Taking off Diaper

by Fred Winters
(Shawnee Mission, KS)

My wife and I are at our wits end and looking for help.

Our little 2 1/2 year old has started taking off her diaper during naps or when she wakes up in the middle of the night. Needless to say, this creates some horrific results.

Please tell us we aren't the only one out there with this problem.

Short of wrapping our child in duct tape, we don't know what to do.

Let us know if anyone out there has had this problem and what you did to solve it.


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Mar 03, 2009
Taking Off Diaper During Naps
by: Laura Ramirez

Sounds like your little one is ready for potty training. If she wants to get out of a wet or dirty diaper as soon as possible and is unwilling to wait for you to do a diaper change, this is a sure sign and at age, 2 1/2, it is not too early to begin the process. It is always good to take your cues about toilet training from your child.

Since I know taking off diaper during naps can be messy, you can do what other parents have done: put the diaper on backwards, so it's harder to take off, use duct tape (yes, I know of some parents who have actually done this) or use safety pins to afix the diaper to the toddler's clothing. Do this while you are toilet training and make sure to listen for your child to wake up from her nap and take him or her to the potty as soon as possible. If all goes well, your child should be in training pants shortly.

Hope this helps.

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