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Changing a 1 year olds diaper!

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    aussiegal is offline Registered User
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    Unhappy Changing a 1 year olds diaper!

    My otherwise very well behaved one year old has become a nightmare when it comes to changing his diaper. We literally have to do it with him standing up which can get kind of risky at certain times of the day if you know what I mean! Giving him things to hold and play with just won't cut it anymore as he knows what we are up to.

    Is anyone else going or has anyone gone through this? Please tell me that it will pass in a month or so! It's been going on for 4 or 5 weeks now. It was hard before but you could distract him. Now it's a fight every time.

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    try pull ups. we only use them when we go out as they are more expensive. BUT they are soooooo much easier!!! that way, you can just bend child over your lap and away you go!

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    we have to co-erce her. we line up all her favorite toys on the floor with a mat saving the middle space for her, pretending that they are changing their diapers too. we actually put the diapers on (she uses pull-ups) her toys.

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    I'm with carang on this one. Pull ups have been our saviour when it comes to changing toddlers. Yes they are much more expensive,but when you weigh this against the hassle and time spent on changing a conventional nappy, then it is worth it.

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    My son was the same. While pull-ups are really easy to put on it was getting the nappy off without creating a mess that was the hardest part! For a while the only way was to put him on his tummy until he was wiped down. Easier to pin him down (hope that doesn't sound too terrible!) He still has his moments but, at 19 months, is usually a little more compliant.

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    Yes, having the same nightmare with my 18-month old (his fave joke at the moment, is to kick you...I'm pregnant too, it's not fun!).

    What I have started to do is on the times when he lays there still (usually when he's knackered or I've let him play with something he's not normally allowed to, like my watch), I praise him and thank him and generally make a big fuss of the fact that he was such a good boy for laying still while mummy changed him.

    I refuse to chase him about the room (being pregnant, chasing is kinda out the window), and I guess he'll eventually learn that if he lays still it's a much quicker process for everyone!

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    really STUPID question. how do you wipe their bottoms and inbetween (for girls) when changing them whilst standing up? and my fear of pull ups, is if they have a poo - won't it rub down on her leg as i'm pulling them off?

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    you can rip pull ups along the seams, then you dont' get poo everywhere...also much faster to remove! to clean her, you do the same as you will when she's potty training. you crouch down and then have the child lean over your leg/knee. then you can clean easily enough.

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