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I am really glad that my girls like to practice getting undressed. However, can someone tell them that doing that during naptime or at night, it is really not a good idea to take off all of your clothes, including your pull up? OMG!!! I am getting so tired of putting Sarafina's clothes back on her. And she has definitely decided that wearing your pull up as a skirt, so that is does not have any absorbancy, is a good idea. I don't know how many times she has lost her blankets because we have to wash them. She gets upset, but she hasn't made the connection that she caused the problem in the first place. I really hope this phase goes away soon.

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When DD1 was the same age as the girls I used to let her sleep in her diaper because it was summer and hot. So Of course every nap time she took off the diaper. I let her sleep in it once and she never did it again. I know it sounds cruel and I hated doing it but it worked.

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DD is about the same age. It is getting better now but it is still bad. She does not like wet or poopy diapers. If she has them during nap time they are coming off. It makes one heck of a mess. I definitely share your frustration!

She will take her clothes off (including pull up) and run around the house naked all the time. I don't mind until she goes the bathroom on the floor. Finally this last weekend I told her she would get in trouble if she went on the floor. I said she either had to use the toliet or put on a pull up. We didnt' have any messes on the floor this weekend but it was about a 50/50 division between using the bathroom or using a pull up. She knows where the pull ups are and would actually go get one, put it on to go the bathroom and then take it back off.

I am soooooo ready for her to be potty trained and she is so close.

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We are ready for the girls to decide they want to potty train, but they are still pretty young for that. They are just getting developmentally ready, I think. Sarafina is the worst and she does not like wet or dirty diapers either. However, she frowns on sitting on the toilet when she might actually use it. She would rather sit on when she doesn't have to go. It is frustrating, but I just don't push it. They will do it when they want to do it and not any earlier. We did talk about big girl underwear the other day. I think that conversation sunk in a little bit. Not everyone wears pull ups. Most people actually wear underwear. HA!

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lol Sorry I don't have any advice. We are trying to break Silas of the habit as well. Sometimes he's okay, but other times no matter what we do, he just wants out of his clothes and diaper and there's no stopping him. I have noticed, however, that when he does take his diaper off, it's either wet or dirty, which is a good step towards potty training I think!

The only thing we've been able to do to deter him is to put on a one piece with the snaps at the bottom, and make sure it has a secure neck that he can't wiggle out of......It doesn't work all the time, but most of the time we can distract him by getting him involved with something else... playing, markers, etc. Don't know about at night though....

I hope, for your sanity, it stops soon!

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I bought some new sleepers for the girls. They work for Sarafina because they have the snap across the top of the zipper. She left it on last night. Keira took hers off, but left her pull up on, thank goodness. Keira is in 2T and they do not have the snap across the top. So, she can just pull down the zipper. So frustrating! My DS never did this, so I have no clue what to do.

Oh...Sarafina did use the potty this weekend. DH got her up from her nap and she was naked. Her crib was dry though. He put her on the potty, but she freaked out when she actually pee'd in the toilet. :roll: She sat and cried and tried to hold it. GRRRR!

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All steps in the right directions...wishing you tons of luck with potty training. I'll be looking to you for advice when I have to go through this in 2 yrs!

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Do your girls like the sleepers with the feet? Mine to BALLISTIC if they have the feet sleepers on, and they are the only ones I can find! Sad

Good about her using the toilet! I wonder if she's in pain when she's urinating? Is it something you have looked into? Just a thought. Smile I hope they continue well with the potty training!

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Yes, they are the ones with feet. Sometimes, you can find rompers that don't have feet. They only go to 24 months though. I don't think they make them any bigger than that. Thankfully, my girls think footy pajamas are the best. Biggrin

I don't think it hurts her to pee because she doesn't fuss any other time. She is just really anxious about new things and that was something new. She will get used to it. However, I think she is going to be hard to potty train.

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We are officially past this phase, YaY!!!!! J went through this first. We whipped out shirts that buttoned at the crotch or used big onesies and put them on during naptime as those were the only things they couldn't unsnap. The pj's with the snaps at the waist or the top of the zipper weren't enough. But boy did they try! They finally got sick of it and gave up. They still love to to be nekkid or down to their panties, but they do listen now when keeping their slip-ons (and clothes) for bed. Thankfully, Kiri is potty trained except for sleeping and Tae... well Tae likes to go at her own pace. Kiri's convinced Tae won't be able to go to preschool, haha!

Jennie - I didn't realize your DD and my twins are 2 days apart, kewl! Smile

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Ah yes! We have had more than a few problems from little boys removing their poopy diapers and leaving their bottom smears all over things, and yes, fits from having to wash the soiled bedding. One of my friends with twins said it became such a problem for them that she had to put a certain tight swimsuit on them every day under their clothes for about a year until they figured out how to get that off, and then she potty trained. lol. What a pain for diaper changes! But I have heard you can put their zip up jammies on backwards, but they would have to be the footless kind. Shopko carried a brand that has converta-foot, but I don't know how little of a size those start at. Thankfully the boys don't usually take off their clothes, just remove their diapers if they are not wearing pants, so I have learned-pants at all times. lol

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Thankfully, the girls are not removing their sleepers. So, at home, they are our naptime and nighttime clothes. Biggrin I sent some old, slightly too small sleepers to daycare for Sarafina because she is the worst. They are not using them and said that she has taken her clothes off almost everyday. I guess that is their mess to clean up. I gave them something to help out. I am not going to be responsible for any messes. Although, if she comes home with poopy clothes that I have to wash, then they will hear about it!

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Funny that the sleepers are working, you would think putting on a sleeper at daycare would be a whole lot less work then cleaning up the mess from her stripping, but oh well. lol

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Sarafina figured out how to take off her sleeper. However, we have talked with her about it a few times. I am not really sure how that could work since you cannot really reason with a toddler. However, she has only taken the sleeper off once since I told her to leave it on and she would not get cold. Biggrin She got cold the one time she took it off.

The good thing is that she has been waking up dry. The bad thing is that it means it is time to start hitting potty training as long as she is willing. So, trips to the potty in the morning, after nap, and at night are becoming more standard. It seriously is taking up a lot of time. Today, we ran out the door because both girls insisted on sitting on the potty and they sat there forever. Neither of them went either. Biggrin Oh well, it is a start and I don't push potty stuff, so we shall see where it goes.

Oh, and I have plenty of swimsuits, so if it comes to that, I am prepared!!! Lol