“MUMMYS HELP!!!! starting yesterday my son has started trying to change his own pooey nappys when he is down for a sleep.. yesterday i had to clean all his clothes because during his attempt at wiping his bum he got it on his bed and his clothes and everywhere else in his room.. and today he has painted his walls with it… any help on how i can stop him from getting his nappy off (he takes his pants off first) would be a get help thanks” Any tips on how to stop a child taking off their nappy?

Posted by anon, 22/04/13

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  • My daughter with Down syndrome does this. I have her in onesies during naptime and night and put them front to back on (so the zip is on the back) and then I do a sleepingtog over that, again back to front (zip on the back). I just sewed some more thinner summer sleeping-togs, as she’s 4 yrs old and I can’t buy them anymore in her size. The Bonds onesies size 3 fit her still.


  • Good answers! It was interesting reading the comments to this!


  • You could try using good old fashioned cloth and pin nappies. There’s not too much you can do with disposables, unless you dress them in a way they can’t get to their nappy


  • It is a sign he is ready for training pants. He hates the feel of soiled nappies so get him some really cool undies that he chooses as he wants to be a big boys now! Good luck.


  • Hope you succeed. I would also suggest nappy pants I don’t know how old your LO is but maybe ready for toilet training


  • Hope you succeed. I would also suggest nappy pants


  • Mine has decided it is a good idea to take pants off and then the nappy too. I make sure she is wearing a bodysuit now as she cannot get that undone.


  • i hope you had success


  • Hope you managed to find the answer you were looking for.


  • What did you end up doing?


  • Pull-up might be the way to go


  • Maybe using a Nappy pants rather than nappy itself, maybe (cant remember what its called) but overall clips that clip to their pants and go over the shoulders, may help


  • Try singlet suits, it made it harder for them to get the nappy off.


  • I would say that he might be ready for toilet training with the pull up pants. How did you go in the end?


  • Get out that duct tape and wrap it around the waist a couple of times.


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