How to keep a diaper on a toddler?

Now I know what you are saying, just potty train him! BUT with Chewy it’s not that easy. He still doesn’t even walk yet at 26 months. His dyspraxia/motor planning issues will keep him from being trained for a while. His new favorite thing to do after his nap? Taking of his diaper. I get it, it’s freeing to stand in a crib butt naked (literally). What I wouldn’t give to get the chance to run around the house naked myself (but the neighbors complain).

So what are your tips for keeping that diaper on? Duct Tape? Toddler Skinny Jeans?


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  1. says

    Duct tape, onesies. For Z, we’d have to put a backwards onesie (she could unsnap it if it was on right) over the blanket sleeper (so she wouldn’t unzip and remove) to keep her diaper on. B doesn’t seem to have a lot of interest in removing the diaper, but will sit with his hand shoved down it Al Bundy style.

  2. Holly says

    I used diaper pins or tape. Onsies worked for a while but Caitlyn quickly learned how to take those off.

  3. Chayla says

    Well, we used sposies for the first two and I would duct tape them on so the boys couldn’t get them off!!!

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