My almost 14 month old can't seem to stay still for his diaper changes. He cries and rolls on his stomach on the changing pad. I talk to him and say what we're doing, give him a toy to hold and have the ceiling fan on for distraction, but nothing seems to work lately. He used to be so cooperative and actually enjoyed diaper changes, smiling and laughing. Any suggestions for handling my squimy little one?
Try changing him on the floor, carpeted obviously. We had our pack and play downstairs for naps and diaper changes, but my daughter has gotten too heavy to have her diaper changed there, so when we're dowstairs, she gets changed on the floor. She's the same age.
Does he know any body parts yet where you could ask him to find them? My daughter has recently discovered her belly button and all I have to do is ask her where it is and she lift up her shirt and sticks her finger in it. Keeps her occupied for the minute. Not very lady like and we'll quit that when she gets older, but it's cute now.
Is there a picture on the wall next to him? It's something I used with her as an infant, but maybe it would still work.
My daughter went through something similar a few weeks ago, where she'd fuss every time I changed her as though something hurt and at this point she's fine. It may just be a phase.
I had the same problem with my little girl so I resorted to changing her upright, while standing. Hey, it's not the most convenient but it works. Also, when it comes to changing a pooh diaper, I pretend to change her dolls or stuffed animals, wiping them and all. She is very interested in this and when complete, I say its her turn and it works.
I have the same problem with my 17 month old. He really hates getting his diaper changed. He also cries and rolls on his stomach on the changing table.
I talk to him and give him toys and that doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions?