So you've layered on tons of positive praise and started countless sticker charts, but potty training just isn't happening. This might mean your little one isn't ready — or it's time to up the ante. Bribery is OK in this situation, but it's important to keep it real. If you've tracked a few successes and can tell your child needs a boost, set a goal and toss in a bribe for encouragement. If she stays dry for three days in a row, ice cream is a totally appropriate reward (for you too!).