My son was born full term, and he is only occasionally interested in the potty, but he loves to flush it for me! I as told that can help interest him, because he'll then want to flush for himself. Be very patient, as some children just don't care about potty training until later than we'd like (after all, diapers are stinky and expensive!). Once she starts showing interest, encourage her without pressuring her. For now, take her with you when you have to go and let her do the flushing if she wants. Buy her some "big girl underwear" and let her wear them over her diaper. That's what helped my stepdaughter, but she wasn't fully ready for 24-hour panty wearing until she was nearly 4 1/2 years old.
at 1:36 PM on Nov. 4, 2008