So let me start off by telling you the temperament of my little guy. He is nineteen months old. Hes big in the 95% and surprising very strong. He is a very hyper, loud aggressive little dude with a very strong personality. Every thing is a battle. From brushing teeth, getting dressed, getting him into his high chair even when I know he is very hungry, just getting him out of his play yard in general, it just seems like he is always doing the opposite of what ever we need to get done. This diaper changing ordeal just has me at my wits end!
He squirms, and crys, and screams. He tucks his legs in making it sooo hard to even get his pants or diaper off. He flips overs, arches his back when I'm holding his leg. He some times grabs the poopy diaper and trys to fling it. He grabs at my cloths, hits me, pinches and grabs my skin and scratches me to wear I am bleeding. He has kicked me in the stomach, breast, and face.
I have tried telling him "oh you have lots of poopy/ pee pee, ready to change your diaper" "oh buddy your stinky time to change your diaper". I have just picked him up with no warning and went straight to the changing table. Tried getting him to walk into his room to the changing table. How ever I start it I get the same results.
I have tried completely ignoring all of this, singing, talking to him very gently and explaining every step as we go, using a stern voice, speaking very softly "be nice to mommy." I have tried giving him toys which he then throws at my face. Tried getting him involved in the process of picking a diaper and pulling out wipes. I have put him in his crib and waited until he calms down and try again. Nothing is working!
From all this wrestling and struggling I have accidentally scratched him, I think little bruises have been left on his legs, Ive lost my temper and raised my voice. I feel sooo absolutely terribly horrible after all of this some times even in tears.
Thank you for reading this long post. Any of you moms been through this situation or have any advice? :(