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how can i get my 15 month old son to hold still while i change him

my son dosent want to hold still wen i change him

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Asked by yankeegirl87 at 9:42 PM on Oct. 30, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • talk to him about what he sees on the ceiling ask him random questions or give him something to play with or hold.

    Answer by Keyonsmom at 9:43 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • I have a few things that I do with my 14 month old and it just takes a little trial and error. I always talk to her or sing to her no matter what. However, I also have a tiny list that I follow to go along with it. The first thing I try is giving her a toy to play with to keep her occupied. This works most of the time, but when it doesn't I pon her down with my leg LOL. Not hard though, I don't want to hurt her. That's all I do, and it usually works out okay.

    Answer by hostlerak at 9:47 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Have you tried changing him while standing. It only works for the wet ones of course... It's a start though.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:48 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • I sing to my twins. They stare at me and love it! It keeps them still, other one of my twins thinks it's funny yo try to run away!

    Answer by bjane01 at 10:00 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • thats cute

    Comment by yankeegirl87 (original poster) at 10:03 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Wait til they're potty trained.... My boys are SO active that once they could roll over, it's a fight to get them to hold still to change a dipe. I've just gotten REALLY fast at it, and know that if i hand them a toy to distract them, it gives me an extra 30 seconds or so! :D

    Answer by MommaTurbo at 10:05 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Try giving him something to play with. I give my daughter books to read or play a game like peek a boo. Sometimes I give her a sippy cup to drink from.

    Answer by smoden1 at 8:04 PM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • Seriously if you find the answer to this its like striking gold. I agree give them something to play with and change him quickly. but I know as a mom to a 17 month old it doesnt always work. Toys only work some times books work for a minute and you cant give them food.

    Answer by navyjen at 1:32 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

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