Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How Do I...

get Sandy to keep her clothes on?

Layering with onesies has saved us the last few months because Sandy can't undo the snaps, but today she learned that she can work her arms out and pull everything down. I've already changed her once to a onesie with a smaller neck opening, but she still got it off.

I think she has a urinary tract infection, so I think her diaper is really bothering her. I took her in to the doctor today and there were white blood cells in her urine sample, but they are culturing the urine before deciding how to treat it.

Update
Sandy is allergic to liquid Tide laundry detergent. Once we figured that out and switched detergents her urinary tract infection symptoms went away and she stopped stripping off her clothes.

9 comments:

Andrea said...

Good luck on that one. :) I hope that she doesn't have an infection that isn't any fun. Would love to see you and your family again!

witteafval said...

Ultimately, you can't. We tried using safety pins to keep onesies on, or to pin shirts to pants. After a few weeks Enoch figured out how to undo them. We also tried wrapping his diapers with a double layer of duct tape (because it's sticky) and packing tape (because it's hard to peel off). He either tore up the diaper around the tape, or wiggled out of the whole thing.

Now he keeps his clothes on because of all the pleading, scolding, and explaining we've done to impress upon him the importance of keeping things on.

The Diaper Wars aren't over for either of our kids, but when they do end, we (the parents) will have won because we got the opposition to join our side, not because we finally outsmarted or outmaneuvered the little darlings. It's a long war, though; that's the bad news.

TheIcePixy said...

Lilly used to strip too though by then she was too big for onsies . . . I'm not sure what made her stop, she would get in trouble and I'd wrestle her back into her clothes, and I guess eventually she just stopped caring to get that reaction out of me. I think the last time she did it was the last time I watch Christian right before they moved. I was in my room for a minute and I walked out to find two squealing children running down the hall in the buff! I was none too happy but Christian was easy to reason with and I convinced him that he needed to keep his clothes on so that Lilly would keep hers on. He was very good about it and I guess maybe his example helped Lilly because she hasn't really tried it since.

K and M said...

Turn on the A/C? Maybe if it's freezing cold in the house she'll think twice. :) Sorry, it's the best I can come up with when everyone else has already mentioned the others - tape, onesies, and persuasion/scolding. Good luck!

Kath said...

Since we have just passed this phase with Lucy, my advice is to not fight it! I suggest getting a few cute skirts and let her choose which one to wear. They have a bunch of cute ones on sale at Kohls and they come with little knit shorts attached so at least her bum with be covered. Good luck. Eventually the phase will pass!

HeRoosSheRoos said...

That is the funniest picture ever! I love it. I hope she feels better soon.

Heather said...

LOL...sorry but it's so cute and innocent! Just wait until she won't let you see her get naked before she gets in the tub.. that's what I've been dealing with lately!

Heather said...

LOL...sorry but it's so cute and innocent! Just wait until she won't let you see her get naked before she gets in the tub.. that's what I've been dealing with lately!

Molly said...

oh that is too funny! Haha, I guess I should be expecting it from Lexie in a few weeks?? I love Sandy's St Patty's shirt...it is so cute!