My LO is almost 15 months. She just started walking and has been really good at climbing on chairs for a while so I figured we'd buy a potty, no pressure, just to get her used to the idea. I sat her on it a few times and she seemed to enjoy it, and peed in it twice. So I taught her the word "pee" as well as the sign and got a potty training storybook out and she seemed thrilled.
The third time she peed on the potty, she seemed to notice she was "leaking" and got really distressed and crying uncontrollably. She then stood up from the potty, pooped on the floor and sat back on the potty, and started crying again.
So we reassured her and congratulated her, even about the poop and everything. But ever since, although she still loves the potty book, still says the word/sign, still likes the potty object, she will cry whenever she sits on it (even when fully dressed) and look down to see what's going on. So I put the potty away for now.
I've read that some toddlers feel like they are losing a part of themselves when going potty but nothing about how to better handle it.
I am wondering, will this pass on its own? Is she just "not ready"? Should I keep engaging her with the story/leave the potty out? Should I show her that I'm fine while using the potty?