taking off clothes

Kimberly - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 1/2 y/o who takes off his sleeper when he's mad. Any suggestions. I safety pinned it but it caused a bruise on his neck. Also he sometimes takes off his diaper and clothes just because... This is a new behavior.

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Tanya - posted on 03/18/2009

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I find a piece of packing tape across the tabs on the diaper works great for keeping the diaper on. My daughter loves to take her clothes of too. I try to just worry aboout the diaper so she isn't peeing on stuff....lol.

Tori - posted on 03/10/2009

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been there...ok so we still are but we still use a pin just leave more of a gap...pin a few inches lower. ours is a diaper digger...so we also double up by always (day and night) wearing a onsie under the sleeper. if you get worried about being too warm use a onsie under regular two piece pjs, onsies are hard to unbutton so kids tend to get too frusterated and after a while give up. we are a few months into it and he is already stopping pulling on the zipper tab etc.

good luck

Kim - posted on 03/07/2009

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My question would be, is it hurting anything? If all he does is take his clothes off, I would say let him. Wait until he calms down and then try to help him see how he would feel better with them on. . .warmer, no accidents, etc. Don't fight him or try to reason with him if he's tantrumming. Also, there is a magic question I like to use with young kids if you catch them in the moment. Whenever he is mad and in the process of ripping his clothes off, ask him, "What do you want that you're trying to get by taking your clothes off." It's a very different question than asking why. Usually a child will have an answer because behavior is never random. It is always used to get something the person wants. Once you know what that is, you can help him figure out more responsible and effective ways to get it.

Hope this help,
Kim Olver
http://www.empowermentparenting.com

Erin - posted on 03/04/2009

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Mine does the same thing.  Her teacher says she will get over it they just like being naked

Bekki - posted on 03/03/2009

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My daughter did this right after turning 2 She has sensory problems that were diagnosed by Birth to Three. After they started working with her she no longer felt the need to be naked, and now has no problems and actually doesn't like to have her clothes off. If you have birth to three in your area I would really recommend them, if you follow their suggestions it will really make a difference.

Heather - posted on 02/25/2009

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I wouldn't pay the behavior much attention. If you don't react to the behavior they tend to stop doing it. Focus on the reason he is upset and calmly let him know you are aware that he is upset and feeling angry and that it's okay. Give them the words to express what they need or are feeling. Distraction is also good if they don't really know why they are upset (or you can't figure it out)

Natalie - posted on 02/04/2009

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I used to turn my child's sleeper backwards and zip it in the back so they couldn't reach it.  This helped alot!  As for the clothes and diaper, I never experienced that.  I hope you get some good advice!  good luck.

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