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Help! My daughter, age 14 months, somehow learned to remove her cloth
diapers—and they were snapped! She learned velcro a while ago, but
we thought we were safe with snaps. Any ideas for keeping her in her
diaper or teaching her that she shouldn’t unsnap them? She was showing
tentative interest in potty learning a few months ago, so we put her
on the potty in the AM, but then she lost interest and we felt she was
probably just too young. Do we need to potty-train her? Switch to
prefolds and pins? She hates diaper changes and tries to crawl away in
the middle of them, so I am hesitant to use anything that could hurt
Perturbed in Pennsylvania
Duct tape? I kid, I kid!! Does she seem to be taking the diapers off when they are wet, or does she just like being naked? Both of my boys went through a stage where they thought it was hilarious, especially when they got a reaction from me! It didn’t last long.
In the meantime, if you have any side-snapping diapers, they are much more difficult for little ones to open. Consider putting a onesie on over the diaper, or zip up PJs (although some toddlers just grab the diaper through clothing!) If all else fails, you can get Wahmies diapers with hook closures, but this phase usually passes!
Do you have advice for keeping diapers on a “stripper?”