The Great Diaper Struggle

Lorelei has entered a phase where she hates – and I mean HATES – getting her diaper changed.  In the past, she’s would be a bit rolly, but in the last few days it has reached epic proportions.  EPIC.

I’ll put her on the changing pad and almost immediately she will twist herself around to try to reach the bin full of changing supplies (she’s particularly fond of the wipes package).  I try to distract her with other things she can wave around – burp clothes, her pants, a clean diaper – but that never works.  So here I am trying to keep her from rolling off the changing pad (buckling her down seems to make it worse) while she screams as if I’m torturing her.

I’m about at my wits end.  I hate it when she cries like that.  I actually feel physical pain listening to her pathetic screams, but no matter how gentle I am with trying to get her rolled back over, she’ll arch and scream and…ugh.  So what normally would only take a minute is taking five and I have to hope she doesn’t pee everywhere while she’s trying to escape me and OH MY GOD cloth diapers make it worse.  Not only do I have to get the cover in position but I have to make sure the diaper is lined up so that if she poops it doesn’t run all out the back.

Anyone have advice on how to wrestle with a squirmy baby without causing a scream session?

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About Kirsten

Wife, mother, writer and all around knerd. Maker of cookies, scarves and really big messes.

Posted on July 14, 2010, in Notes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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