Diapering_: More Baby Distraction

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, July 05, 2007 | 2 comments
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Thanks to Beatrice for this Frugal Baby Tip!

I always try to get my squirmers to look for something - "Do you see any bugs on the ceiling?" "Do you see any birds in the sky?" (our changing table has a window next to it) - or ask them something they have to think about- "What would you like to drink when we're done?" etc... It works well enough most of the time - the other times, I just hold them down with one foot, hold the diaper with the other, pins in one hand, cover in the other... ;) (just kidding!)



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  1. Anonymous says:

    I also ask my toddler questions to distract her when diapering. She's much less squirmy than her older brother was. Sometimes I tell her a story or give her a toy she doesn't get to see often while changing her diaper.

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