how do you change a diaper of a wiggly baby that just wants to sit, stand and climb ?

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i have a 7 1/2 month old and i am having the hardest time trying to change his diaper! i have given him toys and all he wants to do is sit, roll, stand, pull things off the table and climb the walls!


Samantha Jayne - posted on 08/29/2009




my little boy was a horror to change nappies... so i thought of putting stickers on his hands while i change his nappy and before he can get bored im done changing and he feels so special with the stickers. goodluck it really worked for me :D

Becky - posted on 08/18/2009




It suddenly seems to happen doesn't it! One minute you have these lovely little babies who just lay still whilst you change them and then bang they can roll, sit, stand etc! It is very difficult!
With my daugther nothing seemed to really work other than a vice like grip as she went ridgid! My son however if you keep 'playing' with him he is fine - we give hiim a little toy to hold then pretend we are going to take it. He loves it laughs like crazy! He also likes it if you blow raspberries on his tummy and laughs even more if you pretend you are going to do it!

Lorraine - posted on 08/18/2009




yeah, my daughter is almost 7 months and all she wants to do is roll over and try to crawl. it drives me crazy! i just make crazy noises and it keeps her looking straight up at me. ive tried toys and sippy's but neither work with her, so just try keeping his attention. sometimes i clap really loud a few times and she just freezes to see what it was and i hurry and change her.. anything to grab her attention


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Minnie - posted on 08/29/2009




Something super special, that you don't normally allow baby to play with- keys, the cell, a wallet, etc. Keeps baby quite entertained. Same goes for brushing a toddler's teeth.

Anna - posted on 08/28/2009




My son is the same way. I have to give my son his morning bottle to change him in the morning and during the day, most of the time its not poop so i can change him standing if he is zoned in on something else. but I would try a bottle. Oh it also helps me to have the wipes and diaper ready before I give him the bottle.
Hope this helps!

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I have the same problem! I try to only change wet diapers when he's just woken up from a nap because this is when he is the least wiggly. There's not much you can do about the dirty ones but just try to be quick. My son really likes to play with books so those sometimes work.

Jennifer - posted on 08/28/2009




My 8 month old is going through this now...he just wants to keep moving. I change him on the floor and sit with both of my legs extended out (one on each side). I put them close enough next to him that he can't roll over and get away. After a few unsuccessful tries to roll he eventually gives up and lets me change him.

Charleen - posted on 08/28/2009




Like the others have said, you can pin him down. It's also possible to put the diaper on backwards. (As a note, this prevents them taking it off at random times.) I've been known to put the diaper on my little girl while she's standing, so yeah.

Melissa - posted on 08/28/2009




Oh how I know what you are going through. its like a WWF match trying to change my son into clothes and diapers. He thinks it is a game. I give him random things like his baby brush or the thermometer or whatever seems relativley safe to check out while I try to change him. When all else fails, I pin him down and usually am sweating and exhausted by the end. My friend said she has mastered the standing up diaper change but I can't get it. Good luck.

Candice - posted on 08/28/2009




i make a game out of it. i get the diaper in position under her and say "ONE...TWO..." and on three i try to fasten the diaper as fast as i can while pretending to yell "aaaaaaaahhhhhhh". she thinks it's hilarious and just laughs while i do it!

i used to get so frustrated and angry...which i think just made her wiggle more. i gave in to the fun in everything and turn it all into a game. it's still hard sometimes, but i least she's laughing while i struggle...

Heather - posted on 08/18/2009




I've found that most times, changing comes around the same time feeding I do it when he has the bottle in his mouth. It's helped a great deal! Or if it's not around feeding time...a sippy cup with some apple juice in it.

Sara - posted on 08/18/2009




I think they all do that at some point or another...I just sternly tell my daughter "No" and explain to her why she needs to sit down, whether she understands or not I think it helps me. Generally, I just redirect her, if she stands up, I lay her down. If she rolls over, I roll her back. it's a struggle, but when they start to become a little more independent you have to set boundaries, plant the seeds for discipline later down the line. Hang in there!

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