I need help keeping my twin boys from removing their diapers and pajamas in their cribs!! Please, any advise (except duct tape) would be greatly appreciated!!!

Chrissy - posted on 02/01/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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One of my 2 year old twins is removing his diaper and pajamas whenever he is in the crib and it is becoming exhausting!! Please help!!!

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Tina - posted on 02/02/2009

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I think this happens a lot because three out of my four did this. Put the diaper on backwards and if you can find sleepers without the feet you can put them on backyards where the sipper is in the back. I found some old sleepers that where my daughters and I cut the feet out and put the sleeper on backwards where they can't take it off and that seemed to work for me.

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Dawn - posted on 06/03/2009

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I used to buy the jammies that the top buttoned to the bottom. Also a child-safe safety pin on footy pajamas worked well!

Jill - posted on 05/30/2009

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My 21 month old twin sons are doing the same thing. My solution is potty train...apparently they are ready to be out of diapers. My first son was out of diapers at about 18-20 months.

Steph - posted on 03/16/2009

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I'm still trying to find a solution to this as well with our twin daughters, 2.5 years. We have tried putting diapers on backwards, putting safety (diaper) pins on the diapers and even tried putting the pins on the inside so they weren't as easy to get too...but that didn't help either! We have tried putting pins on the PJs, pinning the clothes to their diapers.. the list keeps going on and on..! The biggest issues we are having right now that is the most stressful is taking the diapers off (with BM in it) and putting it on the walls, toys..etc. They are so quick!! I just actually cleaned that kind of a mess up today! All over the walls, floor, window! I could have just cried. We are in the process of getting at least the oldest twin potty trained! Most of the issues are at naptimes! It was actually nice reading these other responses...just knowing that our kids are not the only ones!

ps. I can handle cleaning up #1...it's #2 that's the stressor!!

Please let me know if anyone has any other ideas!

Just wanted to end with just because we are having these kinds of issues with our twins, we still love them to pieces and wouldn't change it for the world!

Jessamy - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter did this sporadically, but every time she did she pooed and painted her cot and the wall and herself with it. I found backwards nappies worked for her, shes never been all that adventurous lol, i thank my lucky stars she only did it about 15 times all up cos it took all morning to clean up. God you poor ladies with two em dpoing it! If these monkeys take afer their big sister i cant imagine cleaning up that mess twofold :S

Mandy - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hehehe mine did that too we either put the pants on backwards or used tape =)

Natalie - posted on 02/11/2009

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 I have been dealing with same problem with my 2 year old girls. I was putting their sleepers on backwards so the zipper was in the back then they figured out they can just unzip each other. I have found some 2 piece footie pjs the snap around the waist. They are great!

Marian - posted on 02/11/2009

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Haha and there I thought I was the only one! My girls are 21 months and find great amusement in folding back their mattresses in their cots and whipping off their nappies the moment we leave the room at night...much to my distress. We've resorted to using pull-up nappies at night and kiddie lycra cycling shorts and this seems to have worked....so far at least. The next step is to get them to call us when they feel the urge :)

Pam - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi Chrissy,
I have tried something new for the last week and thought I would let you know.... I know it might get a little costly but we bought some of those pull ups for potty training (hoping to start our boys soon) well I have been putting them over his diaper for the last few nights and I have had success!!!!! The diaper is still on in the morning!!!!!
Good luck to you!!!

Laurie - posted on 02/10/2009

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I have identical boys who will be 6 in June and I did use tape, but it wasn't duck tape. It was light yellow in color and wide (I'm not sure exactly what it's called) but I wrapped it around them a couple times and when I needed to changed them the whole thing ripped easily by the tabs. The boys had no idea how to get out of that but eventually they figured it out after seeing us take it off and would just rip it as well. Thank goodness the phase passed shortly after that.

Ann - posted on 02/06/2009

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My twins never did this, but we inherited a ton of pjs from a friend who's daughter did - she'd cut off all the feet of the zip-up ones and sewed them on backwards so the pj's fit with the zipper in the back...

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how old are they? If they're of a potty training age I'd be tempted to invest in a good rubber sheet and let them have at it, it could be their way of telling you they're ready.

Michelle - posted on 02/05/2009

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We just "rode it out" so to speak...didn't make a huge deal out of it and that phase passed quickly too. Now I will admit that we were fortunate and never had any incidents involving poop - I might have changed my mind if I was cleaning that up every day!



But I know others who have used the zip up pajamas and then put a small safety pin at the top so the zipper cant be pulled down. Use a small enough one and their little hands should have to struggle for a while to get it undone. My concern would be them poking themselves, but I suppose you could try to dull the pin before using it - not sure it would be easy to put through the pjs then though!

Abigail - posted on 02/05/2009

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Mine aren't old enough just yet for that sort of activity but just a thought - have you tried involving him in choosing what to wear so that he has some sort of interest in keeping it on - so that he's effectively chosen to put it on in the first place?! As I said, just a thought! 

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Wow I thought my kids were the only ones that did that. I cut the feet off of sleeper pj and put them on backwards. This worked untill they started to unzip each other. I just had to put them in seprate rooms. I think I am more upset then they are.

Casey - posted on 02/04/2009

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I put my oldest to bed in overalls... you can find overalls that aren't made from jean material. Onsies on backwards helped or the pjs backwards but eventually DS could get out of them anyway.

Pam - posted on 02/04/2009

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OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I am going through the exact same thing right now... (the bedding is in the wash as we speak)... I have tried all of the above as well.... the only thing that has worked for me is overalls.... but I can't put him to bed at night in overalls (this is more for nap times)

If you find something that works let me know!!!!

By the way as unfortunate as it is...... I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Johanna - posted on 02/04/2009

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I am having the same exact problem. I have been keeping them in onesies. it's the only way they don't get completely naked!!

Celeste - posted on 02/03/2009

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I'm right there with you too! I haven't found a solution yet. This is what I've done:



-onesies



-onesies with pants



-shirt/onesies and pants



-backwards sleeper



-backwards diaper with all of the above



-duct tape around a disposable diaper (we usually use cloth) and all ove the above



-a diaper pin at the top of the sleeper



My son got out of ALL of it. So..I'm trying to find a solution..

Chrissy - posted on 02/02/2009

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Thanks everyone for the great advice. I will try anything at this point!!!!! Thanks again.

Stacy - posted on 02/02/2009

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both of my twins done exactly the same thing,i started putting the nappy on backwards which worked a treat.hope this helps

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I have Twins also, I used to put the Nappies backwards, and also I added buttons to the Bottom Hem of the Top of PJ's and Button Holes to the Top of the Pants.



Hope this Helps.



Karen Mum of 4

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