My 2 Year Old Won't Stop Taking His Diaper Off

Ashley - posted on 02/10/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old son, Carter, takes his diaper off every time we put him in bed. Not only that but when he gets it off he pees and poops everywhere. If we lay him down for a nap when we go to get him up sometimes there is poop on his bed and the wall. We have tried putting his diaper on backwards and putting clothes on him, but he still manages to get everything off. I don't know what else to do. Please help...

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Janine - posted on 03/15/2012

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My daughter started taking her nappy off at 20 months and now at 22 months she is toilet trained and only wears a nappy at night. I have to ask her about every 45 mins to an hour as she doesn't often instigate a trip to the toilet but we very rarely have any accidents. Also she wouldn't sit on a potty she went straight on the normal toilet. We had to hold her on for a while until she got used to balancing but now we just sit her on and get her off and she is fine with that.

I don't know if this is any help, but thought it was just another example of toilet training you could try. :)

Georgine - posted on 02/13/2011

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when you go to the bath room just take him with you and let him sit on the potty when you are on the toilet. he will see what you are doing and he will get the idea soon. just keep working with him. its a slow process garrinted he will get it. i know from experience ive got 6 children and my youngest is almost 2 and im putter her on the potty now just to let her get used to it. she might not do anything now but she sees what it is and sitting on it. just belive me when i tell you that he will get the concept soon

Adrienne - posted on 03/24/2012

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ONESIES. they are harder to find in bigger kids but if you can they work! yes you can start potty training (i currently am with my 2 yrd old boy) but since your mentioning night time i'd say onesies! i also use pull-ups but really if he wants it off he can slip (or rip) it off! really good snaps are a lifesaver (carpet/wall saver ;p)

Georgine - posted on 02/12/2011

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have you tried to potty train him yet? it might be that he wants to have some big boy underwear on. anither thing that you might want to try is putting his pajamas on with the zipper on the back. that does work and might get him out of getting him out of trying to take his diaper off at night. just give these simple tricks and you might have your litttle back in no time

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Kagiso - posted on 03/22/2012

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I think it is potty training signs. Which comes handy for starters. I am experiencing the same thing and the good part about this is she's earning herself some chockies for using the potty. Don"t get angry ,the positive side of this is, they starting to control their urinary track to function properly(when to hold and when to let loose)

Sharon - posted on 03/08/2012

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my daughter is almost 2 and she still takes her diaper off from time to time. shes been doing it for for awhile now. ive been duck taping it shut lol... it works, she cant get it off .she as well would take it off when shes in her bed, also she loves taking her pants off or her once peice pj,s when she in bed as well. not sure why she does that.

Katherine - posted on 03/03/2012

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Just let them run around naked. That's what I do with my daughter and then she let's me know when she has to go. Hopefully they let you know too. Google naked potty training.

Sheila - posted on 03/03/2012

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I am having the same problem.



I tried backwards clothes, overalls and taping with duct tape. He is like Houdini getting out of clothes. He has broken zippers and ripped diapers apart...



I think he understands what he is SUPPOSED to do but does not want to do it. He is now crying when he gets the diaper off and I try to get him to stay on the potty. He will pee right next to the potty on the carpet or on something else and he pooped in the salad spinner last weekend when he was playing with tupperware, etc. (that we let him pull out of the cabinet) - the salad spinner? Really?! :) It kind of LOOKS like a potty... lol



We do not get mad or yell or anything. We just try to reiterate what he is SUPPOSED to do. I even let him play outside with no diaper to get him to the potty when he squats or looks like he is ready to go. I am frustrated as I do not want to deter him from using the potty. I swear that he acts like we beat him when we put him on the potty seat.... Not ready but does not want the diaper on. Also, it seems like he takes it off right before he goes (so he is recognizing the feeling of needing to "go" I think..... ACK! HELP! :(

Carisa - posted on 02/13/2011

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I have heard other moms suggest duct taping the diaper on Now, I don't mean sticking duct tape on your child, I mean on the diaper (I posted this advice before and got yelled at for suggesting putting duct tape on a babies skin so I wanted to make sure there was no confusion) This should prevent him from being able to take the diaper off. It might also make it hard for you to change it, that's the down side. Good luck!

Ashley - posted on 02/13/2011

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Thank you Georgine, I will try putting him on his potty more often and see if that helps!!

Ashley - posted on 02/12/2011

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i don't know if he's ready for potty training..i'm tryin but he's not able to tell me when he needs to go i try to tell him the words and explain what they mean but i'm not sure he has enough control over his bladder to be potty trained yet

Mandy - posted on 02/11/2011

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Oh lord do I ever know how this feels. My son who is a month shy of two started taking his actual diaper off back in July so my solution was to just put him into pull ups well now were back to the problem of him taking his pull up off. I figure this is a good sign he is ready for potty training. Yeah right he ust takes the thing apart and uses the stool to sit on or to stand on and look out the window. He will sit on the potty and then get off and within 5 seconds he's peed everywhere or pooped all over. The worst is when he gets it all over his hands and looks at me with a face of terror. I have to run him to the sink right away and then clean the poop up. I wish I could help you out but I havent found a solution myself yet I just wanted to let you know you are not alone. Hopefully they'll be potty trained soon and we wont have to deal with very much poop to clean up anymore.

Katherine - posted on 02/10/2011

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Put his sleeper on backwards? The zippered kind. Otherwise sew the hands shut. Or sew mittens on them. Drastic things take drastic measures.
I know, my daughter has smeared poop one too many times.


LMAO!!!! Look what I found and look at all of it.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4562674_toddler-...

Ashley - posted on 02/10/2011

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He can get out of onsies! We've put him in regular clothes, onsies, full body sleepers...=( Also, I have been trying to get him use to sitting on his training potty that we got, but he won't sit still, he wants to stand up and play with the fake flusher..

Katherine - posted on 02/10/2011

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Wow, he must be related to my daughter. She does the EXACT same thing. I have cried because there was so much poop everywhere.
Put him in a onesie backwards, diaper backwards and taped. THEN put the clothes on him.
I also peep in on my daughter at nap time to make sure she's sleeping and not doing the deed.
It also sounds like he's ready for potty training.

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