Posted in Behavior, Diapering, Babies

Diaper changes?!

My son acts like the world is ending EVERY TIME we change his diaper. He throws himself around the bed then starts crawling away and kicking and crying and screaming and when I say screaming I mean SCREAMING! We hear him all the way outside because of how loud he screams. I have tried everything I know to try and figure this out but I can’t and need help!

  • Cathy
    May 15

    You’re not alone. It sort of comes with the territory. Try to distract as much as you can - give him something to hold, book, toy, a cracker, sing a song. There’s really not much else to do except just do it as fast as you can!

  • Raji
    May 15

    My daughter went through this and sometimes still screams. What helped her was a small pillow for her head. We made a big deal at diaper changes “oh look, let’s go lie down on the pillow” it would distract her enough for a change. Also, had a mobile hanging above.

  • Laura
    May 15

    Thankfully this is a phase that does end at some point (I forget when)

  • Julie
    May 15

    My daughter is 20 months and has just stopped this but only because we are potty training and she isn’t lying down for diaper changes as much anymore. I think it’s normal as they get older...

  • PK
    May 15

    During that time I would give my son “forbidden” objects. Tv remote, non toy items, hair clips... something that he doesn’t see regularly or something that I don’t normally let him play with. Some times singing helps too.