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Wow, sorry this must be exhausting for you. Since he's almost 2.5 perhaps a punishment for him doing this might work, such as no TV for a day or taking away something else he enjoys. He is old enough to understand what he is doing is not acceptable. You have to discover what will be a deterrent to doing this type of behavior. The only other tricks I know of is to duct tape all the way around the waist of the diaper and put a footless sleeper on backwards, zipped all the way up with a piece of duct tape over the top of the zipper.
Another idea would be to sit in his room until he falls asleep, then of course, listen to the monitor for when he wakes up. Or could you delay the nap until after he fills his pants & you could change him.
Hi- my sister had this problem with her older son.
Winifred (Winnie) Marie, 7/1/09
Susannah Margaret, 5/18/12
Duct tape worked for a few days, but somehow he figured out how to get it off, tried punishing him, he thinks its funny and smiles everytime. He has been down for his nap for an hour now. I been checking on him every five minutes, and the diaper has been off 4 times, poop once, I caught him as soon as he started rubbing it on himself. Didnt have any summer jammies that zipped or buttoned so I cut some of his winter ones, we will see how this works. I wish he would grow outta this already!!!