Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Lady Wears No Pants

So the Lady has started refusing to wear pants and removing her diaper at nap and night time.

It all started last week, when we were trying to get out of the house to visit the Wild Man and his very sweet little sister.

The Lady absolutely refused to wear the shirt and pants I had for her, she cried, and repeatedly told me "No like it!"However, by some divine intervention she was totally open to wearing the sweatshirt I had for her as well as a pair of socks and her pink Converse All Stars.

So, we left the house in a sweatshirt, socks and sneakers and her diaper. I tried to convince her to put on pants when we got to Dunkin Donuts--this didn't work. I am sure you can picture me walking into Dunkies with the little Lady in the super heavy infant car seat, while the Lady held on to the side of it, wearing no pants. I briefly considered not going in, but lets face it, I have an addiction and had to feed the need.

Flash forward to nap time about 3 hours later. The Lady had fallen asleep in the car on the way home, I transported her into her crib, but she woke up. I left her in there for a while to talk it out with the hope that she would fall asleep. After 15 minutes, I went in to check on her and not only was she not sleeping, but she had removed her diaper and thrown it on the floor.

When I asked her why she did that she told me she just had "wee-wees." For a brief moment, I thought this might be a good thing, maybe she was taking the initiative in potty training and I could soon be only buying one size diapers. This thought was quickly dashed over the next few days, when I would go and check on her and she was diaperless. One day, she was totally naked doing the downward dog in her crib.

Coinciding with the diaper removal was the fact that the Lady got a brand new Dora the Explorer nightgown. She loves this nightgown and wants to wear it every night. The problem is that she is now not wearing pants at all to bed and there is no barrier--however minimal--to stop the diaper removal. So every night I have to check and recheck to make sure the diaper is still securely fastened to her very cute moon.

Last night, I heard her calling me and went in to check, all seemed well. I ignored her subsequent calls because it was time for bed--big mistake.

About a half-hour later I went in for the final check and stepped in something wet on the floor. I am not sure how actual pee got on the floor. The two scenarios I am running in my head are that she was standing up while she peed, or that when she flung off the diaper some leaked out.

My husband lifted her up, still sleeping, I changed the sheets and he put on a new diaper.

Before I left this morning, I reminded her that she had to wear pants today. I am hoping for the best but thinking of getting out the duct tape!


  1. I have talked to several parents who had to resort to packing tape. Don't think you are the first. Packing tape might be better than duct tape because at least it's not gray.

  2. The Lady had on pants when we went to the playground and the beach today- although she did ask me to take her pants off when she felt that they were too dirty after playing in the sand. She did not seem happy when I refused and we went home.