DIAPER CHANGING NIGHTMARE!

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My daughter Brianlily turned 1 on January 15th. She has been fighting me about changing her diaper for a few months now. It drives me insane, and I always feel like she'll get hurt wrestling with her. I bought a potty for her, but she's more interested in playing with it.

Not sure what to do and wondered if anyone else was having this problem.

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Chrissy - posted on 02/17/2010

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I bought pullups. My son turned 1 on jan 22...I am not trying to train him but he took off. Its a lot quicker to just let him stand up slide them on and hes off. And he can't undo the tabs because there aren't any LOL.

Heather - posted on 02/17/2010

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my son does the same thing. he'll try to roll over to get up or even try to flip off the table all together. i usually give him something to play with when one of his toys doesn't work i'll give him something he doesn't usually get to play with. like his battery thermometer. he likes pushing the buttons. lol generally though i just sing songs with him. we've been doing the itsy bitsy spider for months now on the changing table so he'll try to do the motions and even clap when we're done.

Jodi - posted on 02/16/2010

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they all do it some babies take longer to get out of the fighting mode. my daughter does it too for the past i think 2 months.some times it helps to change her standing up if she's wet. its faster once you get the hang of it and then you'll be use to it for potty training. the key is whatever you to be persistant ant stick to that way at least a few weeks. if you change things a lot then it just confuses her and she'll have more reason to be angry and fight you.

Holly - posted on 02/16/2010

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My daughter tries to roll over on the changing table and screams during most diaper changes and has for a few months now. The only things that I have found are using the restraint clip on the changing pad and sometimes singing to her works. Good luck!!

Katie - posted on 02/16/2010

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My son definitely has this issue. When he was younger I could give him a bottle while I changed him. Now, I either use a snack, like baby snack rings, or some sort of toy or item he's especially interested in for the moment. You do whatever it takes I guess. I'm hoping it's a phase they grow out of...

Malia - posted on 02/15/2010

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OMG my little girl is doing the same thing! She turned one on the 24th and the only way I can get her to lay down is with a bottle. Which sucks because I am trying to get her off the bottle. I have changed her standing up, it took a few trys to get the diaper tight enough but she didn't cry or fight me. I don't know what to do either.

Jane - posted on 02/14/2010

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ours does the same. when i sing to her of do something goofey w/my mouth, it gets her attention. our 2 1/2 yr old did the same thing at the same age.

Lisa - posted on 02/14/2010

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My son turned 1 on January 21st and we have struggled with nappy change for the last few months. He just doesnt want to lie still and it is sooo hard to get it done. As he is going through a clapping hands phase i clap my hands before i start which encourages him to do the same and while he is distracted happily clapping away i quickly change the nappy. Singing i found also helps but otherwise the mobile phone often works.

Halee - posted on 02/14/2010

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I have the same problem My son just turn one in Jan 2.but all i do is give him like a remote or Cell phone and it sometimes help! you just have to do it fast!! and a potty isn't that kinda early to start using it?

Babette - posted on 02/14/2010

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Have the exact same problem with my bub. Try giving a sippy cup with water juice or milk what ever and usually it occupies them while your changing them :)

Jennifer - posted on 02/13/2010

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My son hates his diaper being changed. I also give him a toy to distract him. It usually doesn't mean it's time to potty train. It's more like "I can move now and don't want to be held down" attitude. The toy can work for me sometimes, other times I just do it as fast as possible so he can get moving again.

Sarah - posted on 02/13/2010

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i've have this problem since 7months since he learnt to crawl.
we put him in pull ups a couple of months ago in the day time which makes it easier.
we'll distract him by giving him something to play with like his shoe.
most of the time .. when my partner is over one of us will hold his legs while the other cleans him up .. done this since day 1.
but one i'm on my own i clean him up when he's stood up and some how put his nappy on by sitting him on my knee .. its a struggle but i find it easier than lying him down on the mat.

Melina - posted on 02/13/2010

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i have this problem with my son he just turned one on january 22nd and changing his diaper is so so so difficult he fights me with all the power and he is pretty strong! i try to give him a toy while im changing him or my phone sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt! i dont know what to do either!

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oh i do the same thing and get the same results...sometimes distraction helps and sometimes it doesn't. i also tried putting a diaper on her favorite elmo teddy...i show it to her and tell elmo how proud i am of him! lol i say "look mama, elmo has a diaper on too!" she seems interested, but once the wipe and diaper comes out she goes running! i hope it's just a faze.

Melina - posted on 02/13/2010

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i have this problem with my son he just turned one on january 22nd and changing his diaper is so so so difficult he fights me with all the power and he is pretty strong! i try to give him a toy while im changing him or my phone sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt! i dont know what to do either!

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