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19 month old-diaper changing

Everytime I try to change my sons diaper he either runs for me or throws a fit and gets very frustrated with me for changing him. is this normal?

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Asked by leann74016 at 3:52 PM on Jul. 30, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Maybe he might be ready to try potty training?

    Answer by JGRIMMER at 3:53 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • we are trying to, but he gets scared that he is gonna fall in or gets impatient and won't wait long enough to go :/

    Comment by leann74016 (original poster) at 3:54 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • My son did the same thing. Try potty training. My son is 23 months and potty trained. Even the pooping is almost complete. Just wears a pull up to bed.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 3:55 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • Yes .. normal for us at least- he's far too busy to let mommy change him and he is going through another HATES the potty phase. He's 2-1/2 and wants nothing to do with it and until recently he /we had a shifted around schedule which was hard for everyone to be on the same page for potty training so I think I missed the boat alitte - we are working on cold turkey, ANYWAY! yes, I would have to literally chase him and lay him down where he'd kick and scream and I would hold his arms down with my legs.

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:58 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • My daughter does the same thing lol. I just give her my phone to keep her entertained she is 20 months.

    Answer by cynprz at 3:59 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • does he stand up to be changed? after my son could stand on his own the only way to change him without problems was standing up. and i sometimes gave him a toy to play with.

    Answer by happy-go-lucky at 5:28 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • yes it's normal its because he is busy playing and doesn't want to take a break to do something so mundane as change his diaper. My son 13mnths does the same thing and starts trying to take off as soon as I have one side of his diaper fastened. Do you change him on the floor or on a changing table, try switching where you change him it might help.

    Answer by KristeenieB at 10:47 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Get a baby bjorn potty. It's small and low to the ground and is portable so you can bring it too him and it won't interrupt his play.

    Answer by amileegirl at 12:01 AM on Aug. 1, 2010

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