Crying at diaper changes?

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Registered: 01-21-2004
Crying at diaper changes?
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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 1:03pm
I have 2 yr old twins and on and off for about a month my daughter will cry and had a fit when I change her. It only happens rarely( about 5 times) but it is bad. I am 36 weeks pregnant and whenever I changed her she kicks and screams and I have to protect my belly from her feet. Her twin brother is not like this; you call him and he gets on the bed and helps out. Is it just she would rather do something else? She is around me and DH all the time since I stay home and she is not red or anything down there. I am basically the only one who changes her and she only has a tantrum when changing diaper; she is more than willing to take it off when it's bathtime. Anyone gone through this and what can I do when she does it?
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Registered: 11-08-2007
Mon, 11-23-2009 - 2:40pm
I'm sure she'd rather be playing than be interrupted with an "inconvenient" diaper change. Maybe she's ready to potty train? My daughter was the same way-she was thrilled to put on panties and get out of diapers. Tell her if she goes potty on the potty then she won't have to wear a yucky diaper any more. Start talking it up a bit and see what she thinks... GL!
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Registered: 12-02-2006
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 12:51am

My son does that too sometimes. He is day time trained now and HATES having a diaper on for nap because he is a 'big boy'. Well...a big boy who pees in his diaper at nap. Sooo...much battling.

Something you could do is to say, "you aren't ready yet to change your diaper. When you calm down I will change it. Until then you can stay in your room." My son hates being put in his room for a time out so he will rant and rave for a bit then stick his head out and tell me he's ready. It's a pain when you are in a hurry but if you are just staying home anyway, you could try that.

I also tell Brody that he will get an 'owie bum' if he sits in a dirty diaper. He is rash prone so he understands what that means.

HTH

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