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Diaper Changing Issue LittleTiger Due July 25 (girl); TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Florida 10499 posts
7th Feb '13

DS refuses to stay on his back during diaper changes which is fine when he just has a wet diaper. However, its a dirty, pain in the butt when its a poo diaper. He fights us tooth and nail to turn onto his tummy and screams the entire time until he flips over. Its gotten to the point where I have a hard time changing his dirty diapers because he fights so much and I dont want him to get hurt. :?



Do you ladies have any tips or tricks?

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
7th Feb '13

How old is he? Give him something to hold or munch/chew on?

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
7th Feb '13

I just hand LO a toy.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7052 posts
7th Feb '13

Give him a toy or something for him to hold.

Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
7th Feb '13

For my LO, if playing or holding something super interesting didn't work, I'd let him watch little nursery rhyme videos on youtube until I was done and it worked like a charm. :) I still do it during poopy diapers with him at age 2 lol. Keeps him still.

LittleTiger Due July 25 (girl); TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Florida 10499 posts
7th Feb '13

5 months.



I tried using a toy before but that didnt last long. I'll have to find him something small and easy to clean to try again. Dh and i cant believe how strong and determined he is already. Occasionally, singing works but my repertoire isnt big lol.

Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting LittleTiger:" 5 months. I tried using a toy before but that didnt last long. I'll have to find him something small ... [snip!] ... Dh and i cant believe how strong and determined he is already. Occasionally, singing works but my repertoire isnt big lol."


Do you have a laptop or just a desktop? The videos on youtube on my laptop beside LO while changing him saved my sanity when he would try to escape diaper changes and still does.

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
7th Feb '13

I give my DS a toy or if my hub is around he would come and entertain him.

LittleTiger Due July 25 (girl); TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Florida 10499 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Kaibutsu:" Do you have a laptop or just a desktop? The videos on youtube on my laptop beside LO while changing him saved my sanity when he would try to escape diaper changes and still does."


I have both. I could bring the laptop in there. He loves the baby beluga youtube video. That is an excellent idea!

Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting LittleTiger:" I have both. I could bring the laptop in there. He loves the baby beluga youtube video. That is an excellent idea!"


I hope it works for you because it was a life saver for me lol!
My son also likes to watch gigglebellies, kidstv123, and hooplakidz. gigglebellies is really colorful. :]

LittleTiger Due July 25 (girl); TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Florida 10499 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Kaibutsu:" I hope it works for you because it was a life saver for me lol! My son also likes to watch gigglebellies, kidstv123, and hooplakidz. gigglebellies is really colorful. :]"


We were just watching gigglebellies this morning during his diaper change. LO LOVES baby beluga so we tend to watch that a lot. Its worked for the wet diapers so far. Havent had a stinky occurrence yet though. lol

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7852 posts
8th Feb '13

I have no tips, but my nephew did the same thing. The kid was exceptionally strong!! I'd always have to hold his legs still, but his top half would still be wiggling back and forth. These kids.....

twingals 2 kids; Ontario 600 posts
8th Feb '13

I am also having this problem lately. I have been using the strap attached to the change table pad and pulling it tight. Then I give her a toy and try to sing or something to keep her looking up at me, instead of rolling. Still doesn't work all the time! They are determined little buggers!

LittleTiger Due July 25 (girl); TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Florida 10499 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting twingals:" I am also having this problem lately. I have been using the strap attached to the change table pad and ... [snip!] ... to keep her looking up at me, instead of rolling. Still doesn't work all the time! They are determined little buggers!"


haha. DH tried using the strap too but LO just ended up twisting around underneath it. I knew from his crazy activity in utero that we were in for trouble. He is currently on his hands and knees right now rocking back and forth. It looks like he will be crawling relatively soon. Lord help me, I hope I atleast lose weight chasing after him. LOL