WHY!!!!! MY DAUGHTER WONT STAY STILL WHEN CHANGING HER DIAPER!!!!!

Amanda - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I get sooo frustrated cause my daughter WONT stay still when I change her diaper!!! She's 8 months old and I know she just wants to explore but its just sooo irritating that she can't sit still for 2 minutes when I change her. I've tried giving her toys, tried to distract her focus on me, and even tried to just hold her down but she's just too strong and throws a temper tantrum!!! WHAT DO I DO???? My husband isn't home all the time to help me keep her on her back so I can clean her up! It's especially frustrating when she's gone #2!! Please HELP!!!

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Stefie - posted on 04/20/2010

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I sing songs, give her a toy, and try to make it a game. It is hard, but try not to get frustrated and make it fun, sooner rather than later she will love diaper changes and may even ask for them(mine does now).
I sing for everything: wake up, diapers, sleep, eating time, calming down, clean up, and lots of play songs too. It helps me.

Angele - posted on 04/20/2010

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same here I thought I was on my own! mine is 11 months and has been like that for the past two months or so! I They say it will pass and am hoping that she will get out of it!

Amanda - posted on 04/20/2010

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im having this problem with my 11month old she jus gets so hysterical it bring me to the point of tears i feel out of my depth nothing we tried has helped.

Myra - posted on 04/12/2010

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When my daughter got so she wouldn't stay still, I got silly with her. I sang, danced, and wiggled around like she did. We talked and laughed together. By me moving with her, she slowed down, and I was able to get her changed most of the time. Something else I tried that worked also was getting a brightly colored picture and hanging it right there at her eye level by the changing table. If acting silly didn't get her to chill, the picture did.



I've found that it's best to have two things to chill out a child in case one doesn't capture the interest because usually, the second will.



Just wait until she can stand up! That's when it is really fun changing diapers. But, like everything with children, it will pass. Just try to keep your cool and have fun...it seems that the more frustrated we get, the more they do the things that frustrate us. And, you can always try putting her on her tummy to change her. I have had to do that a few times because nothing would work. Mine just was in such shock she didn't know what to do.

Myra - posted on 04/12/2010

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When my daughter got so she wouldn't stay still, I got silly with her. I sang, danced, and wiggled around like she did. We talked and laughed together. By me moving with her, she slowed down, and I was able to get her changed most of the time. Something else I tried that worked also was getting a brightly colored picture and hanging it right there at her eye level by the changing table. If acting silly didn't get her to chill, the picture did.



I've found that it's best to have two things to chill out a child in case one doesn't capture the interest because usually, the second will.



Just wait until she can stand up! That's when it is really fun changing diapers. But, like everything with children, it will pass. Just try to keep your cool and have fun...it seems that the more frustrated we get, the more they do the things that frustrate us. And, you can always try putting her on her tummy to change her. I have had to do that a few times because nothing would work. Mine just was in such shock she didn't know what to do.

Nellie - posted on 04/12/2010

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What she is doing is very normal, though very frustrating for you. Believe me I've been there with all 6 of my kids. She's not trying to irritate you she's just being a baby. Um try giving her her sippy cup or bottle whichever she uses and see if that calms her down. Other than that, it's just one of those times that you just have to take a deep breath and get through it.

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