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Taking clothes and nappy off at bedtime
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:21 PM
My DS is 2 in a few weeks and for the past few days takes his pj bottoms off and well as his nappy at bedtime when we put him to sleep. Usually he just sits in his cot and plays with his toys until he falls asleep but now he strips off and throws his pj bottoms to the left and his nappy to the right I'm not happy because an accident will happen, when it shouldn't.
I have tried pinning his pants to his top but he somehow gets the pins off. I have even tried to find all in one suits but you really cant find them anymore in size 3
Also my DS is defintely not ready to be tiolet trained. He is developmentally delayed and non verbal, so at this stage he definately needs his nappy.
Any suggestions on how to keep his pants and nappy on in the cot ?
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:27 PM
I know he is a boy, but what worked for my dd when she outgrew the all in one suits was to put her in a one piece bathing suit. She would still take her pjs off but the nappy was too much of a challenge. Someone also had suggested I put the nappy on back to front, but I was worried about leakage.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:27 PM
One of mine used to do that and occassionally still does
he's now 5.
I usually wait until he is asleep then go back in and dress him.
If it's a warm night I would just put the nappy on but if its cool or bound to get cool I would dress him as gently as possible.
For memory it didn't last too long but every now and then I walk in and he's naked, I still redress him on those nights.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:28 PM
Put him in one of those Bonds Easysuits for sleeping. Don't know where they got the name from as they are far from easy to remove. Just hope they come in a Size 2 or thereabouts for you.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:28 PM
both mine do this dd almost 2 and dd almost 3.
not sure why they do it, but they have stoped doing it somuch at night and seam to do it more in the day.
dd3 is tt dd2 is not, but she has been trying to tt that is the only thing i can think of for dd2
you are not alone thats for sure
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:31 PM
My 2 year old DD does the same but she can also unzip or unbutton all in one suits He will grow out of this phase can you put a bed wet mat down just in case and then redress when he is asleap
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:32 PM
FWIW, I found all in one sleepwear up to size 6 at Target on Thursday!
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:33 PM
My DD did this for a short time when she was around 2. We used that gaffa tape stuff (I am serious), and wrapped it around the top of her nappy so she could not get it off. I had to use a pair of scissors the next morning to get it off, but it worked a treat. Only had to do this for about a week before DD stopped trying to get the nappy off.
As for the clothes, I would just let DD take them off, and she would soon realise that she was cold. She had a nice thick quilt, so snuggled in under that, but stopped removing her clothes when she realised that I was not going to come and put them back on her.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:35 PM
It will pass. We've done this phase a few times
I would either put duct tape over his diaper or put it on backwards. You could also try giving him a new toy or a book to play with until he falls asleep. Dd does it when shes bored, so we try to mix things up by changing books or one doll for another.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:38 PM
You can get all in ones but waiting until he's asleep then at least putting a nappy on is probably easiest.
It tends to be a short phase in most kids. I also got two mattress protectors so e mattress wasn't wrecked.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:47 PM
Oh thankyou so much for your suggestions
Will defintely try the backward nappy or the duct tape tomorrow night and will pop into Target on the weekend to find a few large all in one suits incase the other methods fail
Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:01 PM
Mine have both done this, and it actually has not been a stage for us. I figure they are more comfortable sleeping nude at night. Lots of adults do it and it is probably more comfy for them. I don't think it is worth fighting, and they are warm enough under their doonas. Did you say your child had sensotory issues - could just be the PJ fabric bothering him.
Mine have also done the nappy thing, with one child tt quite early and the other having a reasonable strike rate. I just put a nappy on the youngest before I go to bed. I also have a mattress protector and brolley sheet on his bed, as he sometimes takes his nappy off during the night, during a wee or after the wee. He also was prone to rashes the second wee touched his skin, so I figure this is part of him not wanting to wear a nappy.
We use cloth nappies and we did have knitted nappy covers that did up by a drawstring. We used to double knot the cover up, but the eldest still got out of it. If they really don't want to wear a nappy, or there are other issues at play rather than just definiance, it can be hard to keep the nappy on.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:39 PM
Try putting him in a grobag.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:59 PM
I did the same as Kylieminogue did, we wrapped thick tape around the nappy and had it ending at the back, only had to do it for a week or so and she gave up trying to take the nappy off, we were lucky and didn't have any accidents. She leaves it on now, doesn't bother trying to take it off any more.
Good luck the phase will pass,
Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:20 PM
Ha ha I couldn't read this post and not reply - it's nice to know that my 2yo DS is not the only one who like to be nude!!
We double nappied him. You put a nappy pant/pull up as the first layer (because they can't undo any tabs) and then a normal nappy over the top. For some reasons this makes it harder for them to get off.
As for sleeping, DS is quite small for his age so we have gotten away with putting on the size 2 Bonds onsies (as in button up at the crotch & sleeveless singlet looking thing) under his pj's or as pyjamas.
Good luck and hopefully it resolves itself soon - it's usually just a phase but with DS it seems to come and go every so often!
Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:24 PM
we have all in one sleepsuits up to size 8 here.
I use a nappy pin (the type with the lock) through the zipper tab.
Oh yea, and the drawstring nappy cover thing too. Double knot in the drawcord. We did that as well in the warmer months when a sleepsuit was too much.
Edited by blissfulqueenb, 12 March 2012 - 01:25 PM.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:47 PM
My DD did this for a while.
We ended up putting her in a all in one playsuit (not night wear put who cares) that she found very difficult to take off. We only had to do it a couple of times and she forgot all about her devious ways and we could go back to normal attire
Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:11 PM
get on to snugglebum.com.au - they do all in ones up to 8 years!
ETA - with zips, not buttons
Edited by ♥-patricksmum-♥, 14 March 2012 - 01:16 PM.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:13 PM
Nappy pin over the zip closure of a Grobag was solution in our house.
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