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How to Keep a Diaper on a Toddler

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I'm sure we're not the first or last parents to do this to a kid.



Sometimes a kid isn't ready/interested in potty training for whatever reason, but still likes to take his pants and diaper off and make a mess.  This is what we do if he needs to be put in his room for a nap.  Please, no comments on how it's time to potty train him... I don't want to discuss it.

Items needed:

a toddler who keeps taking his pants off
zippered, footed pajamas
scissors
 
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Step 2: Put pajamas on toddler

Put the pajamas on your toddler, but backwards.  Zip the zipper in the back.  That way, he can't reach it to take them off.


Now he can be put down for a nap without you worrying about washing all his blankets, pillows, and sheets later.  :)
noamparn3 years ago
We took a slightly different approach.
We put the PJs on the correct way, but put a small safety pin through the tab of the zipper at the top. my daughter didn't have the dexterity to open the pin, so the zipper could only move about an inch, at most.
At first I concerned that the pin might open and poke her, but that never happened.
I have used the locking-style diaper pins as well... they won't usually pop open easily, and they do tend to keep the child out of the loop for a while longer until they figure out how to open that type of pin. :) Best wishes!
KittyF noamparn3 years ago
I've used that method too. works great. LOL
supersoftdrink (author)  KittyF3 years ago
lol

unfortunately, my little boy unfastens safety pins, especially if they're attached to him.
LOL I never knew one to do that, but there's always one isn't there? he'll probably be great at small motor skills. LOL
CrystalB2 years ago
I use a onesie. Could ever figure out why they made them in 24 mos or bigger... No ya know!
tlws3 years ago
We've done that to our oldest (before seeing this of course!) and it only worked for a short period of time. She tiny and lanky and has managed to get one arm out, then twist and wiggle until she can reach the button and zipper in the back!
KittyF3 years ago
I taped the diaper with duct tape when my kids were small. I put the diaper on backwards with my grandkids.

However, I HAVE cut off the feet of PJs which were almost outgrown to get a bit more wear out of them. LOL
l8nite3 years ago
with diversity comes enlightenment... that lightbulb must have lit up your entire city !
I was SOOooo expecting to see duct tape in this ible :) Good thinking on your part. You could even sew the foot part back on and no one would be any wiser. Wish I had thought of this back with my three were in that stage.
tbcross3 years ago
this is so smart!! Gosh I wish I had read this when my son was little! He loved to take his clothes off, problem was we lived on base and the heat was free...just not very warm. I used to get so frustrated when he would unzip his footies and run around naked, this would have fixed it!! Very smart!! Oh and don't sweat the potty training I think it's an age thing I noticed you have another child close in age. I had 3 like stair steps they all potty trained together, sorta peer pressure. But it meant that the oldest was late and the youngest was early at it. It'll happen don't worry. Then you'll need to worry what they're flushing my toilet when examined by the repairman once held a barbie, the end of a curling iron, about a doz. hot wheels, a comb, and lots of legos and little army men..
I laughed the whole time I read your Instructable. Such a simple solution. If I had thought of this a few years ago, it would have saved me a lot of cleaning time, frustration, and laundry soap :)
canida3 years ago
That's absolutely brilliant.
SSartoris3 years ago
My cousins were tough nuts about the potty training too. Took forever for them to get motivated/trained.

BUT, this is a great idea. I will definitely keep this in mind when I have toddlers who like to 'explore their world', as my aunt used to put it.