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Stop Diaper Changing Battles

June 13th, 2014 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
Why a simple change can turn an angry, squirmy baby into a happy one during diaper change time.

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Stop Diaper Changing Battles

Babies are little bundles of energy. Most simply don’t want to lie still to have their diapers changed. They cry, fuss or even crawl away. A simple diaper change can turn into an epic tug-of-war between parent and baby. Here’s how to make your baby’s diaper changes go more smoothly:

Make diaper changing a ritual

The position of parent and baby during a diaper change is ideal for creating a bonding experience. You are leaning over your baby and your face is at the perfect arms-length distance for engaging eye contact and communicating. What’s more, this golden opportunity presents itself many times during each day. No matter how busy you both get, you have a few moments of quiet connection. It’s too valuable a ritual to treat it as simply maintenance. Try to make it fun for both of you.