Little Girl is dexterous. This is a problem.
Yes, she is day potty-trained, but I still put a diaper on her for naps and at night. Seems she doesn’t like wearing a diaper ever, so she’s been taking off her sleep sack and tossing the diaper onto the floor. No big deal when it’s naptime. She stays dry most days. BIG problem at night, though. There have been a couple of evenings where she’s done this and I’ve had to deal with wet sheets in the morning. Weird thing: the sheet has only been wet in one spot, so I am thinking maybe she does hold it all night and she goes when she wakes up? Anyway…
Today or maybe last night — who knows — she pulled a really fast one. She took off her sleep sack, took off her pajama pants, took off the diaper, and then put her pants and sleep sack back on. Even zipped up the sleep sack. I heard Chris when he went in this morning. “Where is your diaper? How did you get everything back on? Are you kidding me?” Her clothing was dry. The diaper, tossed on the floor, was a little wet. I guess we won’t know when she did it, but it begs the question: What do I do about my little quick change artist? How do I keep the diaper on her at night?
She turns two at the end of next month. I suppose we could try going diaper-less, but Little Girl is still in a crib and will be for the foreseeable future so how would it work if she had to go to the bathroom? I can’t have that crazy baby walking around the house in the middle of the night. And I don’t think she’s going to be like Big Girl. We told her, “if you need to get out of your bed you have to call Mommy and Daddy.” “Okay, Mommy,” she said. And she kept true to her promise until she turned FIVE! With Little Girl it would be something like, “(Waking up in the middle of the night) Chris, Chris, I think someone is in the house!” We’d both go investigate and find her in the kitchen playing Play-doh or babies or eating a banana at 2 a.m. Yes, she’s a good sleeper, but with a little freedom, I don’t know if that would remain the case.
So I’m asking: What would you do? How do I keep my kid safe and dry and all of us happy and sleeping?
Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s guest post! I did. How’s your week going? Mine is flying by too quickly as usual.