Aug 8, 2011

Diapering Tips for Busy Toddlers

These tips may seem obvious to some of you, but I just figured them out!  See if you can relate to this situation.  You are trying to clean up the stinkiest diaper you've had all day while your toddler tries to roll over.  You are holding his feet with one hand and the wet wipe with the other hand.  Meanwhile he is trying to help you by putting his hands down there in the stinky mess.  Have you been a similar situation?  I have a solution now!  During the day, we work on action songs that involve hand movements like The Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know It, and Patty Cake.  Then when the diapering gets tough, I start singing.  His hands instantaneously start moving to the song.  It's like magic!  He sits still for a few minutes and his hands are occupied. 

We've also been having a problem with our toddler taking his diaper off lately, especially at night.  I fixed this by pinning his diaper with cloth diaper pins, and putting water proof training pants over his diaper.  I haven't had a problem since then!

Do you have any diapering tips?

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