Stripping 2 1/2 year old

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Stripping 2 1/2 year old
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 10:20am
My 2 1/2 year old strips his diaper off every morning while he watches his morning TV shows! I have started potty training him and he is doing very good, but I still put him in a diaper at naps and bedtime. How do I keep him from removing his diaper until I'm ready to dress him?
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 2:33pm
Well, honestly I don't think there's anything you can do. It's a stage that I think almost all toddlers go through. I can't keep any chlothes on my 2 1/2 yr old so I just gave up and let him go naked unless I have to go somewhere. When he gets cold he brings me his chlothes to put back on him. When I was potty training lettting him stay naked is how I did it. My son stayed naked from sun up to sun down, until he got use to going potty then I started underwear. Maybe if you let him go naked a few hrs a day he would potty train faster. Just a thought. I really don't think there's anything to do to keep the diaper on. You either dress him right away or let him go naked.


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 3:00pm
my first thought is that he's just telling you that he doesn't want them on. I'd say get him dressed when he gets up... solves many dilema's.



Andrea aka: Brit
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Registered: 04-06-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 4:19pm
My son has been doing the very same thing. Unfortunately I can't dress him right away because he demands to go bye bye when he gets dressed in the morning. So If I'm not ready to leave, he can't be. It's kinda hard some days to balance getting us ready to go at the same time. So I will make breakfast and he'll eat some of that and then when he begins to strip, I say.. just a minute!! and I go start his bath and he comes running in and unzips his jammies and takes his diaper off and throws it away and jumps into the tub. Yesterday, He "helped" wash dishes and I usually let him do it in his diaper and I just left his pants on him. He got done and was soaked so he decided to take his pants off. THen his diaper went as well. It may be a liberation thing like look what I can do, or just a plain ol' comfort issue. When I was three, I would strip naked and chase the dog over to our neighbors house(about a half a mile away). I live in a small town in Montana, so it was a cute thing--- the first time. lol Enjoy it now, and then tell his girlfriends later.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:43pm
I've heard of some people putting a diaper on backwards to foil a stripper, but I don't know if it will work on a 2 1/2 yr. old.

My DD was a stripper too. I used to tease my DH that she was showing talent that could lead to a lucrative career. I didn't fight it. If her older brothers were around, I'd throw a longish t-shirt on her, but if it was just her and I, I let her go. She was toilet trained the easiest of all my 3 kids, so maybe there is a benefit to being barebottomed.

BTW, she did outgrow this stage once she mastered taking the clothes off. She's now 3 1/2 and very much into dressing. Everything from undies to shirts, zippers, buttons, socks and shoes must be done by herself.