Sunday, May 9, 2010

My 2 year old keeps talking diaper off at night

Questioner: Annette

Subject: Toddler removing diaper at bedtime

Question: A friend has a 2yr.old who has started to remove her pajama bottoms and diaper after she puts her in bed just to get her Mother to come into her room. Help!

Answer: Dear Annette, If you friend is in need of assistance why did she not write herself? Just curious. Well children do all sorts of things to get a need met.

She has obviously found one that works. Has she tried letting her sleep without her bottoms? Just put a pad under the sheet and let her fall asleep that way.

She will have to try something else to get her mom back in her room. What is wrong with going back into the room? Does she need added reassurance or comfort at night?

Maybe trying a nightly routine which includes baby massage to change the routine and help her fall asleep easier would be great for both the mom and the 2 year old.

Best Wishes!

M Kay Keller