26 mo won't potty on her own


My 26 month old daughter as been toilet training for 3 months now. She wears panties at all times during the day, still wears diapers at nap and night time, although, she is dry 90% of the time after naps, and 50% of the time in the morning. She will go poop and pee on the potty when we tell her too, but rarely does she go on her own. As a result, she is still having accidents because we can't predict 100% of the time when she needs to go. She might tell us when she needs to go 1 or 2 times per day, but for the most part she is going on the potty simply because we put her on there when we think she needs to go. She only has occasional resistance when we tell her to go, and when that happens, I simply set the potty bell, and she will go when she hears to bell. I also have to let you know she is very small for her age, and I got tired of cleaning out the little potty, so I always have to put her on the big potty, she can't climb up by herself. My other two children were potty trained using John's method as well, and they both would tell me when they needed to go very early on in the process. My question is, should she be able to tell me when she needs to go potty at this point 100% of the time during the day? The only other thing that might be hindering this process, is when we swim in our pool she has trouble telling us when she needs to go, its harder for me to know how often she needs to go because she does drink some of the pool water when she goes under the water. I believe she is having a lot of pee accidents in the pool. Incidentally, the more swimming we do, the more accidents she seems to have during the day. Do you think we are just going to have to deal with all of these accidents until after the end of the summer when we close our pool?

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