Posted in Diapering, Toddlers

14 month old cries when put down for diaper change 😭

She used to cry before but lately it’s just really hard to change her diaper. She cries when laid down and then keeps trying to sit up. Anyone dealing with this; any suggestions? Thank you

  • Tiana
    Mar 04

    You can try to potty train. We started at 16 months. Some kids are ready sooner

  • Angelica
    Mar 04

    My son had a phase like this alittle after he turned two. It only lasted for a couple of weeks. Try giving her a toy to play with while you change her. Or if you usually only change her in one spot, try changing her somewhere new, like on the floor or the couch. Sometimes a change of scenery helps.

  • Sabrina
    Mar 04

    My kids do that when they have an ear infection. I guess lying flat on their back puts pressure on their middle ear?

  • Raji
    Mar 04

    We do give her a toy to hold; have a toy hanging to play with. I do change her on the floor as I’m afraid of her falling from changing table. Sabrina: ear infection might be something I can look into as she also at times puts both her hands on her ears. She is teething tho. .... I can also start reading up on potty training; first kid jitters on that tho 😬

  • Julie
    Mar 05

    My daughter has been putting me through MMA drills every time I change her diaper for months...since she was at least a year old. My only advice is try to distract during the change and have everything ready for the diaper change before laying her down. Just be as efficient as possible. My daughter is finally starting to show signs for potty training readiness (she’s 18 months) so we are starting soon.

  • Anonymous
    Mar 05

    Yup! Same with my 15 month old.... I’m talkin like screaming to where he almost pukes.... as soon as he’s free he’s fine 🙄 but he’s like that for the car seat, stroller, basically anytime he’s held down lol I don’t know when or if it gets better.... but (against popular opinions) he’ll lay well for a change if the tv is on and he can focus on that or if music is on and he’s doing a little dance. In desperate desperate cases I let him hold my phone and he thinks he’s so cool he just calms down. I know tv is evil and blah blah blah but..... it helps for changes and it’s only a handful of times a day haha what ever. Anywho- I think it’s a phase... I’ve read moms who say standing up changing (I assume pee diapers) has really helped that!

  • Laura
    Mar 05

    It's a phase. Do diaper changes on the floor and throw your leg over her if you have to. I forget when she stopped fighting changes, but it does get better at some point.

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Mar 05

    I would give her something. My daughter loves to hold the diaper rash cream container. It’s the only time she gets to. Try something safe but not something she seems all the time.

  • Anonymous
    Mar 05

    I wouldn't do this for poop, but what about changing her while she stands?! It's a little tricky, but can be less of a fight

  • Raji
    Mar 05

    Thank you for sharing your kiddos antics; at least we are all in similar boats. I’ll try to use some of these suggestions and hope we got to and get over potty training soon :)

  • Meghan
    Mar 07

    Does your daughter seem to understand much you say? My daughter acted the same way and still would at 17 months if I didn't talk to her about what I was doing. I ask her to go pick out a toy for diaper change and then she does and happily complies 90% of the time. It didn't work for us until she really began to comprehend most of what we say to her.