Tips for Diaper Changing
Whether you’re a first time parent or one who has multiple children, we know one thing is going to stay the same: you have to change diapers.
In the course of a child’s first few years, it is estimated that he will go through 8,000 diaper changes. That’s a lot of diapers! And that means tons of moments on the changing table to wrestle with a less-than-still baby or toddler.
What can you do to make the diaper change less stressful for both parent and baby?
I know that with two little ones still in diapers, I have to have different techniques. The Animal (2) basically understands what’s going on when we go for a change. But, he fights me to stay still. Sometimes, I have to chase him around the house to get him onto the changing table. When we finally get there, it’s the matter of keeping his attention so I can finish my job. Usually, we end up singing a song or counting (his favorite thing to do).
Flash (4.5 months) is a different story. Right now, he’s so excited that he’s learned how to roll from his back to his stomach that I just have to find a way to keep him engaged enough to stay on his back. So, I do a lot of talking and cooing at him right now. He’s a smiley fella, and that — right now — is the best way to keep him still.
What tips do you have for making diaper changes easier? Share!
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