You tuck your two-year-old in, read him a book and sing him a song. He kisses you goodnight and you leave him all snug and warm in his diaper and his Spiderman pajamas.
When you check on him an hour later, he’s sleeping peacefully…completely naked. His pyjamas are on the floor and his diaper is lying in a heap beside him. Worst of all, the sheets are wet because he’s peed the bed. Does this sound familiar?
For some parents this is a daily struggle. They insist their child keep his diaper on at naptime and bedtime, but every time they leave the room he peels it off and tosses it aside.
So why do young children like to remove their diapers?
Actually, a surprising number of toddlers do this. It’s perfectly normal and usually just a bid for attention, but can also be because of boredom or the sheer novelty; after a couple of years of having diapers and clothes put on by parents every day, it’s pretty exciting for a toddler to suddenly figure out how to take them off.
While all parents want to encourage a healthy amount of independence, this can be an irritating habit, especially for the one doing the laundry. Here are a few things you can try:
Remember that this, like all phases of a child’s life, won’t last forever. After awhile your toddler will lose interest in the game and find something new to frustrate you! ;-)
As parents, one of the biggest concerns during the first few years of a…View Post
Bedtime resistance, night-time wakings, irregular sleep schedules, there’s no shortage of problems that can…View Post
So, listen. I'm not claiming that I was immune to the cuteness of my…View Post