The mornings that the Bean decides to wake up far before sane people agree, I bring her in our room and put on a Baby Einstein video and try to sleep a little more while she (hopefully) sits quietly in the pack and play. (no judgment about the TV babysitter please. thank you.)
This morning, when I finally decided I was not going to get any more sleep, I awoke to my Bean trying to put shorts on. Then I realized that she was not wearing shorts.
She was taking off her diaper.
My first thought was to laugh (who wouldn’t), so she started to laugh. Then I thought to check the pack and play for anything… umm… extra that I didn’t put in there with her… One of those things I would not look forward to cleaning up… Thankfully, it was not there. Then, finally, I realized I should probably check what was in the diaper she is taking off and replace it with one that (hopefully) will stay on her butt. I learned a few things once I actually woke up.
- Don’t laugh at a behavior you do not want repeated.
- Replace the diaper first. (The “hatch” must always be secure until she can secure it on her own)
- Invest in more onsies that are harder to take off, hence harder for the child to get naked before mommy is ready.