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My mother takes her pull up off in the middle of the night. What can I do to stop it.

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There are 3 nights in a row, I'm cleaning poo and pee. I am exhausted. There is any other kind of pamper hard for her to take off??? Please help!!

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There are pajamas that are fastened in the back, all one piece, sort of like a kids' onesie. It prevents the confused person from "getting at" the pull-up and/or disrobing during the night. Do a search online for Anti-Strip Suit Pyjamas, and several websites should pop up where you can buy them. Good luck!
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I don't think the people on here are seriously going to duct tape the tape to their skin. They are meaning that they will duct tape the tape to the diaper.....not the skin. and a bed protector is fine as long as they stay in bed, but if they wonder around, it makes for a long night of cleaning up after them all thru the house. My father has not yet reached that stage but he does get up after my mother goes to sleep for about 2 or 3 hours. when she gets up, lights are on all over the house so she knows he has been up doing who knows what. And she just cannot stay awake the hours he does and sleeps some of the day away when he does, she is diabetic and needs to tend to herself. So I would say tape would be okay on the "diaper/depends or whatever" just not the skin.
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Put some duct tape on those bad boys, and when a change is necessary, cut the sides with scissors. Works like a charm.
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Poop and pee are natural, but it's not clean or safe to be handling it, and for some people, it causes an involuntary gag response. I could remove your appendix with a screwdriver and it wouldn't make me sick. If you crap on the floor and I have to clean it up? I'm going to barf everywhere. The smell makes me gag even if I walk into a public restroom where someone has "gone #2" before I got there. As for caregivers handling poop and pee their loved ones leave on the floor, in bedding, on clothes, etc..., even the tiniest amount that you miss when scrubbing up after cleaning poop off the floor, etc... can make you really sick, Farm workers not cleaning their hands thoroughly after going to the bathroom and then picking lettuce, etc..., causes e coli outbreaks. It's natural, but not something one is supposed to handle.
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Dear Ferris1
Please understand that not everyone is so matter of fact about pee and poop. I commend you for your feelings and reactions regarding this but I for one freak out every time there is a poomergency! It's not easy to get used to. And also this forum is a wonderful place to rant and rave about it since you can't do it to other siblings who do nothing to help. They don't even want to hear about it let alone give ideas or heaven forbid help once in a while.
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Oh Boy that is one that is SO frustrating!!!!!! My father did that when he would have to be on new meds and made him just looloo! We use the briefs that tape on the sides and he would tear them up and well, yes I know. I ended up putting one of those derby gloves on his hand, since the other one did not work, and he couldn't "feel" the tapes to rip them off sometimes he still grabbed and tore, so we put a pair of PJ bottoms on top of that with a heavier glove. it diverted him enough to leave his pants alone until we changed him again. He had a terrible case of sundowners, but thank God it passed. took months but passed. Now he very rarely will do that and were back to no glove or PJs on bottom so we can turn and change him with less trouble. I know its very frustrating, I send a big hug and know youre not alone. God Bless
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I take care of my father who is incontinent with dementia and my husband with Alzheimer's and a catheter and bowel incontinence. I feel like this last year I have dealt with more pee, poop and throw up (from the stomach problems) than most people deal with in a year. I have found mentholatum rub works to keep me from gagging from the smell. Poop and pee are biological event but not one I enjoy cleaning up after a grown man.
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@ferris1 - Bowel movements are natural, yes but it is TOTALLY different when it is someone else's. Give those that are not nurses or have strong stomach and gag reflexes a break!
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Um, no...sorry about the confusion... I certainly wouldn't recommend duct tape be placed directly on and elderly person's skin! Good lord, I meant it like Wolf took it...on the adult underwear, not the skin...
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Oh Lord, I can't belive such respond "too obsessed with poop and pee" or "clean it up, don't complain" I thought this was supposed to be sharing ideas and support each other in our weakness moments as human, because yes, I'm human. I dont need to be judged. Lady with all my respect, let God be the judge.
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