My daughter keeps taking off her diaper and peeing in the bed, help!
She's about 1 and a half and lately before I get into her room in morning or after naps she has taken off her diaper completely and pees in the bed, why is she doing this?
She may not like the feel of the wet in her diaper. Duct tape works wonders on a diaper over the original tapes. Very difficult to remove - even for you when you want to change it!
Do you think she may be ready for potty training?
I don't really know. Both my girls were unreliable about that until age 3. I know at 18 months they were not ready at all, but I guess every child is different.
I don't know that she's ready to be potty trained yet, but she sure likes to be naked (bare bum) as do my little ones.
Duffsmom is probably right, I don't think she likes the feel of a wet diaper on her, which is a good start to getting ready to be potty trained.
Are you using cloth diapers? I know that with cloth diapers, they can feel the wetness a lot more than with disposable. If that's the case, perhaps try putting her in a disposable diaper for sleeping.
If she wears disposable, you could always try putting her on the potty before she naps and before she goes to bed and maybe limit how much she has to drink before going to bed at night so that if she does manage to get her diaper off, she is less likely to have an accident.
Trust your Mommy instinct, and if your daughter is showing signs of being ready to be potty trained, give it a try. My kids were potty trained within a month of their 2nd birthday, but my oldest was about your daughter's age when she started to show signs she was aware of her body functions and could hold her pee for longer than an hour or so.
Uh! Having the same problem except my son tears off all of his clothes and his diaper when he poops!
That's about the age when a lot of them do that. My son was a year or so when he went through that phase. I think it happens more often if you have a child who wakes up and doesn't start screaming for attention. They wake up, have nothing much to do while they're awake but in their crib, and they figure out that they can busy themselves by taking off their diaper or clothes. The phase passes, but it's a messy one, no doubt about that. If you can beat them to being up and awake you can head that off, but some of them wake up awfully, awfully, early in the morning.
The biggest concern with that is that if a child wears disposable diapers and figures out that removing the diaper involves picking it apart, piece by piece. There's a choking hazard with that if they do that.
As far as I could ever guess, there wasn't any particular plan to first remove the diaper and then go. I think it was more a matter of finding something to be busy with while awake, but once the diaper is off - well, that's what happens. Also, though, the diaper that's been on for awhile may already be soiled, so you there you have that disaster!
Using sleepwear that zips up the back (if you can find any) or is otherwise more difficult for a baby that young to remove is kind of the only thing that helps as far as I've ever guessed. Or, if it happens when she wakes from a nap (and you're already awake anyway) maybe a baby monitor would tip you off when he wakes up.
Something else you could try (because I'm not entirely positive my theory about motivation is correct) would be to have some kind of activity in the crib (but be good and sure there's absolutely nothing your child could take off the toy/activity, and that the toy/activity (maybe a baby book of some kind) isn't one that could be picked apart and turned into a choking hazard too. If they're at some "dexterity-developing" stage they'll pick apart whatever can be picked apart.
I could be wrong, but I don't really think it's necessarily a sign that the child is ready for toilet-teaching. I tend to think it's more that some babies are more likely to yell for attention while others tend more to "entertain themselves" by finding something "interesting" to do. Again, I could be wrong.
My 2 year old sleeps in "nappy pants" they're not as easy for them to pull off in bed. I tell her to call out to me if she's done a wee wee and I will come and change it for her.
Our son went through a similar phase. I agree with most of the answers here already, pop her on the toilet before bed, even if she doesn't do anything. Also we use to take our son to the toilet again later when we went to bed, and then he started making it through the night (a twilight wee can work wonders, often he didn't even wake up for it, perhaps it was the cold on his skin but he'd be half asleep and just go).
Another thing you could try is a baby monitor, then you hear when they wake up and can keep an eye on them, as soon as they start trying to get their diaper/nappy off you can go in and take control.
I hope you find a solution that works for you!
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