We finally conquered the beast of potty training. We went through a lot of panties, stickers, treats, towels, and tears by all - but we did it. I tried potty training Olivia a couple months before Ruby was born but it wasn't the right time for either of us. A couple months ago I bought the Little Mermaid and put it in the kitchen where she could see it. She really wanted it, but we kept reminding her that she could have it when she was a big girl. At bedtime she has been trying to get out of going to bed by saying she had to go potty. One night she pooped before bed and then woke up dry the next morning. I took it as a sign and we dove right in. After 2 weeks of going to the bathroom every couple of hours, we are pretty much done. She got sick with a cough/fever/runny nose about 4 days in and I think that being sick made it a little harder so that is why it took us so long. The only days she really had accidents were the days she was the sickest. The hardest part of potty training for me was letting go of being in control. I would ask her if she needed to go or take her almost every 2 hours during the day because I didn't want any accidents. Her last prize was a set of princess lip glosses. She looked at them everyday and couldn't wait to have them.