Oh sure, you laugh – if you are not the one with the problem! However, there are many parents who have clever tykes that have discovered a cure for their boredom of lying awake in their cribs. They remove their diapers and enjoy playing with their poop, often smearing it artistically on the wall.
Well – the answer is simple. Duct tape. Yup. That is my parenting advice. The idea here is that we simple want to change the environment instead of having to deal with the child. If you apply duct tape over the easy peel tape of the diaper, your child can’t get the diaper off.
Problem solved – no screaming.
Onsie sleepers can help too, at least until they are old enough to figure out zippers.
And finally, minimize your reaction when you discover the poop Picasso. Sometimes our lectures and yelling actually serve as a pay-off or reward for a child who is creatively looking to get your engagement.