I had never heard of this until reading a post on ClubMom this AM, where a 20 yr old mom was asking for suggestions on using it with her 9 yr old son. I've been reading this informational site since then, and I am DISGUSTED!  Is there anyone on here who has ever used this and can tell me WHY it was used and what it actually ACCOMPLISHED?

 What is diaper discipline?
In simplest terms Diaper Discipline is a behavior management program for your kids. There is no set age for this to start. Children require a degree of protection from the world. Much rebelliousness is defensive. To curb, this a substitute protection is provided, that protection is a diaper. You may laugh and think it would never work, but it does work when it is done in a loving home with both parents participating. The child must use the diapers for their intended purpose and the parents need to be the ones to change the diapers. Remember try to get children attention from parents.

 

  "what does the child have to do to deserve this?"
That is one of the first questions asked by parents considering diaper discipline. The answer is continued behavioral problems. Diaper Discipline isn't designed as a punishment, but a plan for a behavioral change. The plan was designed to be used before parents loose control of their children.

  

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Q. What is Diaper Discipline?
A. Diaper discipline is a behavior management plan for teenagers or younger.
 
Q. How does it work?
A. Well teenagers require a degree of protection from the world. Much rebelliousness is defensive. To curb, this a substitute protection is provided, that protection is a diaper.

Q. You're kidding, teens in diapers?
A. No, as strange as it sounds, it works.

Q. Do they have to use the diapers?
A. Yes, that is a key part of it.

Q. What about changes?
A. Well, yes, as a result changing is a big part of it. It is important that the parents perform the changes as much as possible. Change time should be a social and intimate exchange between you and your child.

Q. What about my husband, I couldn't get him to change them when they were babies?
A. Well, you'll need to work on that. It's very important that both parents (if present) are involved in the process.

Q. When should I start? What does the child have to do to deserve this?
A. This isn't punishment, it is an ongoing behavior change. The plan was designed to be used before there is a problem.

Q. How do I go about it?
A. Well, the initial few weeks are the roughest. It is best if you can do it when you have time to closely supervise the child. Summer vacations are ideal. Information on where to get diapers are on the links page.

Q. How long should it last?
A. It's on going. Typically parents transition their kids out of it when they finish high school.

Q. Does it cause any permanent medical problems?
A. No, while most will lose some control due to getting used to using the diapers, this is fairly quickly retrained when the child is removed from the program.

Q. What about school?
A.  Pull ups to school,.diapers after school and all day on week ends.

Q. The kids go for this?
A. Well, there is usually a period of adjustment with crying, anger, or depression, but it ends quickly. Most come to understand that this is for their own good.
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Diaper discipline is controversial. It is not a punishment for everyone. What works for one family does not always work for another. 

  First when you finally decide to use diapers you can not back down. You must be consistent and unwavering. Diapers go on, no ifs, ands, or buts.  Diapers should be worn immediately after school. No pants are to be worn in the house. The child may not cover their diapers up at home. Out in public they need to have pants on but the bathroom is still off limits. Diapers must be used for intended purpose. 

 I recommend once diaper discipline starts pull ups be worn to school, and their regular underpants be removed from their room, or put in the trash. When they come home from school they trade in those pull ups for regular diapers. Of course on week ends they are to stay diapered. Pretty much once in diapers they have no rights no privileges.

  What you want to do once diapers are on is up to you. You can be super strict or let them live their life but in diapers. Still recommend spanking bare bottom when needed.

 Some parents go all out with the baby treatment, (cribs, baby bottles, baby food, etc)  while others only use diapers and nothing else.

 

 

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HolDol
Jan. 31, 2007 at 9:48 AM That's gotta be a joke, right?

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allis...
Jan. 31, 2007 at 9:50 AM wow! I don't even have any comment on that one.  My mouth is hanging open in shock..thats digusting.  Please tell me its a joke.

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Jenn.
Jan. 31, 2007 at 9:51 AM There is no way in hell I'd ever do that. That is completely insane. Nothing more than humiliation.  If I want to humiliate my child, I'll just ask her loudly in the store to get me some hemorrhoid cream or something!

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KnitWit
Jan. 31, 2007 at 9:55 AM I'm really hoping that's a joke. Because to me, it's disgusting and horrifying. I don't see how that would help a child in anyway. My first thought was a pervert must have come up with this idea. I really hope you wouldn't consider this.

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hotmo...
Jan. 31, 2007 at 9:57 AM

First of all......anybody who has a conscious should have a problem with "diaper discipline."  Are you kidding me?  People actually do this to their kids?  To me, this sound like a from of cgild abuse!

Second of all.....does anybody see a problem with "A 20 yr old mom who has a 9 yr old son?"

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KnitWit
Jan. 31, 2007 at 9:57 AM OK good, I just re-read the top of your post. Glad you weren't wanting to try it. LOL.

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KnitWit
Jan. 31, 2007 at 9:58 AM

Second of all.....does anybody see a problem with "A 20 yr old mom who has a 9 yr old son?"

 I was just thinking that!

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Jenn.
Jan. 31, 2007 at 10:08 AM

This is unbelievable. I did a search on it and found this...

http://www.petticoated.com/letter1908.htm

 Why isn't this woman in jail or her kids taken away?

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Poetmom
Jan. 31, 2007 at 10:09 AM The son is adopted, and I don't know how long she's been his mother.  And no, if you Google this, you will see that, unfortunately, it is NOT a joke.

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Poetmom
Jan. 31, 2007 at 10:10 AM From what I'm reading, there are PSYCHIATRISTS who actually recommend this to parents!!!

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