Well, obviously at 14 months you're easing into it. My second daughter was like that, too. I think I got out the potty around then and started talking about it a lot, talking about what she did in her diaper, talking about what we did in the potty, etc. So she'd have the vocab. By 15 months for sure she was telling me when she had peed and before she pooped (sometimes before she peed). She would only sit on the little potty for a second or two, so we tried the ring on the big toilet. She liked it, so we'd sit her there after meals, after waking up, before bath, bed, and nap... If she wanted down, fine. We started getting a lot of "hits" pretty quickly, and reinforced it with praise, applause hugs. By 16 months she was only pooping in the potty (she was pretty regular so it wasn't hard to get her there). By 17.5 months we had her in undies full-time, with accidents of course. But it didn't take too long after ...
at 11:04 PM on Jun. 22, 2010