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Is it normal for a 1 year old to hate having nappy changed and being fed?

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nevereverhaveiever Tue 10-Nov-15 22:41:30

DD 1yr hates having her nappy change and will squirm and turn over from the moment she goes down on to the changing matt. It's usually a wrestling match from beginning to end with both of us getting hot and sweaty and her crying her eyes out. I have tried to distract her by getting her to play with something while I do it, but that only sometimes works. Are there any other tricks that work?

She also refuses to sit still when she's in her high chair, and wants to get up and stand up in it and eat her food as she moves around. When the straps restrain her she gets very red and cries and screams. She was never like this before. Is there anything I can do?

Binglesplodge Wed 11-Nov-15 15:39:24

Sounds fairly normal here... My ds is 13 months and hates a nappy change though he can often be convinced to let me do it if he has something to play with, if I do it quickly, and if I entertain him the whole time...!

He also objects to being fed at the moment - he will feed himself but is making a massive fuss any time I try to use a spoon to feed him anything other than yoghurt.

I think it's probably all part of the joy of a one year old but I look forward to the other answers in case anyone arrives with some expertise! Sending solidarity.

Artandco Wed 11-Nov-15 16:42:34

Seems normal. Mine had the Stokke trip trap high chair and by around 14 months they didn't have the straps on it any more just climbed up and down like a normal chair but higher so they could reach table.
They fed themselves, wouldn't like to be fed.

Eldest was also potty trained in the day by 15 months as he hated nappy being changed so easier to take him to the toilet

agapimou Thu 12-Nov-15 11:39:15

My DD is exactly the same. We found that letting her stand up and hold onto something like the table or a chair allowed us to quickly change her nappy. You can lift up one leg to clean them properly. Or, if you have someone there to help, get them to hold the baby in a supported squat while you change them, this also works fantastically for outdoor changes.

DD will only let me feed her with a spoon if she is holding onto it as well. get a long handled spoon and let them hold it and simply guide it from the plate to their mouth. It gets messy but at least they get some food inside them. Oh and cartoons during mealtimes works wonders

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