changing diapers is a nightmare...

Kristin - posted on 05/26/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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for the past few weeks whenever i change my little ones diapers, he throws a complete fit. he wriggles around while screaming, arches his back and lifts up his butt, kicks his legs.
i don't understand why this is happening all of the sudden. he doesn't have diaper rash so i know nothing is hurting him to make him act this way.
just wondering if anyone else is dealing with this all of the sudden.

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Jaclyn - posted on 06/20/2011

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Try to give him something NEW to hold, that way he will be to busy checking it out and lay still and try to change the diaper as fast as you can.

Chairettie - posted on 05/31/2011

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Both of my twins do this, one more often than the other so I just stop hold her flying legs and tell her no no until she is calmer - she is fine - no diaper rash or issues she is just trying to show me she is the boss and that can't happen LOL... it is a pain and I feel like I have had a work out after changing both of them when they are in a mood...it is exhausting. I do try to give them something to distract them- sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't...

Emily - posted on 05/31/2011

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yep my 11 month old is doing that the last few weeks... Not always...sometime we are able to give him a toy which distracts him long enough to change him, but other times it is a battle! I know some people who have swapped to the pull-up type nappies (diapers - I'm from Australia) to make it easier....

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 05/31/2011

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My son at 7 months old is starting to cry when I change his diaper and clothes because he wants to roll around he has no interest in staying put anymore as he just learned to crawl. So he is starting to throw a fit. I'd say it's totally normal, that you just need to say Sssshh, calm down and not feed into the tantrum so they do not get worse. Even start to soothe and then go back to it can help. My boyfriend gets really frustraited when our son kicks and kicks while he is changing a poopy diaper. No one wants that. For whatever reason, my son does it to me but not nearly as bad and I think it's due to the fact I say Ssshh, no.. and calm him down and hold his feet down for a second and wait for him to calm and do not let him just keep kicking away like a mad man. Maybe it'll help you?

Callie - posted on 05/31/2011

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yes my shelby started this ... sadly ... poop has flown everywhere quite a few times lol

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Nadia - posted on 06/27/2011

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My 11 month does it as well. It really frustrates me and i try to distract her but she isnt having a bar of it. Im going to start getting her nappy pants as im potty training her when she can walk.

Samantha - posted on 06/20/2011

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My 11 month old does it everytime, seems to help if i give him his sippy full of milk while i change him

Brenda - posted on 06/09/2011

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Oh yes!!! definatly know what you are going through! I have the same struggle with my 10 month old daughter.She likes rolling onto her tummy, so instead of fighting her i just put the nappy on backwards.Pooy nappies are a diffrent story though.I have to make sure i have some of her favorite toys near her to keep her still so i can deal with the nappy.It is perfectly normal.

Samantha - posted on 06/06/2011

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Makayla throws fits when i change her diaper all of a sudden, yesterday was a big tantrum. when she gets mad also she goes to bite me. im trying to curb that one real quick. but as for the changing idk why she does it but you are not alone!

Mary - posted on 05/28/2011

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My son gets really fidgety, but doesn't quite throw a fit. However, I have friends who have babies that have recently begun throwing fits when it's time for a diaper change. I think it's pretty normal for this age, when they're more mobile and don't want to be pinned down in any spot for any length of time.

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