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Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Trying to change a diaper on a child who has no time to lay still when there are things to look at, explore, and get into. Gave up on the changing table, floor just as bad. I am now EXHAUSTED from changing a 10mos old baby's diaper. Any suggestions?


Anonymous Rachel said...

Riley still won't lay still - sometimes we have to literally change his diaper while he is running thru the house. Try giving Lily your cellphone. That stops riley dead in his tracks for about 30 seconds - enough to get a quick change in. :)

8:18 AM  
Blogger michelle_d said...

Oh Marie, I've been there. Here are a few suggestions (none are guaranteed to work, but worth a try):
Try having a special toy just for diaper changes,
sing a special song (although you sing all the time so she might not be as in awe as my boys),
give her a diaper or wipes to play with
or change her in front of the tv (if she has a favourite baby einstein dvd or something).
Also you could try changing her standing up (Caleb would stand up holding on to his rocking chair and then I'd put toys for him to play with on the chair)
Also know that she will grow out it (somewhat) or eventually she will be toilet trained. Hee hee

10:46 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Be careful of the cell phone and nawing babies- we ruined ours when Sarah was about the same age. Who knew?

Ash is the trapeze artist on the diaper changing table and just giving her the Desitin tube has worked- or anything to distract her really.

I also double the "Be Quick" sentiment! Good luck!

10:58 AM  
Anonymous amber said...

this too will pass.....I know not much help, but I'm really, really not sure how I got through it!

3:04 PM  
Blogger Missy B said...

Marie, I found your blog through Charissa's. I have a now three year old when we had the same problem we switched to Easy-ups. Like a pull-up for the pre-potty training set. They have easy tear sides for the messier type changes. Good Luck.
missy (used to be morgan)

7:13 PM  
Blogger Mary Jo said...

Michelle gave you all the suggestions that worked for us! :)
Especially the special toy or book and eventually in front of the t.v.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Marie--my three year old (at the time) helped me out with this one. Now the suggestion has already been made, but the story is somewhat humorous. As I am struggling with Mason, resorting to a stern voice and frustration is clearly on the rise....Molly, very calmly said, Mommy I think if you just gave him a toy, he'd stay still. Then she proceded to find a toy..."Here you go Mason"....he calmed down...and all was right with the world. Although my ego was a little bruised.

1:35 PM  

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