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Please tell me someone has a magic trick to keep a very very active 8 month old still for nappy changes.... im seriously going mad!!!! I have exhasted everything i can think of and am so desperate that i have to use my foot to dance around infront of him while i sign, PAINFUL!! and thats bearly doing the job niow....help!!! Also who has used nappy pants, any good??
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Tuesday, August 07, 2012 10:32 AM
Monday, August 27, 2012 11:53 AM
We have the same problem and I'm sorry to say it gets worse! The only thing I've found to help is letting DS have a cracker while im changing him...doesn't always eat it but will lie down when asked (most of the time) if I give him one lol I know, bad habits and all that but ya just gotta do what works and for me it reduces the stress on everyone :)
Monday, August 27, 2012 11:30 AM
We have the same problem! I usually give him something interesting to hold onto that he usually wouldnt have like a photo or phone just so hes entertained long enough for me to get the nappy on properly!! Its sooooo fustrating, sometimes the nappy and his pants end up on backwards!
Monday, August 27, 2012 11:07 AM
lol with my first he use to be near impossible! i use to have to hold him down with one leg and sing loudly to him to distract him so he would lie still for the short time that i needed
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 9:43 AM
Cant help as i have the same problem lol distraction doesnt work for us but i was using treasures nappie pants during the day because i could slip them up when he was standing. Havent bought them in a while as they arnt very fitting around waist- poo all up back lol
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 3:55 AM
A horrible frustrating phase....but it does pass. Distraction with new a novel things or music seemed to work best for us. You just have to keep changing toys and things around so it's interesting. Holding him down or using a strap would be the next best thing too.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 3:18 AM
nappy pants are good for wet nappies but doesn't help much with poos. DD1 reacted to the treasures nappy pants but the two other brands work well for her. She is only in them at night now.
For distractios I use keys, cellphone, wallet, toothbrush. I even tied some ballons to the towel rail for my kids to hit etc.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 12:17 AM
my first baby had really bad exma so i would have to find ways to keep his hands busy while changing him. i finally found he loved to sing songs with actions. like incy wincy spider even though he couldent actually do the actions he loved giving it a go which meant his pants would b changed before he even relised what was going on. but when he did get worked up i found that some times if i just stop give him a hug some kisses or sing a song till he calmed down he was pretty happy to start again. :)
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 11:11 PM
My son did the same thing from a very early age. I let him hold things he doesn't normally get to touch. Like the nappy cream or baby wipes packet. Even his hair brush, he loves it. I distracts him just long enough to do a quick minute change.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 10:41 PM
We have been fighting over bum changes for months. Depending on her mood I can sometimes distract her by giving her something to play with that she doesn't see a lot. At the moment I have been putting a peg on her sleeve which seems to distract her for a while. Sometimes I just have to pin her down and do what I need to do. Now that she can walk I generally let her stand up once the nappy is done since I can do up the poppers and get her pants on faster when she stands.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 10:40 PM
My DS2 was also shocking to change, to the point I was absolutely dreading changing his nappy. He started about the same age as yours and he just didn't want anyone to change his nappy. He has only just stopped now and he is 20 months old. It use to drive me nuts! Good luck and I truly hope someone has a wonderful idea as I feel for you and know how frustrating it can be:-)
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