Thursday, August 21, 2008

Toddler Self- Talk

We've recently come across our biggest two year old behavior issue we've had yet. While she's monkeying around (there really couldn't be a more appropriate expression!) in bed when it's time for her nap, she's been taking her diaper off and peeing in bed. (!!) I was so perplexed about what to do, but we've been giving her feedback based on her choices, particularly praising her for leaving it on. Yesterday during naptime this is what I heard coming from her room:

"Diaper off? No. NOOO. Not OK.
Diaper on? Yeah! Mhmmm. Yep. Good job!

She went back and forth on this a couple more times, so I thought maybe I should go see what her status was. She'd taken the rest of her clothes off, but the diaper was ON! Good job working through the issue, kiddo!


Gretchen said...

Oh that's funny!

ShackelMom said...

Cracks me up!

Daniel Shackelford said...

If the self-talk proves futile, you can do what we did with our little A: duct-tape. The key is to have the tape start in the back, and overlap, so she can't really get to it.

Good luck...

Anonymous said...

She could be getting ready to potting train. If she is that aware of peeing, etc. you could take advantage of her interest and have her sit and go on the "big girl" potty.
Aunt G

Unknown said...

Actually, she IS practically potty- trained. I put a pull- up on her for naps and night time, though, and that is partly why she likes to take it off-- she knows what a bare bum (or undies) feels like!