Indicating a Wet or Soiled Diaper
“HELP! Somebody Please Save Me (From Myself)!”
your child’s verbal and non-verbal signals for indicating a soiled or wet
diaper (e.g., vocalizations, hugging, pointing and an awkward walk).
Immediately change the diaper as soon as your
child indicates that it is soiled diaper.
indicate that the diaper is wet or soiled as you change it.
between a wet and soiled diaper and a dry or clean diaper by changes in facial
expressions (e.g., hold and scrunch your nose for a dirty diaper and smile for
a clean one).
your child aware of a wet or soiled diaper.
to your child the indicators of a wet or soiled diaper (e.g., the smell, look
and feel of it).
your child in pull-ups during the day. They absorb less, which will make your
child more uncomfortable and aware of a wet, soiled diaper.
a gesture, word or another signal with your child’s wet or soiled diaper.
the signal and have your child imitate you before changing the wet or soiled
these techniques until your child independently indicates a wet/soiled diaper.