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Old 10-06-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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Normal for my 10 month old to FREAK OUT at diapering?

My very happy and sunny DS hates being diapered. He has no diaper rash and I don't think it's hurting him, but every time I do it he has a screaming fit. The whole thing takes longer because he's thrashing around and trying to crawl away. I hate it, but don't know how to improve things. Is this normal for his age - 10 months?

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Old 10-06-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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Re: Normal for my 10 month old to FREAK OUT at diapering?

sounds like he has better things to do ...lol... have you tried toys and such ? maybe tummy blows
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:54 PM   #3
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Re: Normal for my 10 month old to FREAK OUT at diapering?

Same problem here with my 10month old!
Half the time I just give up and let him run (crawl rather) around diaper-less, then he's happy as a lamb! lol We EC part time anyways, so it works.
I'm hoping he just grows out of this phase.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:01 PM   #4
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Re: Normal for my 10 month old to FREAK OUT at diapering?

You might try a prefold belt and prefold or 'simply' style insert. DD is 9 mo and on the go. This system allows us to pull the diaper out and tuck another one in without disturbing her very much at all. We can do it sitting, crawling, standing etc. The only drawback is that you need a cover to go out or wear non-split-crotch pants. Very normal behavior, I'm afraid!
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #5
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Re: Normal for my 10 month old to FREAK OUT at diapering?

oh - my son started this around 9 months. We have him stand for diaper changes now. SO much better.
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yep!
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it's normal, you can try songs or toys but the novelty will eventually wear off
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Re: Normal for my 10 month old to FREAK OUT at diapering?

my ds is the same way. I give him whatever I have nearby, which is usually a bottle of some type of cream. When hes teething he loves knawing on that. I also try to keep a few toys just for changes nearby and that also helps sometimes. But, there are other times when nothing works and he just screams and I try to get it done as quick as possible. I have to put ds on a changing table otherwise he will instantly roll over and crawl away.....he'll still try to on a table but hes more hesistant which buys me some time, lol. Good luck!!!
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Try changing him in different areas to give him a change of pace??
I know a 1 yr old I was watching would howl bloody murder at every diaper change, but the 2 year old I watching now lays down for me!! I was just shocked the first time he did it! Mom said just give him a toy or a distraction and he's usually fine.
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Re: Normal for my 10 month old to FREAK OUT at diapering?

Having worked daycare before, I know this is common...especially right around that age. Once they are walking they definitely don't want to stop for diaper changes. I would make it as fast as I can and know that the phase will pass. At daycare, we are unable to let the babies go without a diaper or crawl away diaperless...they HAVE to be changed so we just make it fast. Also, try to check the diaper without having them lay down so you're not laying them down and then they are not even wet. I'm sure you already thought of that. I don't mind to try songs or toys but sometimes they just don't want that.
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