What do you do....

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Registered: 09-21-2011
What do you do....
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Wed, 08-01-2012 - 9:04pm

when your little one figures out how to take of his or her diaps??  I'm just curious about how other families deal with this, because I'm honestly going a little nuts.  DS has figured out how to get out of about 75% of the diapers we have---most of the cloth and all of the 'sposies left over from vacation.  I'm not fundamentally opposed to him running around naked.  He's 1 and it's summer, but he pees all over the house and we have way too much carpeting.  About the only thing he can't get himself out of fully right now is a prefold held on with a snappi and then covered with a snap cover.  Most of his pocket and AIO diaps he can either muscle open or shimmy out of, and the disposables he will physically rip apart (tears the tabs off).

Thoughts? Suggestions?  Laugh at my expense?  (I would probably get a good laugh in if this were someone else's post.) I'm just curious if others have magical solutions I have not thought of.

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Fri, 08-03-2012 - 5:15am
He can't take off all the AIO and pockets since we have several kinds, but he can get some of them off. Some only have 2 snaps per side like many covers, and some just have enough give in the elastic at the waist that he pulls them down like a pair of undies. We have been trying to get him onto the potty, but he isn't having it right now. He actually was doing a lot of potty time a week or so ago. He managed to poop and pee in the potty over a couple days (not every time), and he was talking about potty, poop, and pee constantly. However, he really backed away from it since then, and that was when the wild antics started. He complains about diapers when they are wet sometimes, but mostly I think he likes streaking around naked. I think this is at least partly just straight up toddler silliness but I am getting impatient because of the constant clean up.
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Registered: 10-05-2005
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 12:43pm

I would keep trying to take him to the potty, but overalls also work really well. They are terrible if you are potty training since they don't come off quickly but great for trying to keep a diaper on a toddler for the same reason.

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Registered: 10-13-2006
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 11:34am
Onesies! I layered a onesie on under everything. Some kids are Houdini enough to get around a onesie, but mine wasn't. I have heard that some people will put clothes like pajamas on the kid backwards so that they also can't access the snaps and zippers.
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