Ok i am not sure if this belongs in the potty training section but i am so lost right now i don't know what to do. I have twin boys who are 20 months. They like to take their pants and diapers off. We have tried everything to keep them on onsies, pants, tape we even started using diaper pins and they can even get them off! I have heard that they may be ready to start potty training but here is my hitch.... they can't talk. They don't even say mom and dad except for occasions. They love to babble to each other and will try and mimic me but they won't talk. So if any one can give me any advice i would be forever gratefull!! and on a side note they are my first kids so i am going threw all of this for the first time.
Not talking doesn't mean they can't communicate. They can make sounds, point, and walk so they can indicate what they want. Being that determined to take off the diapers I would interpret as a signal: we don't want to wear these anymore! If you are not already, I would let/take them into the bathroom when you have to go and explain what is happening. I would get a potty chair (my preference, some parents go straight to the toilet with a seat adapter) and encourage them to get comfortable with it. I use a laid back approach, I let DD go if she gets upset (don't want potty to seem like punishment) and I praise every success (including sitting on the potty or trying to go). Big success gets hugs and kisses and smaller things get smiles and verbal praise. Initiation is the last step to potty training, so I take DD to the potty on a schedule. Every hour or 20 mins after she's had a drink. Beware that disposable diapers and pull ups greatly delay progress since the toddler never feels wet. Cloth diapers and cloth training pants (both with waterproof covers) greatly increase awareness. I hope that helps.