my son seems to hate having his clothes changed or diaper changed, he screams bloody murder everything, anything I can do or should I be concerned?

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Try giving him something to hold that he normally wouldn't be able to hold. Things around the changing table that he can only hold while he is being changed. I give my daughter the Desitin, a wipe ("so she can help") and even some lotion in her hand to rub. This all distracts her long enough to get the job done. Once we are done she has to put the Desitin back in the drawer or throw away the wipe- that helps with the transition. Even if he has a trantrum because he has to give it back, it is much easier to re-direct him from that than getting him to sit still for a diaper change.



Some days I just go to where she is instead of struggling with her. When she sees me coming with the wipes and diaper, she'll sometimes just lie down. This allows her to stay near her activity so she doesn't feel like she's being taken away from what she was doing.



Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 10/22/2008

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My daughter is 12 months old (well almost her birthday is Sunday), and she started doing the same thing about a month or so ago. I think that for her it is just that she is so active that she hates to even lay down for a second. The reason that i think this is because when we change her in the morning when she is still waking up or after a nap when she has just woken up she does not scream and try to get away. Does that seem the same for your case? I

Becky - posted on 10/22/2008

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It has been my experience, that this is a very typical behavior of toddlers. I would not be concerned.

Amy - posted on 10/22/2008

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I have tried that, this has been something he has been doing his whole life so far (15 months) could there be something causing him pain when he is layed down?

Ann - posted on 10/22/2008

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My son is 2 and was doing this regularly for a few months. He didn't have an issue at daycare but wouldn't want his diaper changed at home. I have learned to allow him certain things to get him back there. I offer him to take a toy with him or he can earn a sticker. He can earn a treat also, depending on what time of the day it is. He has been responding well to this and trying to get him to change his diaper is not as much of a struggle anymore.

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