Jessica - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My son is nearly 13 months. Lately he's been screaming at me, arching his back, & trying to roll over when I lay him on his changing table to change his diaper. I think mostly b/c he doesn't want to be set down. (Sometimes he doesn't arch & yell, but just rolls over & pulls himself to a stand, using the wall behind the table so he can look at the picture on the wall.) I also say it's time for a diaper change on the way to his room before I even set him on the changing table. While he's doing this I tell him it's time for a diaper change (what I have always said), or I'm trying to change your diaper...I'll even do belly buzzers, which will usually get him to laugh instead of scream...I give him things to look at & hold to distract him. But I have to wrestle to get to his diaper & when I finely get to it well enough to open one side, he quits fighting & stays still for me.
Any advice on how to get him to stop fighting it so much at the start of the change. I feel like a horrible mom when I feel myself getting even a little frustrated, but I'm at a loss & need some advice...