Changing Diapers

Carrie - posted on 07/22/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Is anyone else having trouble changing diapers at this age? My 17 month old doesn't want to stay still long enough!!

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Kelly - posted on 02/27/2011

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Ok, so my son Logan is 21 months, and it's been going on for a while, but he will have a complete melt down every morning when I change him when he wakes up. The cries and fights-it's a full contact sport. I'm trying to give him things-toys, food, make silly faces, sing to him, but he just throws a fit and it lasts 5 minutes after we're dressed. I've tried waiting 20 minutes to let him wake up, I've tried waiting until after he eats some cereal, but he carries on almost every time I change him. But not as much for his dad. And not at daycare. Is he just working me over?

Wendy - posted on 07/25/2009

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Absolutely! Makenzie fights me so hard. She turns, and twists, runs away. The only thing that helps me out if having her Daddy change it. She is perfectly still for him. I hope it ends soon!

Dawn - posted on 07/24/2009

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Oh, yes! Nothing unusual about that. I can't turn my back for a second and my son is sitting up on his changing table. It's a fun age but wasn't it easier when you set them in a spot and when you came back they were still there.

Uma - posted on 07/24/2009

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YES YES YES!!! He throws a tantrum when it comes to this. I let him hold her favorite toy. Sometime it works sometime it doesn't.

Nadia - posted on 07/24/2009

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YES! My little man does NOT like his diaper changed.He crys and throws a fit..I hope this doesnt last too long.. Good luck :)

Katrina - posted on 07/23/2009

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I have been having the same problem but I read somewhere that at this age they don't like not having control. So l tell her, her diaper needs to be changed and ask her where she would like to have it changed; on the change table, on the floor in her bedroom or on the floor in the living room. Most of the time if she has the choice she doesn't fuss.

Geneva - posted on 07/23/2009

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my son does fine on a changing table but if we are in any other place he's rolling around trying to explore. that's all it is - they just want to keep moving!

Amber - posted on 07/23/2009

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no, in fact it's exactly the opposite. she takes her diaper off and brings it too me and says "peepee" or she'll pull at it and say "eww"

Stacey - posted on 07/23/2009

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My son used to cry everytime i changed his diaper but he only cried for me. His dad n Papi could change him and he did nothing but as soon as I pull out the diaper he'd start fussing. Now just talk to him while do it n he's fine "Hey...what's up? Why so cranky? I'm a pro at ths ya know. If you help mommy this goes by alot faster...."I just keep talking til I'm done n make a big deal when he's done n hasnt fussed. Then I help him up n we go play. Still does it every now n then.



I think they do it because they have to stop what they are doing. Haha but they gotta learn that they cant always get what they want. Good luck to u!

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