Any advice on how to keep a diaper on my toddler?

Danielle - posted on 02/13/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




My son is almost 2 and will NOT keep his diaper on. He takes it off randomly during the day and when I put him down for naps or to bed. If I'm not watching him every second he takes it off. I have tried putting him in pajamas with different closing methods (ie. snaps, zippers, buttons) and he gets them all open and takes his diaper off. Any advice?


Nicole - posted on 08/11/2010




I would explain to him that you are going to play a little game with him and it works like this...
you are going to put cotton undies on and ask him (every 10-15 min) to sit on the potty/toilet. and if he keeps his undies clean you wont put a daiper on. but if he forgets and messes, you will put it back on. if he messes, put the daiper back on for a half hour but keep asking if you can take him to go potty. as soon as you hear him make a wee or a pooh, congratulate him for being a big boy and take the daiper off. everytime he wee's or poohs in the potty like a big boy make a big thing of it and be exited that he got it right. and each time you take him to the tiolet, skip and 'run' playfully with a smile down the passage to the tiolet so he associates it with fun

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I came home one day and my husband used duck tape on our daughters diaper. just enough to go over the diaper tabs. Seemed to work. Also maybe he's ready for potty training. Thats when Destini started doing it. Good luck


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Dustytaylor - posted on 05/28/2014




I don't know if this is the right place to add this, but there's a product called the No Poo (spelled differently) that's made to keep kids from putting their hands in their diapers. It's also great for keeping diapers on. Check it out if it's a real problem.
In the interest of full disclosure, I don't work for the company, but they're on my radar because we did some design work for them.

Sarah - posted on 08/11/2010




Start potty training!!! He is telling you that he doesn't like the feel of the diaper, mine will take his off if he is wet but refuses to have it changed if it is poop. I don't get it, but then I'm not two. When he has to wear one try putting it on backwards my youngest can't seem to figure it out if he can't see the tabs.
Good luck

Mandy - posted on 08/11/2010




try big boy underwear over the diaper and if he stops then maybe its just because he is ready to be out of diapers all together

Trina - posted on 08/11/2010




time to start potty training.. do u knw his cycle?? if not watch him for a few days and see how long it takes to go potty after he eats and drinks and how often. i wouldnt rush it but introduce him to the potty. and when around the house put undies on him and when your out put pull-ups on him. they're not as bulky as a diaper. my daughter loved it and been potty trained ever since. but i heard that boys take a while so thats why i wldnt rush it.

Rachel - posted on 08/11/2010




I would definitely suggest starting potty training. I've just started with my 16 month old and we have a long way to go yet but he is pretty content in his diaper though hates laying down for diaper changes which has been a good motivation for me to start potty training. I bought some reusable pullups and they fit nice and snug so would be rather hard for a toddler to just yank off. You should definitely look into that. Good luck.

Joanne - posted on 08/11/2010




try potty training yet? my son was younger than 2 when I started, maybe he's advanced and will soon be out of diapers altogether.

Sarah - posted on 08/11/2010




Try underware? Sarina had the same issue, and I bought her size 2 little girl underware and put them over top al the time! she hasnt gotten them off since!

Medic - posted on 02/13/2010




I yay the electrical tape...something about it makes it harder to get off...But my son did it when he started walking around a year. Then right before he turned two he started changing his own thats when I decided to potty train him and it worked.

Tara - posted on 02/13/2010




Our daughter does that as well - she has more trouble if I do the duct tape over the tabs or put the diaper on backwards. We're starting the potting training now, so hopefully this will be short-lived :)

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