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Diaper punishment: Why it is so wrong in 2022

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In 2022, diaper punishment should be illegal. The reason for this shift is the fact that contemporary parenting practices focus on raising children in a positive and nurturing environment.

What used to be seen as a necessary discipline for children is now viewed as

“cruel and abusive”

as per Christine Bowman, RN who has worked over 23 years in Pharma…and has grandchildren!

Unfortunately, many parents still use diaper punishment despite this knowledge because they think it’s the only way to discipline their children. But, is it really the best way to discipline a child?

As a new parent, I’m utterly outraged by this technic.

Read on to find out more about the controversy surrounding diaper discipline and how you can raise your child in a more positive and nurturing environment without resorting to this humiliation barbarian technic.


What is diaper punishment?

There are a few key points that should be kept in mind when punishing a toddler.

Firstly, diaper discipline can happen for a variety of reasons, including discipline issues and potty training failures.

Secondly, it can be risky for babies and toddlers in terms of their health.

Thirdly, as technology improves, more parents are choosing to wean their children off of diapers in an age-appropriate way instead of using punishment methods.

In the end, it is important to consider the child’s well-being when making any decision about diaper use.


Controversy Surrounding Diaper Punishment

Diaper punishment is widely considered to be wrong in 2022. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that it doesn’t work, is cruel, and can have long-term psychological consequences.

It’s also likely unconstitutional because it deprives children of their constitutional right to freedom from physical abuse. On top of all that, it could get you a bad reputation from your surrounding if they get to know that from you.


Side notes:


What is the constitution on human rights in the USA?

The US Constitution guarantees all Americans the right to freedom from physical abuse. This includes the right to be free from the punishment that is cruel, inhuman, or degrading.

What is the constitution on human rights in Canada?

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees all Canadians the right to freedom from physical abuse. The right to be free of cruel, inhuman, or humiliating punishment is included in this.


The practice should be eliminated from parenting teachings and replaced with alternatives like timeout or bathing privileges instead, e.g., no toys in the bath with the toddler.

Alternatively, you could prevent the use of the pacifier for a few hours. Depending on the age of the toddler: no TV, no tablets, etc.



Please do not punish them by putting them in their crib. A crib is a peaceful place for your toddler and should be considered as being safe, relaxed, and stressless.

With this in mind, it’s important that we raise awareness of the issue and encourage people to think critically about diaper punishment.

Let’s make sure that children in 2023 grow up in a world where diaper punishment is no longer an acceptable form of discipline.


Diaper punishment with kids long-term consequences

This practice is often used to discipline children, but it’s not effective and can actually make things worse. Many people still think this is a good way to discipline your child, but the truth is that it’s not.

In fact, it can lead to increased aggression, anxiety, and other psychological problems.

“Embarrassment is strongly discouraged when you raise a child.” Source:


Infections and rashes

Babies/young children have very delicate skin and leaving their tiny ones behind in a wet diaper for a long period of time will create rashes and possibly urinary tract infections.

More explanations here on

There are many other ways to discipline your child without resorting to “violence” or diapers.

Try some of these methods and see the difference for yourself!

“Yes, I call that treatment violent. Sue-me on that one.”


Diaper punishment for adults in 2022

How disgusted I was to read that one on the Internet. Could be true, or could be wrong, but with all the horror stories we’ve heard on the news in the Covid pandemic about old persons in nursery homes being left alone for days in their poop, dirty diapers and even worst, unfed for days and no bath for…up to one month.

Senior man sitting by himself in a room

If you know anybody that still does this barbarian treatment to our old folks, please get some proof and call the police. 

This has to stop.

My, now-deceased mom, was in a nursing home during the pandemic and I was praying every day that it would never happen to her.

She had Alzheimer so it is not like she could let us know, but, we had solid proof that she has been treated with the utmost respect.

Having said that, horror stories were popping up from left to right on the news. If you feel like it and you are not light-hearted, suit yourself and go read some of them here. Site: AARP



As you can see, diaper punishment is a hotly-debated topic that many people feel passionately about and so do I.

While there are some who believe that it is an essential part of parenting, others see it as a form of child abuse and should be punished by the law.

In this blog, we discuss the controversy surrounding diaper punishment and provide you with reasons why it is wrong in 2022/23 and well beyond that.

We hope that by providing you with this information, you can make an informed decision about this controversial parenting practice.

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