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I'm not sure if this is where this question should go, but . . .<br><br>
My ds is 8 mo. and has started running (well, commando crawling) away the second his diaper comes off (before wiping.) If we try to hold him still, he shrieks like we're beating him. He also hates getting dressed (loves getting naked though) and also does the drama shriek then.<br><br>
Has anyone else had this experience? It is a phase? He's also started getting p.o'd if he wants to do something and we take it away, move him etc. Any ideas? I don't like to leave him naked because he crawls around on the hardwood, and gets really cold (but it only seems to bother me!)<br><br>
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Both my boys do/did that. Find something interesting for them to hold that they rarely get to touch. Cellphones are popular around here. Kitchen utensils were also a big hit. Calculators, remotes or anything with lots of buttons seems fascinating. Or my watch. Basically anything that is usually contraband becomes incredibly interesting and that buys you enough time to get the job done.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Both my boys do/did that. Find something interesting for them to hold that they rarely get to touch. Cellphones are popular around here. Kitchen utensils were also a big hit. Calculators, remotes or anything with lots of buttons seems fascinating. Or my watch. Basically anything that is usually contraband becomes incredibly interesting and that buys you enough time to get the job done.</div>
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And it only gets worse. :LOL
 

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Yeah pretty much. My dd has been known to completely flip over while I"m holding her foot way up in the air trying to keep a poopy butt from touching the ground so she's nearly doing a headstand. And she shrieks the whole time too! It's tough. We always keep a rotating supply of contraband toys like spatulas(her favorite!), old cell phones with the batteries removed, wooden spoons, etc in the storage pocket thingy above the changing pad. This way I grab a wipe and wet it, grab a snappi, a prefold, a soaker, and a toy and we are good to go. Present her with a contraband toy and you usually have enough time to change the diaper. Or at least wipe the bum before she crawls away. The diaper might come 10 minutes later when I feel like I've sufficiently recovered. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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Go back 10 months and I started virtually the same thread, because DS had started alligator-rolling and screaming bloody murder at diaper changes.<br><br>
Here's what you do: Get rid of prefolds, and do all AIOs for a while. Velcro AIOs. The faster the better. In about 4-6 months, he'll start holding still again.
 

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I have found singing or silly noises more successful than contraband. He wants to roll over and play with the contraband.<br>
His favorite song right now is "The wheels on the bus".
 

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I'd love to solve this myself. DD started that around 8 months, too, and at 13 months it's like wrestling crocodiles (sp?) to get a diaper on her. She has started cooperating a bit with getting dressed, like she offers me her foot to put her shoes on or helps push her arm through a sleeve, but she HATES getting a diaper on, and she will climb down off the bed and run for her life :LOL if I give her the chance. I've resorted in emergencies to just throwing my leg over her and working as fast as I can, but I try to avoid that whenever possible.<br><br>
The only thing I've had any success with is letting her play with my keys, which she's not normally allowed to have because she has lost two full sets of them. But even that only works sometimes.
 

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DS2 does the same thing. He is 10 months and has been doing that since about 8 months. He likes to crawl away and then sit up totally naked. I guess I just don't want him peeing/pooping everywhere so I get him and quickly put on a diaper. I agree with the pp--AIOs are great for this time or fitteds without a cover. My older son is 2yrs 8 months and still in diapers and he will stay still for diapers almost always now.
 

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I used to put little stickers on the tops of DD's feet when I went to change her. She wanted desperately to pull them off/play with them, so she would grab on to her toes and start pulling. It usually took her at least as long as the diaper change to get them off, and on the plus side, she was keeping her bum up for me to change it since her feet were pulled up by her face. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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