Do not ask. Do not wait for her to tell. Keep an eye on the clock and on her behavior. If it's been 2 hours since she last peed or if she is doing the "potty dance", TELL her it is time to try. If she pees, reset your mental timer for 2 hours. If she doesn't, set your mental timer for 1/2 hour and have her try again. You can use a real timer too if you want. Remember that many kindergarteners will wet their pants simply because they will be so involved in something that they put off going until it's too late. That's NORMAL. And your's is only 2 and brand new at using the potty.
As for going in the diaper, it's what she's been doing for all of her life. She does not understand that the rules have changed. So, if she will go when you take her to the potty, switch her to panties. Save diapers for nighttime. Skip pullups except for long trips out with no easy bathrooms.
at 3:23 PM on May. 21, 2009