I think I am royally screwing up potty training my 2.5 year old DD. She seemed to be ready as much as I could tell; interested in sitting on the potty, staying dry for long periods, knows when she has to poop. And she finally went poop on the potty at her preschool this week. So yesterday I put her in underwear and we started telling her to tell us when she has to go potty. We also had her try to go a few different times during the day. Well she had two accidents and no success on the potty but I was okay with that. Today, back in underwear and I think DH and I overdid it with reminding her to tell us about when she has to go, because when I tried to take her to the bathroom to try she refused to sit on the potty. Also, we made the monumental mistake of going out to the mall and I stupidly thought it would be no big deal to take her to the public bathroom there. So she had an accident but was clearly afraid to sit on the potty there. Then at home she had three more accidents and the last two she didn't even tell us she was wet and is now refusing to sit on the potty at all.
I am starting to think we need to stop and try this again in a couple months. But I also don't want to give up too early if this is all typical - I know it's only been a couple days but I really feel like we just made this all too big a deal and have traumatized her into not wanting to use the potty.
Would you stop and try again later or keep pushing on?