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25/10/2013 at 14:20
E is nearly 16 months and throws huge tantrums everytime I try to change her nappy.
She screams blue murder, kicks out, tries to turn over and get away, throws her arms around like mike Tyson - it's exhausting!
I have tried putting the tv on when i do her nappy, giving her toys to play with, interesting objects to hold, singing to her, talking to her, playing peekaboo, blowing raspberries, letting have my phone with songs on for her, putting games on my phone for her - I'm out of ideas! I can do the wet ones with her standing up (and usually running around with me chasing her!) but not the dirty ones. I don't think she's ready for potty training yet?
Does anyone have any suggestions how to make nappy changes a less traumatic experience for both of us? Thanks in advance for any replies x
25/10/2013 at 15:12
I could have wrote this word for word! No advice as I'm in the same situation, will be keeping an eye on this post though :)
25/10/2013 at 17:08
E has been like this since 6 months, except she can only cruise/crawl/stand but yep total and utter meltdown to th point of me having to loudly say "come on honey. Mommy just needs to change you / get you dressed" loudly so that people, neighbours or the public, don't think I'm doing something awful, it's that bad. Luckily I can mostly hold her down long enough, as she's only 9 months yet. My approach though has been to say "no, we hav to keep still when we change".. Depends on her mood as to how successful that it! But. I just change paying no attention to the bad behaviour, often following her naked little bottom across th room as she crawls/scurries away! X
25/10/2013 at 17:16
Following as we have the same problem at 9 months. With cloth nappies too it's a total nightmare trying to pin him down to get the clean one on. At least with pooey ones, they're now starting to be solid enough that I can whip away the paper liner, there's no poo on the rest of the nappy and I can quickly wipe him while holding him down.
My best tip is doing it straight after he wakes from a nap, he tends to be calmer and more placid then. But obviously I can't leave him in a dirty nappy so that doesn't help.
We were using disposables in Malaysia and resorted to buying some pull-ups as then we could change him in the bathroom standing up.
It's got to the point now where he knows if I take him in his bedroom and start laying him on the floor, he knows it's coming and will arch his back and twist himself to try and stop me putting him down flat on his back. It breaks my heart having to hold him down screaming but at the end of the day I know it's just temper at being prevented from crawling off, he's not in pain.
25/10/2013 at 19:42
Thank you so much for the replies - its good to hear its not just us going through this. Little Madam, your post did make me chuckle!
Saisi, I know what you mean about them knowing its coming. I only have to get the changing mat out and she starts whinging and running off. I was actually looking at the easy up pants at the weekend considering them!
25/10/2013 at 19:59
It's all glam in this household! I will happily change standing if she'll keep still that way. My mom said that key is to do it on your lap as there is nowhere for them to go but I just can't manage her flailing around!
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