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My 9.5 mos DS HATEs diaper changes. Always has.<br>
He can be in the best mood & once you lie him down & start....<br>
he has an absolute fit - crying, flipping around, etc.<br>
Anyone else go thru this ?<br>
Once you sit him up , he's ok<br>
p.s. he also hates to be dressed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Yep, my 10 month old dd hates getting dressed and until recently hated diaper changes. I found a weird trick that you might want to try. I found some homemade diaper changing spray on a wahm-type website. I bought it because dd gets diaper rash from time to time but it was impossible to get diaper cream on her with her wiggling away. She got a small rash last week and used it for the first time. She loved getting sprayed with that cool mist! I did it at every change for a few days and found she calmed down about chages. This week I started making a "chih chih" noise (the same noise I make when I spray her) when I get ready to put her down for a change. My diapering problems have vanished. She stays still and waits patiently for her spray. Very strange, but I do not care. Whatever works and results in the least amount of poo getting everywhere. I am going to have to figure out where I got the spray so I can buy more.<br><br>
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My 9 month old ds hates them too. I have been giving him objects that are mostly off limits (cell phone for example) to get him to sit still. This works about half the time.<br><br>
Glad to know I'm not alone.
 

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My 9.5 month old dd does the same thing. She'll try to crawl away while I change her. If it's just a pee diaper, I change her with her standing up, which seems to work better.
 

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Oh man! I'm not looking forward to 2 months from now! DD is 7 months and she doesn't mind having hers changed at all. I'll have to start thinking of ways to keep it interesting - either that or invest in hardwood floors :LOL
 

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Kieran hates diaper changes too! You would think that we were trying to saw off his legs!<br><br>
We also try to give him things that I normally off limits - my asthma inhaler case or the phone, for example.<br><br>
I agree that it's sort of tolerable if he just has pee in his diaper, but poop is another story! There's nothing like watching a little poopy fanny trying to squiggle away from you!<br><br>
Yooper, when you find the spray, could you please post it here? Thanks!
 

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Oh yes - little poopy butts crawling away - or squirming away and then plopping on the carpet! YIKES.<br><br>
Ok - The ONLY thing that has worked for us is if I put in DS's one and only dvd (which happens to be Baby Macdonald) and put it on the track where they sing Old MacDonald and show lots of animals. Then I can lay him down on the floor in front of the tv and change his diaper with no problem! Once diaper change is done - and song is over - dvd is turned off!
 

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I'm so glad its not just me.<br><br>
And guess what! My DD is 9mo too!<br><br>
She is just far too busy to lie down while I do her diaper, shes got way to much exploring to do. She hates getting dressed too. She would be happy to spend the entire day naked!<br><br>
Yesterday after a particularly traumatic diaper change she got off the mat while I was folding the prefold into the cover, pulled herself up on the sofa and promptly pooped a big yellow poop on my cream carpet! Her form of protest I guess!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/moon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="moon">
 

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My foolproof trick? "Little Bunny Foo-Foo." It's the only thing that works. As soon as I start singing, DS (10.5 months) stops his squirming and lies still, so I can do what needs to be done. If I have to change his clothes as well as his diaper, sometimes the Good Fairy has to give Little Bunny Foo-Foo five or six chances before turning him into a goon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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I think we need the lyrics to Little Bunny Foo Foo. My DS is 12m tomorrow and is learning to walk...so lying down for a diaper change is a kind of torture for him. I've tried doing them with him standing, but diapers don't really get put on correctly in that position! Plus it's hard to clean his bum!<br>
We've been using the same strategy as many others - giving him something that's normally off limits.
 

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well, i guess my dd is advanced in this area <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> she has been like this for about a month (she's 6.5 mo now). why can't she be advanced in walking or sitting up? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: we just started cd-ing, too, and now i have to get a bunch of aios b/c she won't lie still long enough for a fitted AND a cover, let alone a prefold.
 

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Oh, my soul! Diaper changes are the worst around here. Care to guess my DS's age? Nine months! :LOL<br><br>
I've tried stickers on his hands, and giving him forbidden things to play with. I figure, tho, that <i>eventually</i> he'll be using the toilet, and <i>eventually</i> I'll look back with fondness and laughter. Right? Oh, I hope so!
 

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lol. adding another voice to the chorus. my 10.5mo old hates getting dressed or changed. Nekkid butt cheeks hauling down the hallway faster then a speeding bullet if i'm not quick enough<br><br>
will start singing little rabbit foo foo (our version) and see what happens...<br><br>
"little rabbit foo foo hopping thru the forrest. scooping up the field mice and boppin' em on the head" (isn't that a bit violent for ap mamas? lol)<br>
one day the good fairy came and she said<br>
"little rabbit foo foo I don't like your attitude, scooping up the field mice and boppin' em on the head. I'm going to give you THREE chances. and if you don't (clap) knock that off i'm going to turn you into a goon. oooooooh (silly noise).<br>
then it starts again. two chances. one chance. and then poof. YOu're a goon.<br>
the moral of the story is "hare today. goon tomorrow".<br><br>
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Welcome to the club <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My dd will be 9 mo. next week and this has been a constant struggle since about 5 mo. Sometimes singing works (itsy bitsy spider), sometimes forbidden items (remote, phone,) or sometimes I just blow on her tummy and while shes laughing I sneak it on! The poops can be tough...sometimes it takes two!
 

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OMG, my babe is 10 months and just last week she went from being happy to be changed to NEVER wanting to be changed again.<br>
I think if I didn't change her all day she's be happy as could be. YUCK!<br>
What she does is turns over on her belly when I try to change her. What a nightmare! You can't help but laugh though when you see naked cheekies running away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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I could sing a whole kids movie, a broadway play, do headstands, etc & Colin would still act like "I'm sawing his legs off"<br>
It sounds like we're torturing the poor kid.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My foolproof trick? "Little Bunny Foo-Foo." It's the only thing that works. As soon as I start singing, DS (10.5 months) stops his squirming and lies still, so I can do what needs to be done. If I have to change his clothes as well as his diaper, sometimes the Good Fairy has to give Little Bunny Foo-Foo five or six chances before turning him into a goon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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Ha ha! It's itsy bitsy spider for us! I've tried lil bunny foo foo but I couldn't remember the rest of the lyrics - when you mentioned 6 chances now I remember!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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My baby is still young but I change her diaper in front of the bathroom mirror so she stays entertained by looking at herself. It really works great.
 
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