Anyone have any tips on how to keep baby from taking off her diaper?

Samantha - posted on 12/06/2009 ( 39 moms have responded )

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My 21 month old daughter has recently started taking her diaper off all the time. Does anyone have any tips on how to keep her from pulling off her diaper?

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Samantha - posted on 12/06/2009

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I know someone who has a son who does that and now she just lets him have some time during the day where he doesn't have to wear his diaper. It works for her. Her son likes the compromise and enjoys his special "no diaper time" and then leaves his diaper on the rest of the time instead of giving her trouble. Surprisingly she hasn't had too many messes either. Just a couple at the beginning.

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Wendy - posted on 03/25/2012

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put on pull ups they dont have tabs and i would say also potty training time

Theresa - posted on 12/08/2009

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I saw a couple negetive reactions to the duct tape. Thought I would share this. I do foster care and had a 2 1/2 year old autistic bot who was like hudini. Evry morning he would be stark naked in his crib, with a little puddle and sometimes a pile in one corner of the crib. It was winter time so he was in the footed sleeper pajamas. People suggested putting them on backwards so he couldn't unzip them. Nice try but he didn't unzip, he crawled out through the neck opening. I thought about duct tape, but especially since he was not my child I was hesitant to use it. I called the social worker and she assured me that as long as it wasn't too tight and was not touching his skin it was absolutley fine. So I started doing that and no more problems.

Shari - posted on 12/08/2009

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Yes I do and having 4 children myself I found duct tape works great! Good luck :)

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you can start potty training her that is a sign she is ready past that if you dont want to potty train her yet you can put tape on the diaper

Jane - posted on 12/08/2009

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put her on the potty! she's ready! load her up w/juice, put her on the potty 15 minutes later, hand her a book and teach her the routine.

Lisa - posted on 12/08/2009

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Quoting Ava:

My daughter does that. You can use a pin in the middle of the diaper if you let the two tabs overlap, that way she can pick all she wants and it won't come off. My daughter is six months old, so that 'potty train' thing isn't necessarily feasible. If she's pulling it down like pants, then all I can say is I hope she is old enough to potty train because I can't think of a way to keep it on her butt otherwise.



How do you put a pin on a baby's diaper? That sounds a little dangerous. If your daughter is so young than why don't you try a one piece outfit? Just an idea.

Barbara - posted on 12/07/2009

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put it on back to front,, and if have to keep masking tape handy,, place tape firmly around diaper,,, not to hard

also,,, keep a potty on hand everywhere you go in house could be time for training

hope all goes well

take care
barbie

Belinda - posted on 12/07/2009

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I started by putting her diaper on backwards, then moved to taping it, finally after she got through all that I potty trained her. I recommend you start potty training with panties and not pull ups because they are the same as a diaper, just easier to get off and the training will take longer. And forget everything else, it's a lot less annoying to potty train than it is trying to get off a dirty duck taped diaper.

C. - posted on 12/06/2009

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Quoting Brittany:

Time to potty train!!! :) Also diapers are hot, and uncomfortable. Don't tape the child in. It will only frustrate him and make him scream. Embrace it. A willing attitude towards potty training!


Just wanted to put this out there.. My son has never screamed after I taped his diaper. He just leaves well enough alone and goes about his business. I don't know about other's kids though. Maybe I'm lucky?

Sarah - posted on 12/06/2009

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Potty training time she is telling you she is ready. Girls are smart so they will start early sometimes. I always let them be naked if they want.

Wendy - posted on 12/06/2009

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Put the nappy on backwards, then she cant get to the tabs that pull them loose, but sounds like it might be time to start potty training.

Ava - posted on 12/06/2009

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My daughter does that. You can use a pin in the middle of the diaper if you let the two tabs overlap, that way she can pick all she wants and it won't come off. My daughter is six months old, so that 'potty train' thing isn't necessarily feasible. If she's pulling it down like pants, then all I can say is I hope she is old enough to potty train because I can't think of a way to keep it on her butt otherwise.

Linda - posted on 12/06/2009

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This is from a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 2.....Time to start potty training. Chances are that she is pulling the diaper off because she is wet and doesn't like the feel of it. Try Pull-ups for when you go out and about but take her to the store and let her pick out some pretty panties. Try the reward system for staying dry. My daughter trained her 4 year old and 2 year old this way.....she bought panties for at home. When they went to the potty and not in their panties they got a star on the chart. At the end of the week if they had say 15 stars she let them pick something out of her prize box (a box she created out of things from the dollar store) like a toy car, small doll, book etc. Both kids were trained in about 2 months. They wore pull ups at night and very seldom woke up wet in the following months after potty training. It is harder to get them to stay dry at night so start with the daytime first and when trained there, go to night time. Hold fluids starting about 2 hours before bedtime. I recommend Pull ups, then panties with rubber pants on over top and then after about 2 weeks with no accidents just panties. Good luck.

Samantha - posted on 12/06/2009

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Thanks ladies! My husband actually suggested duct tape about a week ago, even pulled it out. i thought he was kidding, but some of you had the same idea. i think it is definately time to start the potty training. we tried to start a few months ago, but she didn't show any interest and i didn't want to push it, but now i think its time. she loves to sit on the potty, but isn't quite sure what to do once she is there. Again, thanks for all the suggestions.

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Time to potty train!!! :) Also diapers are hot, and uncomfortable. Don't tape the child in. It will only frustrate him and make him scream. Embrace it. A willing attitude towards potty training!

C. - posted on 12/06/2009

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Sounds like she is ready to be potty trained. My son started doing that as well (he is 17 months).



To be honest, until he gets used to the potty, if he starts taking his diaper off again I put packing tape all the way around him. It's on the diaper, not touching his skin at all, it's not tight at all, he has plenty of room to move around. But he can't seem to get the tape off, which is great for those days where he takes his diaper off as soon as I put it back on him.

Megan - posted on 12/06/2009

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my son does that and im thinking im going to start potty training him pretty soon
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Iris - posted on 12/06/2009

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My son did the same thing. And my dr told me that it was probably time to start potting training him. I did not realize that my son did not like wet diapers.He would come out after taking it off and said yukky mommy, pee pee diaper. So, after that i started potty training him and he was potty trained in about two months..

Kelly - posted on 12/06/2009

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try pullups huggies have the learning design that comes in a size 1t-2t if that dont work i know this will sound funny and strange but i had to do it take tape and go around the diaper over the straps

Comfort - posted on 12/06/2009

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How old is the baby? If a baby can take off a diaper then the diaper is not secure very well or older baby that the diaper needs to be change. If you have the right size of diaper baby wouldn't be able to take it off. By diaper according to babies weight.

Lisa - posted on 12/06/2009

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A 1 piece outfit, such as a onesie or the 1 piece pajamas, could work, or maybe something that zips or snaps in the back or you can put on backwards. My children never really did this as they were potty-trained early, so I can't tell you from personal experience, but from experience w/others. This would be a good time to start the potty training techniques as this is definitely a cue that she is getting ready. If you have non-carpeted flooring, then this would be a perfect time to allow her to start experiencing what it feels like to have an 'accident', as that is the best way for potty-training 'brain' to kick in. Or you can spend a couple days mainly outside, in warm climate of course. Good luck w/everything!

Diana - posted on 12/06/2009

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I agree with the putting them on backwards, and time to potty train. Thats what i did. she had a friend slightly older than her who was potty trained. My daughter wanted panties like her friend. So off the to the store we went. She never had an accident after that because she wanted to be like her friend.

Shannan - posted on 12/06/2009

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try putting it on back wards it workind for my daughter and also u can trying useing a bit of tape over both tabs

Kelly - posted on 12/06/2009

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duct tape was great. but naked worked for me...with in a 10 ft. radius of the potty. if they left that boundery the panties went on. and we don't want to mess up the pretty dora panties. make sure she's gets to personally pick out her panties at the store, it's a good sign if she doesn't want the cashier to bag them. girls are easier. good luck and don't forget the pe-pe-dance. start now and by birthday #2 you should be done buying diapers. panties and diapers are confusing, pull-ups are panties for bedtime and going out and about.

Rebecca - posted on 12/06/2009

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diaper on backwards with a diapershirt over it backwards...my neighbour had to do that with both her girls.

Good luck!

Yashica - posted on 12/06/2009

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The old folks say, " When a child starts taking the diaper off it's time to potty train."

Brandi - posted on 12/06/2009

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Try wearing a onsie under her clothes, she will have more trouble getting to her diaper. This works for my son. as long as there is a snap at his crotch, he doesn't even try to get the diaper off. good luck.

Bonnie - posted on 12/06/2009

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well we had to use duct tape and cello tape to keep it on my daughter was just as bad she would take it off during the night and when id put her in her room during the day :) all the best of luck she will growq out of it soon :)

Erikah - posted on 12/06/2009

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put the diaper on backwards... and if all eles fails its potty training time!

Leanne - posted on 12/06/2009

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Duct tape! haha, no.. but really I think all you can do is try to explain to her that she cannot be doing that. Or maybe this is her way of saying "I'm not a baby! I don't need these!" and it's time to start potty training and having her wear "big girl" undies.



My little sister started potty training around that time and we just said if she wet her pretty undies they would get thrown out and it helped to get her motivated to tell someone when she had to go.

Brandy - posted on 12/06/2009

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I suggest 1 of 3 things. 1st your 21 month old is just wanting to have fun running around without the diaper on. 2nd she is possibly ready to potty train. 3rd make sure she has pants/shorts on over it so have another barrier there to keep her from taking it off. If it is potty training time............I recommend no diapers or pull-ups. Panties only unless it was nap/bedtime. Worked great for my daughter. I had to clean up some messes, but she hated being wet from the pee running down her legs. Good luck.

Jenn - posted on 12/06/2009

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My daughter use to do this too, I ended up getting some of those plastic training pants and putting them over top the diapers.

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