Well, our eldest figured out how to take off a one-piece footed PJ last night. I fed our infant and was watching the monitor and noticed our little man was still not asleep. I went into his room and low and behold he had unzipped the PJ down below his navel and had managed to take off his diaper and toss it over the crib rail. When I walked in he said, with a huge grin on his face, “Poopy diaper. I uh take it off.” I concurred that indeed he had, and thankfully it was not a “poppy” diaper, and as I carried him over to the changing table I explained to him that only mommy or daddy should take off a diaper and that he needed to leave it on. I put on a new diaper, zipped him up and safety pinned the zipper shut and prayed he would leave it on. I put him back in his bed and told him to “Cuddle Up” – also a title to one of our favorite books.
I left his room and picked up a few things in the kitchen, I crawled back into bed and couldn’t believe my eyes. Our little man was prancing around his crib stark naked! Huh? I thought a safety pin would do the trick. It’s actually kinda funny when you catch your child doing something like this but you have to be serious when correcting them because if not they’ll think it’s a game which will only make them want to do it more. I went back into his room, changed him, talked to him about how important it was to leave his diaper on, re-safety-pinned the zipper and used a larger safety pin to create a sort of cross bar over the smaller safety pin for added protection. I had him snuggle up in his blankets and kissed him goodnight again. I watched the monitor and though I saw him looking at his chest and pulling at his PJs he was not able to get undressed again. Thankfully there was no “poopy” diaper this morning and he appears to have slept through the night. The smaller safety pin was not on his PJ but the larger one was. These will be funny stories to share with him when he is older.