My son is 20 months old and he hates to have his diaper changed. If I ask or tell him to lay down so that I can change it, he runs away. So, I pick him up and lay him down. He starts kicking and throwing a fit, which makes it nearly impossible to clean up the poopy mess without getting it all over. Plus, he kicks me in the process. I have tried to put him in timeout prior to the change to calm him down first, holding his legs still when he starts kicking, giving him the "look," telling him to stay still and be nice to mommy, etc., but nothing works. Eventually, I lose my patience and resort to popping him on the leg. I know that there are a lot of moms on here who bash moms who spank, so please don't do that here. I want to know what you do (those of you who don't spank) when your toddler does this.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:38 PM on Mar. 24, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by mazonmom at 3:04 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
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