My daughter is 26 months old and has been coming home from nursery chatting all about how her friends use the potty now and it's her turn now (think nursery put these words.into her.mouth!) We didn't feel she was ready but took her potty shopping anyway so that she could have a go sitting on it and we'd have it ready when she is. We've only had it a day but she is now obsessed with sitting on the potty or on her potty seat on the toilet. She's constantly asking to sit on it and is very excited about itand proud of herself but it's a complete pain for us having to take her trousers and nappy off and on every 10 minutes for no reason. If we tell her she can't sit on the potty you'd think we'd told her the world was ending. On the positive side she has started telling us she has a poo 'in her bottom' and asking for the potty after she has done a poo. I guess that's a step in the right direction? I just don't know whether we're making things harder for everyone by having a potty around. I honestly don't think she's ready to potty train and with a baby due in a month was not planning on starting potty training for a long while. Do we continue letting her sit on it and hope that either she gets bored soon or gets the idea or do we hide it away until she shows signs of actually being ready? Sorry I've written an essay!