Potty talk isn't an off-limits issue with moms. One benefit of having mom friends is how easy it is to discuss kids' pees and poos in a public place as freely as if you were talking about the weather.
Do duct tape and diapers mix?
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So when I stressed over my son's almost there but not quite potty training progress, I got all sorts of advice. A few friends suggested leaving him in diapers overnight and using duct tape to keep the diaper on. The duct tape goes around the diaper to cover those easy-to-peel tabs but, of course, the tape doesn't touch the skin at all.
I began studying up on other ways to help him overcome his potty training hurdle so we could ditch the diapers forever. As I looked online, I saw more and more moms recommending duct tape be run around the diaper to prevent kids from taking it off and exploring what's inside. I even found a site showing off babies in duct tape diapers.
I also noticed plenty of people opposing this method entirely. Some called duct-taped diapers "cruel" and "abusive."
Now it's your turn. Is using duct tape on diapers a practical solution to keep diapers on or is it a cruel and abusive tactic?