How do I keep my 19 month old's diaper ON?

Stevie - posted on 07/19/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My baby boy keeps taking off his diaper every 10 minutes it seems. At first it was because he noticed it was wet, but then he just dis it to do it right after I put one back on him. I am not sure what to do in order to resolve this. I'e tried looking him in the eye and telling him no; I've tried slapping his hand and telling him no; I've even tried to spank his diaper and telling him no, and all with the same end results. I am so confused, please help!?!?!

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Stacey - posted on 07/20/2010

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Him taking his diaper off is a sign of potty training. Start introducing him to the potty and if he shows interest then take him to the store and let him pick out some big boy underoos and a potty and I recommend the bootcamp it worked for me.

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LOL I have a 20 month old who is CONSTANTLY taking her diaper off and I have found it is right after she goes potty or right when she needs to so I ahve started potty training her.She is doing it at daycare and runs around when they try and catch her. She is the known stripper in class..lol...Try the potty thing then put his diaper back on but I think that this is just normal behavior or so I am told . i wish I could help you but I have just started not making a big deal about it personally=) I was going crazy putting her diaper back on every 2 minutes literally and I found once I started not making such an issue out of it she cut down tremendously but her issue was really the potty thing. How old is he?

Amanda - posted on 07/20/2010

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Why not start potty training? If a child no longer wants to be in a wet diaper, it is the first signs of being ready to potty train.

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Rose - posted on 07/24/2010

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Yeah, I agree it looks like he doesn't like the feel of being wet in a diaper. I would introduce the potty and it might be a long hall in training or not, it just depends on the kid. Good Luck and be patience, he will eventually get there!

Kara - posted on 07/24/2010

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take it as a good thing hes noticed hes wet :) time for potty training i think! good luck ^^

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Also yes changing clothing that they cannot easily take off is a great help..sorry..like onsie outfits, sleepers ect.

Katie - posted on 07/24/2010

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with my lyn she was about the same age I had to get creative i got a sleeper that the sone buttons down the front for easy removal and some at the crotch. i put it on backwards and sewed up the bottons on the crotch. it worked only for a little while. so then i put pants on her and used ducted tape like a belt to keep them on ( make sure not to get tape on the skin ) that worked but it was hard to change the dipers when it was needed.

Lynn - posted on 07/24/2010

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i had the same problem with my children.i did stop it by putting the nappy back to front with a cotton terry towling nappy and a babys safty pin on and a good strong pair of rubber pants.give it a try hopefuly it will work for you too.

Teresa - posted on 07/24/2010

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Don't laugh but I had the same problem and went to DUCT TAPE lol...I just put it over the front of the diaper between the two adhesive pieces particularly during nap time because we had some real "poo" messes that were NOT FUN..Good luck :)

Christina - posted on 07/24/2010

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duct tape his diaper. I had to do that with my autistic son because I got tired of cleaning up poop all over the entire house from him smearing it. So I just started wrapping duct tape around his diaper so he couldn't undo the little tape tabs. Also, keep a onesie on your baby. It helps.

Victoria - posted on 07/20/2010

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my daughter is just started to figure out that she can take off her own diaper...since she just started i say no and then i put her shorts on her and that seems to kill the curiousity of it. But i think your little one is more determined with it, try putting a onsie over it so he cant get to it. good luck!

Dawn - posted on 07/20/2010

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We are going through the same thing! Right now he is always in shorts, except for the times I let him run around naked!! I have introduced the potty to him and he will actually go to the potty and sit on it (with his foot in the pot to start!) when I say "Do you need to go potty?" I think it would be a good time for you to get a potty but IMO, don't rush the training....they will learn in their own time. Being naked also gives him the chance to see himself pee....yes, it makes a mess but I think it is worth it!! A few times I put him on the pot to pee and we read but he won't go yet...waits until he is off the pot and comfortable!! All in due time!!! So yeah, shorts or training pants (I may start these soon). Good luck!!

Neena - posted on 07/20/2010

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lol.... try making him wear onesies (the shirts that button up under the crotch) or rompers (one piece outfits). This way he has no access to the diaper.... well... until he figures out the buttons :D.

Julia - posted on 07/20/2010

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My oldest daughter did it a few times and I would just be sure that when she was napping that I put a diaper shirt on so she couldn't get to the diaper.

Jacki - posted on 07/20/2010

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you could also try putting some training pants over his nappy, just make them a size or 2 bigger than what he is so there not to tight good luck

April - posted on 07/20/2010

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I had the same problem, my daughter always tried to remove hers, i even tried putting her diaper on backwards and it worked for awhile until she figured it out LOL now I'm using pull ups and even though there are times she tries to pull them down she does it less often and its much better than before, you could also try making him wear some shorts over his diaper. Sorry i'm not much help, just basing my answer on my own experience :) Hope you find a solution.

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