Posted by Jennifer S. on November 04, 2003 at 09:28:44:
In Reply to: Impossible to change/dress posted by Mark on November 02, 2003 at 22:53:03:
: Hello, me again.
: Our 9 month son is impossible to change. As soon as we lay him down to take his clothes/diaper off, he flops over and sits up. I try to 'make' him stay down, and he bawls.....then flops over and sits up. Eventually, he almost always gives in, but remains bawling.....I was hoping he would figure it out, but he doesn't seem to. Now, his mother sings to him, and that helps a bit. I was wondering if we are confusing him, in that his mother is almost rewarding him for doing it? Or am I expecting too much from him, and should just let him do it, and be much more patient? I just can't get his diaper on right if he isn't laying down...our neighbor with a 13 month daughter changes her standing up. My sister's 12 month old son, lays still......go figure.
Hey Mark, it sounds like you have a very active baby like my 11mos. old. She does the exact same thing. It has turned into a 2 person job to just change her diaper. It's rediculous...she screams and cries as soon as you lay her down and she flops around like a fish. But eventually we get her done...It just takes lots and lots of patients...
Best of luck to you.