To Duct Tape or Not to Duct Tape?
Please excuse this bit of a diaper rant….
You know the developmental milestone of clothing removal?
My boys have it MASTERED!
Sleepsack, Pants, Shirt, Diaper, Every Stinkin’ Article of Clothing!
And apparently it hasn’t quite sunk in that clothing is REQUIRED during nap/night times. The sleepsacks had been our saving grace prior to now. We’ve tried wearing them backwards and pinning down the zipper, but they’ve resorted to a new Houdini-maneuver of removal by slipping their arms out of the holes, leaving it completely unzipped and stepping out. Little boogers! I don’t think there’s a zipper, snap, or contraption they couldn’t figure out except for dear ole duct tape. It worked wonders in the past for the McNulty’s with their "3 Levels of Security". Let’s review those levels of progression, shall we?
1.Place a nice strip of duct tape over the two tabs in the front.
2. Wrap the duct tape fully around the waist.
3. Wrap duct tape around the waist then lasso between the legs.
So I have a written plan of action, thanks to my veteran quad mama sista, but I feel like making one last ditch effort before I become a lifetime stockholder in 3M. Which explains my excursion tonight to Michael’s to buy a graph-lined poster board and smiley face stickers. Instead of exclusively disciplining the diaper remover, I’m making an effort to reward those who keep their diapers in tact during crib time. My plan is to hang their chart on the back of their room door, as a visual motivator while they are in their cribs. It does no harm in trying, right?
(Attention 3M, now would be an optimal time to open all production lines and operate at maximum capacity at the duct tape factory. Hi, Dids, if you are reading!)
I’ll let you know how it goes, and if you have further ideas, solutions, or you just can completely relate/sympathize, I’m all ears!
While we are on the diapering baby bottoms topic, could I add that, quote, "Holy Smokes, Huggies Little Swimmers Diapers are costing me a small fortune!" Sure they are great for the pool and our water adventures, but come on people, 7.99 (discounted cost with a 1.50 coupon) for a bag of 11, when the package says 12, is quite the hefty investment! That’s almost 75 cents a diaper x 4 for each water excursion! Thankfully this is our last summer for these pricey disposables!
Alright, that’s all I got tonight…Continue on with your normal feces-free night!