Where do they get these brilliant ideas?

by Mama Chocolate on November 23, 2011

Getting her dolly buckled up safely...

Pajamas with feet just aren’t practical when you’re potty training.

Back in May, I wrote about how I was switching Katie over to nightgowns and two-piece pajamas to make potty training easier during the evening hours and in the middle of the night.

Brilliant idea, right?

Not so much.

 

At least, not when you have a houdini child that decides she prefers to sleep without a stitch of clothing.

Especially if she’s still not completely night-trained.

Especially if she decides that getting up, relieving herself on your just-shampooed carpet and then smearing poo all over the room and herself is her most brilliant idea yet.

So we switched back to pajamas…zippered ones with feet, so she couldn’t escape.

When she figured out how to un-zip those pajamas and escape to again wreck havoc, (this time dumping the tub of her pretty shoes out onto her special pile and grinding it all into the carpet,) Papa decided to try putting her zippered pajamas on backwards, so she couldn’t reach the zipper.

So far, this has worked, but now I’m having to re-stock her pajama options. I got a two different cute Carter’s pajamas at our local Costco, but I’m looking online now for something Christmas-y. I found a couple cute options but I keeping finding things I want for me, including a some cozy winter pajamas fromĀ ellos nightwear.

We’ve been accident-free for a few weeks now with the backwards pajamas scheme…hoping she doesn’t figure out how to get around that one.

I feel like I’ve spent enough time scrubbing brown stains out of my carpets, thankyouverymuch. >_<

 

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Robyn Oden November 23, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I think every parent goes through this stage with a toddler at least once. We had to do the backwards feety pajamas (with feet cut off) for awhile too. The other thing that worked was sewing a little flap over the top of the pajamas where the zipper ends that snaps or has a button that is hard for little fingers to undo, especially so high up, under the chin. Good luck with the potty learning, we are about to embark on that mission with our youngest, it will be my fifth and final child to train, hopefully it will go smoothly!
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melissa November 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

Hayley is Houdini too! Constantly ripping off her pajamas. We are going to encounter the same problems. Those jammies are cute!
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Danielle @ We Have It All November 24, 2011 at 10:57 am

This sounds so so so familiar!!
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Meggin D November 24, 2011 at 11:32 am

I have twin girl cousins, and my aunt tried the jammies on backwards thing too. But with 2 of them they just got each other out of their clothes. So duct tape became the answer. Duct tape the diaper on (they used disposables) so the girls couldn’t pull the tabs, then duct tape the top of the sleeper shut so they couldn’t get to the zipper pull! :)

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