how do I make nappy change easier for my 16 month old

Kirsten - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )




he still kicks and yells and hates it so much. Pull-up nappies help for wet ones. But for pooey ones he really seems to dislike it.


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Melissa - posted on 02/09/2010




I have a new trick that seems to be working at the moment, I turn the t.v on wait for the ads to come on and then change her nappie also works well for getting her dressed after bathtime.

Sunrise - posted on 02/09/2010




We have a mirror with 3 stuffed toys that hangs over the changing table. This is like what we have (see link below). We also now have a Leap Frog dog sitting in the corner of her changing table that she loves to press the buttons for music and games. My ex-husbands aunt gave it to her for Christmas and she absolutely loves it.

Rachael - posted on 02/07/2010




My youngest is starting into this stage too. She has had a nasty diaper rash bc she's teething her last 4 teeth, and I'm talking nasty! Like 10+ poopy ones a day and the poop is pure liquid...ewwwww! Anyway, she's been kicking, which I get bc it hurts, so I've started getting her involved. She holds the diaper til I put it under her, then pulls out a wipe and holds it til needed, and finally holds the butt creme til i ask if i can use it. I think she gets a sense of control from participating...doesn't feel so much like she's laying there being tortured and more like she's deciding to let me proceed with the next step.

Theresa - posted on 02/06/2010




My daughter likes to look at books when I change her. I also have a couple toys that I keep up with her changing stuff, that way it's something only played with at changing time. These ideas don't always work though. Sometimes she has a fit anyway. Then I just sternly say "THAT'S ENOUGH." Then she starts crying, but at least she's not thrashing around.

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On occasion I have this problem too. Although the biggest issue I'm dealing with on this front at the moment is that my little one wants to help clean herself and "investigate" the nappy area when it's exposed - not a big deal when it's wet, but a bit of a hygeine hazard when it's dirty! When I take her trousers or tights off to change her I generally put them on my head like a hat and sing and dance about a bit. I know I look a complete fool but she's the only one to see it so it doesn't matter! Then I'll either let her remove the trousers or I'll take them off myself and cover her face with them and we'll play peekaboo. It's all very silly but it does help! x

Ruthie - posted on 02/06/2010




I'm not sure I have an answer for you, I generally end up changing my son when he's standing up. if he doesn't want to lay down for a diaper change... it's that simple, he just wont. maybe you could give him something... like a handfull (toddler handful) of cherios (or whatever) to keep him busy. I know my son is not really interested in all his toys... (and yes he has alot.. and they are pretty varied!)

Chris - posted on 02/06/2010




my daughter hates nappy changing time also but I try to make it as fun as possible. usually i play with her a little before changing her then give her a toy to play with and talk to her or make funny sounds to keep her entertained.

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