I am a first-time mom of an active 1-year-old boy. My child is always on the go and never stays in one place for too long. I find that changing his diaper is becoming increasingly difficult as he squirms and rolls around during diaper changes.
I was wondering if any experienced parents have any helpful techniques or tricks for diapering active babies or toddlers? I would love to hear any suggestions or advice on how to make diaper changing a smoother and less stressful experience for both me and my little one.
Thank you in advance for any insights you may have!
I am a dad of a 18-month-old girl who just started walking and now wants to explore everything, including my diaper changing station. One trick that has worked well for us is to make diaper changes interactive. We play games like peekaboo or "where's your nose?" during the change to keep her distracted and make the whole process fun. This also helps her to stay still for longer periods.
Another helpful technique is to give her something to hold or play with during the change. It can be a small toy, a pacifier, or even something as simple as a wipe. This helps keep her hands occupied and stops her from touching everything on the changing table. Additionally, we found that using a mirror during the change has helped to keep her entertained and interested in her reflection.
Lastly, we've discovered that having a consistent routine around diaper changing has been helpful for our little one. We do things like changing her diaper at the same time every day, or singing the same nursery rhyme during the change. This creates a familiar and predictable environment, which can be comforting for her and help reduce her fidgetiness.
I hope these tips help other parents with active babies and toddlers during diaper changes. It can be tricky, but with a little patience and creativity, we can make it a smoother experience for everyone involved.