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Mom Hack! Keeping Your Toddler’s Pajamas ON!

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I have three kids under 4, and for some reason, all three of my children love taking their clothes off during nap time. My oldest has finally outgrown this, but my toddler twins are right in the thick of it.

Adorable toddler in yellow pjs

Going into their room after nap and being greeted by a naked toddler with poop in their crib is possibly one of the worst things ever! So what’s a mom to do?

Here are my top 3 solutions for keeping your toddler’s pajamas ON!

1. Backwards Zip Up Pajamas

This one works like a charm. I just put the pajamas on backwards, and zip up the back. Easy peasy. It does get a little complicated if the pajamas are the “footie” kind. I’m usually able to twist the feet of the pajamas around and still zip the pajamas up. If this is a problem, you can just cut the feet of the pajamas off.

toddler pajamas on backwards

2. Onesie Over Leggings

This one seems kind of silly, but it’s worked for us. We put leggings on the twins, and then a onesie on OVER the leggings. They can seems to figure out the snaps between their legs, so they just stop trying to pull their clothes off.

toddler PJs

3. Little Sleeper Keeper Pajamas

If you have a little Houdini, these are the pajamas for you. The zipper is in the back, but they also have a patented double snap closure that is nearly impossible for any toddler to escape. These are a must have for those crazy kiddos who can worm their way out of anything!

What are your tips to keep your child’s pajamas on? Leave us a comment! 


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Barb Here

Sunday 9th of October 2022

Our 2 1/2 yr old continues to challenge us on this one. She squeezes herself through the neck of the backwards pj's. BUT, WE have once again outsmarted her!! ( even if just for a minute) put a strip of tape around the wrists of her pajamas and another strip of tape around her chest. Up high, right under her armpits... We use friction tape. Then we dont have to deal with adhesive. Of course, you want it snug, but not too tight...


Monday 1st of November 2021

Thank you for your amazing insight. I was at a loss trying to keep my toddlers pjs on. Never even occurred to me to put her pjs in backwards or put the onesie over the leggings. You deserve the Life Saver Award. 🥇

Kaylie J Miller

Thursday 14th of January 2021

None of these will work my daughter will pull her clothes down from her neck down and she knows how to undo the snaps

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