Help with ripping diaper off

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Registered: 06-22-2008
Help with ripping diaper off
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Fri, 08-10-2012 - 4:03pm
My son just turned one last month, but for two months now he keeps on insisting he needs to rip off his diaper and then pee without it on. He literally freaks out if he can not get his diaper off in time to pee. We have tried pull ups and diapers that go on like underpants so he can't just unbuckle them, and he figured out to pull them down. DH tried putting underwear over them as well and that doesbt help. I feel like 13 months is to young to teach potty training. Has anyone been in a similar spot?
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Fri, 08-10-2012 - 4:34pm
My thought is if he wants to try, let him try, just don't force it. And if he is ready and willing on his own to P/T, I'd just keep in mind that he might relapse later. I've discovered with my own son (he'll be 3 in Sept) that being gentle about it has made him more willing than trying to force him like certain members of extended family thought we should. My DS was not aware of what he body was doing until recently, like just back on Sunday, so we couldn't have trained him if we wanted to. Your DS sounds like he is aware of his body and doesn't like the wet to stay on him.

But to keep the diaper on, what about duck tape, masking tape or packing tape all the way around his waist? Can he get onesies (snap shirts) off as well? Unless of course he's outgrown most sizes of onesies, my DS mostly had by that age, he was in 18-24month clothes at a year.
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Fri, 08-10-2012 - 4:40pm
He usually wears 24mnth or 2t size shirts. He hasn't been on a onsie in a long time. I think he's just rip it off anyways. I was so hoping to not have to tape him but we may have to. He's way to young I think but I guess if I just get him a pot and put it in his play room and let him use it when he wants it cant hurt
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Fri, 08-10-2012 - 9:32pm
Thank you very much
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Registered: 08-23-1999
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 2:48pm

Welcome to our board cheyfri.

I to think 13 months is a bit young,but he is saying it is not,but I am not sure if he does understand or just does not want anything on when going.

I would try going to cloth diapers with safety pins and plastic pants,he may be able to get the pants down,but unless he is huddini he should not be able to get the pins open.

Another idea would be to get him interested in staying in one area,like the kitchen,and let him run around with only a t-shirt on.

this way,you can watch him,and if it looks like he is getting ready to go,wisk him to the potty and try to get him to finish there.

We can always try new methods as he gets older.

Please keep us up-dated on what you try and his responces.

I hope this is helpful.

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Registered: 02-16-2012
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 12:56pm

We started putting on the diaper backwards- with the tabs in the back, it was harder to reach and pull off.

Good luck to you! 

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 1:12pm
Cheyenne,

When my youngest was this age, he did the same thing (esp at bedtime and nap time and as you can imagine, it was a mess!). The only thing we found that worked was keeping him in onesies that snap in the crotch. He couldn't figure out how to unsnap them. Good luck to you- I remember how frustrating it can be!