In a more general sense, yes start potty training when your child is obviously aware of their bowel and bladder voiding and are uncomfortable with using a diaper for it. I'd say the longer you put it off, the easier it will be. Rushing a kid who is not really truly ready will result in hours of frustration and lots of unnecessary stress in your life and your relationship with your little one.
In a more immediate sense, only suggest the potty when you have the time and patience to sit there and wait for ages. Take a book or smoething to do so you're not rushing him/her.
I'm currently working on training my 6th child. With the first, I was in too much of a hurry, I listened to my mother who thought my life would be easier if I got him out of diapers asap, but it wasn't easy; it was frustrating. He was too young.
at 8:29 PM on Feb. 15, 2011