My baby screams when I change his nappy (diaper)

Wendy - posted on 05/13/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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What can I do? He's six months and he started doing this more recently. He starts crying as soon as I lay him on the changing mat. If he's tired he really SCREAMS. It's traumatic. If I stand him up he's instantly fine but it's rather difficult to change his nappy with him standing up! As far as I can tell he doesn't have any health problems. I find changing a cloth nappy takes a lot longer than a disposable. I am using flats as the other options here are so expensive here. But, even if I use a disposable he cries while I'm changing him.

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Sophia - posted on 05/23/2009

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I was going to go with toy or some other distraction. When our baby was newborn, she cried and cried. Now she loves her diaper change time, mainly b/c my husband used to distract her with little games, making sounds and peek-a-boo. Good luck, that's gotta be so hard on you!

Michelle - posted on 05/22/2009

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My daughter use to HATE getting her diaper changed. I am sorry you are going through this as it's not very fun. I know she was a little older when she was going through this though and the only thing that would help would be to give her a couple pieces of cereal, but at 6 months, that would be too young yet. I hope the toy works for you because it didn't help for her.

Eventually he'll get use to it, he's probably at that stage where he just doesn't want to be changed because he wants to be doing something.

Vilate - posted on 05/15/2009

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You could try to give him something to play with. Try a wisk from the kitchen or a favorite toy. Or try changing him in a different location in the house. Do it different all the time and then it will be novel. Let me know how it goes. That must be frustrating!

Vilate - posted on 05/15/2009

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You could try to give him something to play with. Try a wisk from the kitchen or a favorite toy. Or try changing him in a different location in the house. Do it different all the time and then it will be novel. Let me know how it goes. That must be frustrating!

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