I said it before and I will say it again. Potty training is no fun. This issue is compounded by the fact that many of our older kids can also undress themselves, take off their diapers, and wreak havoc in our homes. This week, I have not been able to keep my Charlie’s clothes on…especially his PANTS! And when there’s a dirty diaper involved? Let’s just say I had to buy a case of disinfectant wipes this week!
I turned to other parents in various Facebook groups for advice and support, lamenting the fact that Charlie is turning our living room into his own personal clothing-optional resort. As usual, I received tons of great advice.
From the category, “Why didn’t I think of that?” These pajamas zip down the back to prevent unwanted removal. But, alas, buying special clothing is not in this single working mom’s budget. I went OLD SCHOOL. Something I did which worked like a charm is to cut the feet off of footed pajamas and put them on backwards. Now I am on a constant quest for footie jammies and other one-piece outfits, which I can never find when I am looking for them! Pretty soon the only readily available, affordable one-piece outfits will be discount Halloween costumes. If anyone can pull off a Chewbacca costume in June, it’s Charlie.
I tried the overalls-on-backwards trick recommended by one of his behavioral specialists and learned two things: 1) Charlie looks ridiculously adorable in overalls. 2) He figured out how to unsnap them within the first 20 seconds. Thanks a lot, team of expert occupational therapists, for teaching him this useful skill.
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