That afternoon, after nap, there were THREE diapers in the floor, everyone's but Thomas'.
So that night we had to get even more creative...
Jonathan sports the latest in toddler fashion
The first night of duct tape, Reagan and Zachary both cried when we put it on. But it worked! The next day, for naptime, the mere idea of the duct tape was enough to keep them both diapered. Actually, the threat of duct tape worked on those two for a good long while. Jim managed to convince Jonathan that the tape was a belt "just like Daddy's" and so he was fine with wearing it, excited even! Belt! Belt!
By the time Thomas decided diaper removal seemed like a good idea, R and Z joined back in and were no longer intimidated by the tape. Everybody loves their belt!
Zachary, Thomas, and Reagan
So, you may be wondering...whatever happened to all that talk about potty training? (See 480) Well, I haven't given up on the idea yet. I still plan to give it a shot before cold weather sets in. However, first we have to deal with impressive skill #2...
The first day they needed something to stand on to get into the Pack 'N Plays, but the very next day they figured out how to do it with no help at all, and the day after that they figured out how to get back out, although they'd rather just cry and whine until you do it for them. All four children can now climb in and out of the Pack 'N Plays at will. So far it hasn't been a problem during naptime or bedtime. Somehow, they always stay in! (At least as far as I know!) But all other times of the day, it's just a free-for-all! They aren't very graceful most of the time in either direction. They scale the top and then plummet, crashing to the ground. If they survive the fall, it demolition time! Too much more of this and the poor PnP's will be completely destroyed!
Please try to ignore Jonathan still whining in the background of the next video.