruits, minimize the crackers....
We really want to potty train but how do you do that when she cannot sit to go poo???