HELP! My 2 year old screams bloody murder when I change her

Christine - posted on 08/13/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am the only one who changes her, she turned 2 in April. she started this about a month ago. we haven't used any babysitters lately I am a stay at home mother, and it seems like I am the only one she does this for, daddy doesn't change her but once in a while but more often now because of the insane fits she throws, it could be an hour even of fighting her to let me change her, I am due next month with our 3rd baby and the kicking me needs to stop it is getting worse, but she allows daddy to change her without any problem, i believe it is because it's not usual to her.... if that makes sense,

PLEASE HELP ANY ADVICE!

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Torri - posted on 08/16/2012

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I would start using pull ups. I know they are more expensive but my daughter did the same thing and I think it was because she hated laying down on the ground. So when I bought pull ups I just rip the old diaper off and she never has to lay on the floor. She can pull it up herself which is another way she feels like she's a big girl.

Suzie - posted on 08/16/2012

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I agree with Torri... I think thats about the time I started changing tee tee diapers while my daughter was standing up. Even if you don't use the pull up you could offer to change her standing up.

Suzie - posted on 08/16/2012

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I would take her to the doctor to eliminate any medical issues like a urinary tract infection or a yeast infection.

If she checks out ok... I would do this (as long as it wasn't a poopy diaper!).... Tell her its time for a diaper change. When she screams... squirms, stand her naked hiney up and hand her the diaper and say "Mommy is not going to fight to change your diaper, you change yourself. I am going to go do the dishes or something..." And then watch her little face stop, look at you like you have just lost your mind!, and sit down. She may or may not try to put it on her self. But I think if you give up the "battle", you will eventually win the war! haha

I mean... she will struggle and either actually do it (way cool, if that happens!) or bring it to you and ask that you do it, admiting defeat. Either way you win in the long run!

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Elledub412 - posted on 02/09/2017

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My daughter does the same thing. She turns 3 in a few months. She would sit in a pee pull up all day if I let her.

User - posted on 09/24/2012

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@T - Yes! I only have this problem with a poopy diaper as well! It's horrible. I actually get a horrible pit in my stomach whenever poopy diaper happens! Yes I've tried the art of distraction, even talking with a funny accent! I've done special new toys (they get covered in poop), I've tried yoga breathing, singing, everything! Next time, I am going to change her poopy diaper in the car and see what happens. Wish me luck! (BTW - 1 year old girl)

Christine - posted on 08/16/2012

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She freaks even when i stand her up i tried that she is a weird child she is very finicky even brushing her hair has been a WAR no and then she seems ok and i can get away with it... but others i want to scream at myself and figure out what I am doing wrong ..

Christine - posted on 08/16/2012

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I hear ya! i tried EVERYTHING! lol just recently i have been getting less struggles out of her by involving her 4 year old (in a month) to lay on the floor and act like a baby while i pretend to change her diaper haha it has been working! obviously it only works at home, and i don't really take any clothes off her or put a diaper lol but my 2 year old thinks it's hilarious! i still get the fights though, and no she doesn't have an infection, i really think she is doing it just to be stubborn.. lol

T - posted on 08/15/2012

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My son is 19 months and just started this about 2wks ago. He only does this when it's a poopy diaper. I am a stay at home mom too so i do 95% of the changes with the exception of my mom. I try to stay poised & calm but it is extremely frustrating. He isn't sick or in pain, just fighting for the sake of it or so it seems. You are not alone! I try to distract him while I change him with a toy, food, candy, drink, good ol fashion patience, singing, tv, book, another person to help, everything!!! Nothing is working. Let's keep each other posted! :-/

Determined - posted on 08/14/2012

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could it be that she has a yeast infection? My little got the frequently and they were very painful for her. Talk to the pediatrician.

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