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Does anyone else have any experience with this? I am so frustrated. The moment I lay him down to change him he is rolling over and trying to stand up. It usually takes me several attempts of pinning his hips down, which I feel horrible about doing.<br><br>
I always try to change him on the changing table b/c he has rolled over and peed while chaning him before. If I let him go w/o I diaper at all, he almost immediately pees on the floor!<br><br>
I'd love to hear some suggestions! Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We have just recently started having this problem, and we started working on going on the potty. She is 18 months--a little older than your guy, but still young on average for starting with the potty. We've only been at it for two days, and it is so far going pretty well. She likes wearing the cotton Gerber training pants, and they do contain most "accidents"--which are about half of the time she pees, and every time she poops (so far!). So, maybe not the most applicable advice, but as time goes on, if he is showing signs of interest and readiness, maybe introducing the potty will at least add something new to his day and give hime some more control.<br><br>
In the meantime, here are a few ideas which I bet you've already tried...<br><br>
Have something special that he can hold only while getting changed and only if he lays still.<br><br>
Have him hold a wipe and have him "help" (I know it is the opposite of helping, but it is better than rolling around!)<br><br>
I'd be interested in more ideas that others have--we are stiff fully in diapers for naps and going out--and she is still hating them!
 

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yup the special diaper changing toy...sometimes i give him his toothbrush so he can have something to *do*...or a crayon, that always gets him happy...<br>
other than that, it's all about tickling him or counting with him or singing songs he loves...anything to distract. i talk to him about his peepee and let him wipe himself with the wet wipes...whatever it takes. if i have to act like a complete moron, i'll do that. LOL
 

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We went through this stage too. In my experience, it didn't get better, just more challenging. We started potty training, learning, independence, whatever you want to call it. We also moved to training paints, but if you want to stay at diapers, then try fastening them closed at the right setting so that you can just slip them on like underwear.<br><br>
HTH.<br><br>
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Thanks! Those are good ideas. I'll have to try being silly first. I think I've had to much of a 'have to get this diaper on' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> attitude!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> As the mother of two changing table wrestling champs I can sympathize. Here's what's helped (though not always worked) us.<br><br>
1) As pp's mentioned, a special book/toy for the changing table only. I, sometimes, keep a small container of crackers or pretzels on the table to give out during changes.<br><br>
2) Get to the store and buy a flat, crib mattress protector. Better yet, buy two. NOT the fitted kind, just the kind you lay flat on top of the crib. Lay it on the floor in front of/next to your changing table and change your ds on that. It will help you tremendously to get him on the floor. These pads are fairly large so even if he rolls and pees he should still be on the pad.<br><br>
3) Sing. It sounds nutty but sometimes it worked. Kids can be very distracted by a favorite song. Even better if you can come up with a special diaper song.<br><br>
4)He may need a model of what you want. Put a diaper on one of his stuffed animals first. Make sure he is watching. Praise the stuffed animal for staying so still for Mommy and thank him/her for being so helpful. Then tell ds it's his turn to help change his diaper. Be sure to thank him when he does cooperate. When he doesn't, tell him you are sure next time will be better.<br><br>
5) I don't know if you cd or if this would work for sposies but sometimes it helps if I have dd pick out the diaper she wants to wear. Even at 16 months old she already likes to pick out clothes, so if she's picked the diaper she's more likely to hold still.<br><br>
I hope you find a solution, at least a part-time one. I'm sure you're both dreading changes at this point. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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We have this problem too. I try to get the diaper on him while he is standing up ( challenging, but doable with a FB) on the floor. The changing table is becoming a dreaded place at my ouse too so I sympathize, mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 
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