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19 month old DS throws a wobbly when getting his nappy changed

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cheekyginger Tue 20-Nov-12 20:58:30


Just wondering if there are any other MN'rs out there that have this same issue. My DS is a normal little boy who is generally quite content and happy.

However when it is time to change a nappy he screams blue murder. As most toddlers do he has nappy rash at times. But the screaming is generally at every nappy change even when his bum looks fine! He's like this at nursery too.

We have tried just about everything we can think of. Singing, toys, books, mobile phone, remote control, dummy to no avail sad.

Any other suggestions????

Think we just have to suck it up and accept this is what he will be like until he is potty trained!! Any ideas would be appreciated

candr Tue 20-Nov-12 21:05:42

Hi, my DS hates nappy change too and will cry like the world is ending and twist into all sorts of awkward shapes to escape. He has done it since he was 8m and is now 14m. Have also tried different things to stop him and will sometimes change him standing up. They do grow out of it so grit your teeth and keep winning the battle. Small books that they can 'read' to you seem to work or raspberries on the tummy (except when it is a pooy nappy) other than that I just pin him down.

AnyaKnowIt Tue 20-Nov-12 21:08:26

My dd is the same, I know just ignore the screams and get the nappy change over and done with. I do change her with her on her side with knees bent, she can't escape then!

cheekyginger Tue 20-Nov-12 21:24:59

Pinning my DS down is a regular occurrence. I point blank refuse to change him when he is standing up.... im just too stubborn grin

AnyaKnowIt Tue 20-Nov-12 21:31:03

Ah yes, in this house change standing up = foot in poo.

I did have her in pull-up for a while, she used to just take them back off and do a dirty protest hmm

candr Tue 20-Nov-12 21:43:35

I never change poos standing up, have to try not to let him roll over in it and crawl off when lying down, wouldn't be brave enough to do those standing.

mycatlikestwiglets Wed 21-Nov-12 10:05:47

DS is like this too - always trying to get up and wriggling around, making it far more difficult than it needs to be. I've started using pull ups instead of nappies because they have cars on them, which he loves. He now gets excited about nappy changes because he's getting a new pair of "big boy car pants". I'm hoping the novelty doesn't wear off!

TwelveLeggedWalk Wed 21-Nov-12 10:10:31

You got to 18mo? I've been wrestling Ds since he could crawl! Hate change times, end up gripping his ankles so hard to stop him kicking into the poo or flipping off the may it must hurt him, always sit with one leg over him on the floor - he just uses both hands to push off it and bangs his head on the floor... Am praying for an early toilet training!

littlemissbehave Wed 21-Nov-12 10:25:07

Mine is the same and on Baby Centre they have a GP answeing questions about nappy care so going to ask her advice!

If you want to do the same!

cakesonatrain Thu 22-Nov-12 13:15:29

Yep, DS (15mo) has been like this for months.
Not anywhere near as bad when out and about, and better behaved for DH.

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