Title: The battle of the diaper change
jmagj - March 30, 2007 01:34 PM (GMT)
Ok ds who just turned one thinks that he needs to kick and arch his body and twist and shout when its time to change his diaper.. :duh It wouldn't be *so* bad if he was in 'sposies cuz those are pretty quick to get on but since I've put him back into cloth, this makes it VERY HARD!
Its usually every diaper change that when i lay him on his back he starts twisting to turn around or kicks violently or yells and arches his back making it impossible to get his diaper on. I'm really good with changing cloth diapers but it takes me FOREVER now.
I've had dh hold him sometimes but that still doesn't work very well since dh has a job now and is gone, or DS still fights it.
I've tried giving DS toys to play with while he's getting his diaper changed but usually lately he just throws it and then tries to go get it. :duh
SOO any ideas for what I could do to try to make this easier?? I get SOO frustrated with diaper time that it takes all in me not to yell at him or bop his little leg to get him to stop. I DON'T do this though. I just put on a very serious look and say "No Jacob, do not kick" or "No you stop that" but then he just kicks and screams harder...
mimid - March 30, 2007 05:51 PM (GMT)
All of mine do this, too. I've found that singing a really stupid and off-key song with little dance moves keeps them occupied most of the time. I usually sing "stop in the name of love". Also, what kind of diapers are you using? When they are really bad, I put the girls into an aplix diaper backwards so that they can crwal around a bit. GL!
LearningFromExperience - March 31, 2007 10:01 PM (GMT)
Isn't it amazing how they can twist on one shoulder with no leverage whatsoever? I've always been impressed by that.
No real advice, sorry ... maybe now that the weather's good, let him loose until he's distracted with something else and won't feel so trapped?
Yaelita - April 1, 2007 02:35 AM (GMT)
My son also starting arching and crawling away during diaper changes a few months ago (he is now 14 motnhs old), so my solution is to change him while he stands (well, walks, really). However, I use disposables, so I don't know how you would manage that with cloth diapers. When he has a dirty diaper, I stand him up in the bathtub, wash everything off while he plays with some toys (he doesn't mind taking these mini-baths several times a day) and then put on a diaper.
jul511riv - April 1, 2007 03:18 PM (GMT)
dd used to love a nightlight by the changing table. a mobile might work too. or a rattle. or other toy.
jmagj - April 1, 2007 08:32 PM (GMT)
Great ideas ladies! Yea its the weirdest thing, I'll sit down on the floor and call ds. He'll come right over and sit down right in front of me knowing he's gonna get his diaper change, just as happy as can be. Then when i lay him down s when he goes nuts and wants to squirm away.
Alot of times when I take his diaper off i'll take it off while he's standing up. :rolleyes
So Alot of times I'll also give him a nice shiney toy and tht seems to help some..
I guess I'll just wait till this passes on! :rolleyes