My 2 year old keeps taking his nappy off in bed...

Rachel - posted on 04/09/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 in just under 2 week, and he keeps taking his nappy off when hes in bed. He always ends up with poo or pee all over his bed.

I am starting to potty train him next week but it won't stop him taking his nappy off in bed... help =/

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User - posted on 04/13/2009

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Ask him if he wants his nappy on and if he says no then take it off and tell him he has to wee in the potty or toilet, put a potty by the bed and see what happens. It took me 3 night to have him dry. Make it his choice but spell out what he has to do if he wants it to happen.

Melanie - posted on 04/12/2009

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If he does manage to figure out how to take that off as well...then how about trying pants that tie up with a drawstring in a double knot. This was the only thing I could do to stop my daughter. She began doing this as well when she was approx 17months. Every day was a nightmare for me, frequenting the dealings of cleaning soiled child/bedroom, carpet, bedding & walls everyday. I did not make it into a huge issue for her but had her help me clean up the mess. This is also simply a sign that they are really ready for toilet training but I am sure you know this. I hope every thing works out for you and your little one.

Rachel - posted on 04/12/2009

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I think that I have solved the problem... baby vest with poppy buttons (thank you Sian Evans) lol



Will see if ive had any success when I go check on him later!

Tracy - posted on 04/12/2009

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Hahahaha this brings back memories hehehe... My daughter is 2yrs 4mths old and she started taking her nappy off when she was about 15mths old. She would take it off anywhere not just in bed, so I just used a baby safety pin in the middle where the two rip off things meet. Duct tape sounds like a good option too hahaha... It's so funny what we have to do sometimes... She is toilet trained now, but only at home, we still use nappy's at night and when we venture out, but she does not seem to rip them off anymore.

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My son will do this, but he cant get his nappy off if hes wearing one of those vests with poppers (like a bodysuit) at the crotch. If he has one of them on he doesnt attempt to undo his nappy.

Rachel - posted on 04/10/2009

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ive tried pull ups but he just pulls them down like with his trousers. hes a devious little child lol

Rachel - posted on 04/09/2009

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Oh I was also told by my healthvisitor for when I start night training that if he makes a mess of the bed you should always make him get up and help you clean the bed up, changing the sheets and everything. That way it stops being a game and starts being a chore and eventually he just can't be bothered to make the mess. (That's the theory anyway)

Rachel - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son did this. I switched him to nappy pants which are harder to rip apart but can be done when you need to change him. When I first started to use them it wasn't for potty training as they are designed for, it was because he would always roll over and run away when I changed him and it was quicker to pull a nappy up than hold him down while I find the tabs. Now he's potty trained he only wears them at night but he loves them and will wear one all night no problems.



Good luck

Rachel - posted on 04/09/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:



Our 16 month old is doing this too. I make sure he always has bottoms on. Of course he then started taking them off, like yours. He now wears a one piece outfit to bed! This seems to be holding.





Yeah thats what i suggested to my partner to start doing. but he cant quite get the hang of fastening the buttons right haha

Jennifer - posted on 04/09/2009

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Our 16 month old is doing this too. I make sure he always has bottoms on. Of course he then started taking them off, like yours. He now wears a one piece outfit to bed! This seems to be holding.

Rachel - posted on 04/09/2009

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we always make sure to put his pants on but he takes them off then takes his nappy off. I will try putting it on backwards but he'll have it figured out within about an hour probably lol

Morgan - posted on 04/09/2009

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try putting it on backwards. or make sure he has pj pants on we had to do that with our 16 month old

Carissa - posted on 04/09/2009

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Hmm...Tape? I know it doesn't sound very kosher, but I have heard of many mothers using duct tape to keep those things on.

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