Claudia - posted on 06/07/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
I am desperate for advice on some positive strategies to changing my daughter's nappies and making it fun and without a struggle. She's 13 months old now and all of a sudden started to roll over on the change table, trying to stand up as soon as her nappy comes off. This is a problem because sometimes I don't even get the chance to clean her bottom and you can imagine the result. I always prepare her in advance before putting her on the change table and tell her that "mommy's going to change your nappy now, I want you to lie still until we are finished". I usually have a toy handy, something she hasn't played with for a while, and she has a music thing next to her where she knows how to push the button and we sing together. This has worked until now. She now throws the toy away almost instantly and rolls over grabbing hold of the bar on the side. This morning she had a blow-out and I had to take all her clothes off. Result: major struggle to get her cleaned and dressed because she's actually quite strong and kept grabbing hold of the bar to roll over. I feel upset because I know I could have handled it better - just don't know how. I'm a single mum with no family around - lack of sleep certainly doesn't help either. I tried to be firm but in the end I feel it was not a positive outcome. Any advice please?