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How to get babies doing a plank into the buggy?

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Sixofone Wed 05-Sep-07 13:41:45

My 14 month old has started the terrible 2's already sigh.

Has anyone got any good tips on how to actually get them into a buggy or car seat when they are doing their best plank impression? She is really getting too heavy to carry very far. I tried tickling, but that didn't seem to work.

Ditto, doing the plank again and sliding off my lap on purpose.

Also, totally and obviously ignoring me when I say 'come here' or 'no' or 'stop'.

NAB3 Wed 05-Sep-07 13:43:57

Blow in her face.
Tickle her behind her knees.
Reins for when she won't stay with you.

DarrellRivers Wed 05-Sep-07 13:45:54

Suprise,
creep up on them , with no warning and then quickly get them in buggy with one hand pushing hips and other doing straps.
if you do it really quickly she won't even notice it and then you can move swiftly on

DarrellRivers Wed 05-Sep-07 13:46:11

and i second the reins

RubyRioja Wed 05-Sep-07 13:46:35

Headbutt in the stomach grin. Also works for carseats

Sixofone Wed 05-Sep-07 13:47:05

Ooh I like those ideas, fantastic, thanks! No subsitute for other parent's experiences is there!

jura Wed 05-Sep-07 13:47:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Sixofone Wed 05-Sep-07 13:47:46

heh grin

fishie Wed 05-Sep-07 13:49:05

karate chop to midriff? i found once got one strap on then ds realised the battle was lost.

you may need to introduce sanctions for ignoring you, ie this toy will go away if you don't stop doing that right now.

pooka Wed 05-Sep-07 13:49:36

Brake on buggy so won't roll back. Hand/knee between legs/ Other hand for the straps. Quick as possible. They do bend. Honest.

Kog Wed 05-Sep-07 13:51:09

I find giving dd something dangerous and/or expensive to hold distracts her for long enough to get her buckled up.

HonoriaGlossop Wed 05-Sep-07 13:53:56

PMSL Ruby grin

Sixofone Wed 05-Sep-07 19:51:42

I tried the blowing in the face thing (thinking I might leave karate chops for emergency plankage situations grin), it probably would have worked if I hadn't started giggling because it was funny.

Now horrorchild thinks planking is hilarious, oh dear I've created a monster! shock

NotQuiteCockney Wed 05-Sep-07 19:54:25

I tend to fold the child with my knee in their stomach. Not actually kneeing them in the stomach, but that sort of thing. (Slower and gentler, obviously!)

princessmel Wed 05-Sep-07 19:57:38

I usually do the distraction thing. 'Oh look at that ....' And make something up on the spot then quickly strap her in while she's looking at the exciting object.

Or failing that a mixture of knee/elbow/ tummy bending.

annobal Wed 05-Sep-07 19:58:02

I did the same (knee in stomach). I found I only needed to do it a few times before they realised that battle was lost and they could move on to stropping about something else grin

daisythedog Wed 05-Sep-07 20:00:19

Don't know if this will help bc my db is only 7 mos old, but when he does that i stand him in the sit and knock his feet out from under him. He falls and lands in a sitting position.

daisythedog Wed 05-Sep-07 20:00:55

meant "stand him in the SEAT"

Chirpygirl Wed 05-Sep-07 20:09:15

I keep an empty box of raisins in the buggy for this purpose, DD knows they are empty, it is always empty, but she falls for it every time [evil mother]

Tigger13 Thu 06-Sep-07 20:24:54

A good old tickle has mine sqirming away from me and seems to fall into sleep and then very swift harness on and he realises time to give in!

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