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05/10/2009 at 21:41
Hello......... me after some advice agan if possible.
Harry who is now 23 months old started taking his nappy off some time ago in the morning. Geting his hands inside the gro bag, or undoing the top tabs on his gro bag.... to undo his nappy. I tried a few different ways to try and stop himtaking it off. Tried pull ups but they werent absorbant enough over night. I also put a pair of pants on over his nappy to prevent him taking it off completey. He has recently had a bad rash so didnt want to put on the extra layer and have been putting some micropore tape across the two tabs to preventing him pulling them off. He still manages to push his nappy down or move it which means he leaks and gets all wet, which is going to get really uncomfy as the weather gets colder. Any idea's of how I can prevent this..... not sure I can but any ideas would b e gratefullly received..... He wears just a log sleeved vest over his nappy and under his gro bag.
Also I have another little problem, he refuses to sit down in the bath at the moment, he wants to stand up and hug me, little difficult in giving him a wash then! I end up as wet as he does, is this a phase some toddlers gor through..... I try and encourage him to sit down but quite difficult. He doesnt seem scared of the bath just doesnt want to sit in it.
Thank you very much......
05/10/2009 at 22:13
jack did this with his nappy for a while, we managed to get a couple of sleeping bags that didnt have poppers on the shoulders and he couldnt do the zip as there was a little flap at the top to stop it catching his chin, think its a mothercare one, other than that some all in one pjs that only have poppers between the legs and back of the neck? sorry not much help!
we are having the bath issue with jack atm, i just hold his hand while i sort him out, get soft wash on the flannel ready etc get it over and done with while telling him exactly what im doing and hes a good boy and so on, dont think the manic baby who chucks water at him helps much but thats routine and hell get over it in a few days! i hope! x x x
05/10/2009 at 22:32
Hi Charmaine,maybe try a bag with a zip? Like Lau said. Or all in 1 sleepsuit with a back fasten? Can you get them???
As for standing in bath-I think I'd accept it as a phase and put a vest top on and get splashed! Sorry,that's cute tho wanting to cuddle you-our 2 stand up to wee on each other
05/10/2009 at 22:34
jack has some h+m and next back fasteners when he was bad i put normal ones on backward theres only so many times i could scrub his nails
05/10/2009 at 22:35
06/10/2009 at 00:07
PMSL Rachel at your two.
Charmaine,Matilda's been standing in the bath for about a year now.Occasionally now she'll sit.It'll pass.If the splashing's a problem we just have the no splashing or out the bath rule.We usually have acouple in at a time and it gets pretty mad.
Matilda also undresses herself in her cot.I've got those all in one fleecy suits rather than grobags.I just put that on over the babygro and vest
06/10/2009 at 12:36
LMAO Rachel thought it was just mine that did that !!
Most of the time I get in with Zak (27 months) because it kills two birds with one stone it keeps him safe because he is a climber and also means I can have a bath without wondering what he is up to.
06/10/2009 at 21:19
Oh it gets worse in our house-tonight we had lets pull each others willy's Tom marvelled in the fact his is bigger-smug git!!!!!!
Then we had lets play sealions-which involves diving head first at each other and splashing.
We now have a no splashing rule too-tried the no having a wee in the bath-doesn't work hope the splash 1 works-my tiled floor was like an ice rink!!!!!
06/10/2009 at 21:42
06/10/2009 at 21:55
07/10/2009 at 13:37
Thanks for your replies. I do have a "gro bag" which has poppers at top and a zip guard but he gets is arms inside the arm holes ocasionally I have got him up and he has it on back to front lol..... It is a 2.5 tog one now so he only wears a long sleeved vest underneath it no need for anything else. I did think of sewing up the arm holes a bit to make them so much smaller that he can't get his hands in there but not sure if that would make him feel to hot as not enough of a vent for the heat to escape.. or am I worrying over nothing?
Perhaps I need one of those fleece all in ones then he would have a few layers to get through, typical boy wanting to get to his bits! He was wet through again this morning, soaked gro bag and have to change his sheets every day! just think it is not going to help his rash and must be cold and uncomfy. Do you need anything else with those all in one fleeces when it gets cold in winter?
As for the bath, had a feeling it might be a phase he is going through. just akward trying to wash him if he clings on to me, last night he decided he woudl bend over and scoop up all of the water to splash me so I may as well be in the bath with him, think I might start trying to do that it may well be easier..... worth a try anyway.
PMSL at your two boys mummabear so funny, harry sometimes has a bath with his little cousin max who is 10m old bet they will be up to the same antics once max is a little older.
Hope you are all having a good day.
I am at work with a stinking cold and stuffy head, lunch time nearly over so back to work!!!
07/10/2009 at 20:47
Hope your cold better soon Charmaine-I have same thing-stuffy fuzzy head-luckily I'm not working so at least I can laze a little-she says-I've had to do all sorts of 'disco dancing' today
What about getting in bath with him??? I used to,shallow and luke warm aint great-then I get called fatty boobs-Ian can be so cruel!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The arm holes are huge on bags aren't they??? Guess it's better for them to move a bout. Not sure bout the long sleeve flecy ones-maybe summer pj's underneath??? My lads have always had cold hands yet their bodies are like toast,must take after me,my hands and feet are always freezing-but as I always say-cold hands.......good for pastry!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/10/2009 at 22:36
08/10/2009 at 09:05
He was soaking again this morning right through his thick gro bag...... his room was only 19/20 last night but think I might try more layers like babygro (can you get them in 2years?) under summer gro bag...
08/10/2009 at 10:30
08/10/2009 at 10:43
I put vest,baby gro and fleecy suit in the winter.No covers.Never used grobags.I have babygros in 2-3 from Mothercare.They don't do all designs in that size but there were some.Also Vertbaudet do bigger sizes.Think Next on line,but I couldn't find any in store.
It's sometimes too warm at bedtime so I sneak in and put the fleecy suit on before I go to bed.
I found using the next size up nappy overnight helped with the soggy overnight one,especially when their weight was towards the top end of the size.Holds more wee,so long as it's not huge huge on them.
08/10/2009 at 18:16
Hi - my identical 23 month old twin girls are absolute houdinis when it comes to taking off grobags, sleepsuits and nappies.
What we did was
1) use food bag clips (this sort of thing) to prevent them undoing the shoulder poppers
2) for front zip grobags - put the grobag on back-to-front (so zip is on back) and tie a short piece of string through the zipper pull to a clip attached to the grobag material, so the zip can't be pulled up. Yes - they really are that good.
3) we got these Little Sleeper Keeper sleepsuits- i tell you - there is no way they can get out of these. They're not exactly attractive (we call them the prison suits), but there is no way they can take them off or get to their nappies. They're from a website in the US - but they shipped a couple over to me in London for $47 (about £30) all in, and only took 3 or 4 days to arrive. Highly recommended!
Hope this helps...
08/10/2009 at 20:48
Thank you all for such great advice, He doesnt always take gro bag off, just done it a couple of times, more likely to put his hands in his arm holes and tamper with his nappy then it leaks. Am trying next size up nappy too tonight to see if it helps.
Those sleep keepers look excellent, brilliant idea no way of nappy tampering with that on.
Thanks again every one
08/10/2009 at 22:00
they look brilliant!
Lolas nappy attacking, started last night, but a vest has prevented further issues, ill give it a week before she breaks through that! (shed been in a long sleeve top and grobag as she shares with us the rooms warm!
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