Child won't keep on clothes or diapers?

Jessica - posted on 05/07/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is going to be 2 in July, and for a few months she's been getting out of clothes and her diaper when it's naptime or at night. So far, we've been lucky and haven't had too big of a mess in her pack-n-play, but I know it's only a matter of time. She can unzip and unbutton pj sets, so we settled on putting her in onesies. That worked for about a day. She completely bypasses the snaps at the crotch, and pulls her arms into her sleeves and stretches the neck/head hole all the way down her body until it's off. Then, she takes off her diaper. I thought maybe it meant she wanted to be potty trained, but she REFUSES to the point of actually holding it until she is off of it, even though the very few times she has gone, she has gotten great response and a treat. I'm going crazy with all the ruined clothes and diapers..it isn't cheap! I've seen the ideas of special clothes or putting things on backwards..but that won't help here considering she pulls in her arms and then the rest. Any ideas?

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Jessica - posted on 05/07/2012

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I will have to try the dungarees/trousers! It wouldn't be so bad if she actually slept..she refuses to take naps OR sleep at night. When she's silent and we think she's sleeping, that must be when she is doing it. She doesn't make a peep though so we never know when to go in and get her before she starts messing with her clothes, and we can't simply make sure to go in at the same time every day, because some nights she wakes up real frequently and she will sleep in later. Even if we wake her up real early..she still won't nap and just screams. I just can't get a break!

Louise - posted on 05/07/2012

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Shes very bright to have the coordination to do that. Crikey I am still helping my 3.5 year old to take her clothes off.

The best thing is dungarees with a t-shirt over the top, trousers with braces or romper suits. It is a phase she is going through and she is doing it because she can. Sometimes it is a sign of wanting to be clean and out of nappies but she has to be willing to use the toilet or a potty for that.

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