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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 8:45:13 PM PDT
jau001 says:
OMG! Thanks for this VERY HELPFUL suggestion. I ordered one and got it quickly. It's amazing! He didn't seem to mind when I placed him in the "vest" (really a very soft , I got the minty fabric, shirt). After a few diaper changes, didn't even try to roll over! Thank you, thank you,thank you!! Love it!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 12:57:14 PM PDT
Jenny M. says:
I'm so glad it worked for you! How old is your baby? Mine is 18 months and she still fits in there just fine. I love it as well!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 5:15:41 PM PDT
TLC says:
I used flash cards from the dollar store, each alphabet one had a different animal on it. When he got tired of looking at one and dropped it, I gave him another, kept on top of the shelf above the ch table. HTH

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 4:10:00 AM PDT
Love the mirror idea!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 4:10:45 AM PDT
Good idea. Find what interests them and use it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 4:12:24 AM PDT
Yes, it is easy to complain until you have been there!

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 12:38:51 PM PDT
Natalie C says:
We have the same problem. We tightened the strap to the point that he cannot physically roll over. Sounds mean, but we tried everything else and it doesn't actually hurt him. Once he realizes he can't roll over, he doesn't fight it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 8:17:29 PM PDT
My daughter had this problem she has my granddaughter stand up and turn worked. Like a miracle. No more squirming or pool every where

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 1:17:11 PM PDT
Charles Dale says:
Really? Just be sweetly in control, somewhat entertaining and a lot faster.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 12:34:09 AM PDT
Anthony Higa says:
Can your baby stand? Ever since my baby knows how to flip ; diaper changing turns into nightmare. We resolveit by changing his diaper while putting him under play gym with lots of hanging toys to distract him. Later when he found stand we change him while standing and playing with toys. You can also try huggies little mover slip on diaper where the tabs are prefastened and you wear it on like pants. You can also use regular diaper and pres fasten it but it wont be as stretchy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 12:35:16 AM PDT
Anthony Higa says:
For poop I wash my baby in running water and sometimes in a tub.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 3:24:55 PM PDT
You have to have all your supplies by you and ALWAYS keep one hand on your baby. You will get great at it and fast. It just takes time and practice. Enjoy your little one. They grow up very fast.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 11:43:34 PM PDT
SusanaLoca says:
My First Touch & Feel Picture Cards: Animals (MY 1ST T&F PICTURE CARDS)

when my son was at that stage i had made him a set of flash cards (these look ok) and had stacks of them in the nursery, downstairs and in my diaper bag. When I laid him down to change, I would hand him a card and say what it was (blue, for example) and he would look at it for a moment and then throw it over his shoulder. I just would hand him as many cards as it took to change his diaper. By the time he was a year old he knew and recognized literally over a hundred shapes, colors and animals and could pick them up and give them to me although he wasnt really speaking much.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 10:27:59 AM PDT
Doodles says:
Wow, what a way to scare new moms with your stories! It was very fun reading your posts. I have a 5-month-old who just recently started rolling to his side every time we go to the changing table. He's teething too, which means we're on the changing table a lot because of you-know-what. He's been manageable so far - at this point, it's still amusing - but from your posts, it looks like I have a looong way to go!

I hand him a fresh diaper to keep him busy, or his Huggies wipes pack which he likes because it's red and crinkly. When I run out of new things to keep him still, I'll go with the strait jacket option. :D ... The hulabye seems overpriced to me for a fabric + velcro contraption. Maybe I can find someone to sew something similar. Thanks for the tip. :)

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 1:02:15 PM PDT
Lots of good suggestions I've used (readying everything, distraction, toys, conversation, strict no). One more that has really helped me is putting little man on one hip and pinning his top leg gently across his body. He can't move and it also makes it easier to ensure his little backside is wiped clean without straining his back by lifting his legs too high. The immobility, I think, has reinforced the "no squirming" rule which I only have to now give as a gentle reminder and he almost always holds still on hs own.
Also, my husband came up with the trick of folding the diaper under him while wiping as added insurance. This also closes the truly dirty part of the diaper and everything still bundles up by again folding the diaper when done and securing the tabs. I wouldn't play soccer with it, but it stays closed.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 1:05:21 PM PDT
Lots of good suggestions I've used (readying everything, distraction, toys, conversation, strict no). One more that has really helped me is putting little man on one hip and pinning his top leg gently across his body. He can't move and it also makes it easier to ensure his little backside is wiped clean without straining his back by lifting his legs too high. The immobility, I think, has reinforced the "no squirming" rule which I only have to now give as a gentle reminder and he almost always holds still on hs own.
Also, my husband came up with the trick of folding the diaper under him while wiping as added insurance. This also closes the truly dirty part of the diaper and everything still bundles up by again folding the diaper when done and securing the tabs. I wouldn't play soccer with it, but it stays closed.

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Posted on Jun 29, 2012 5:30:40 PM PDT
S. Midwood says:
Have everything you need ready and within arms reach. If your baby starts to roll place a hand on his chest and gently say "you may not roll over on the changing table" then ask him to lift his bottom, if he wants to feel the wipe, hold the cream, ect. Do it every time and do not let him roll over (to the best of your ability). He may protest a bit, especially if he has already been rolling over, but after a few days he will figure it out. Sounds like it wouldn't work but trust me, it does! I've been doing this with infants in my care for years and it has never failed. Occasionally they will try and as soon as i place my hand on their chest they'll just giggle at me for getting the expected response! Also, a great idea to keep that changing table on the floor and even better if you can put it in the bathroom. The concept of toilet care happening in the bathroom helps potty training down the road.

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 9:44:03 AM PDT
M. Wyatt says:
I agree with Grace W. Epping. Kids are smart and learn fast. Firm but gentle is the key. And be consistent. Discuss it with others that change your child's diaper so that your baby will know that is always the way diaper changing time is, not only with you but with everyone. It took my son (9 months now) only a day to learn this. Good luck!

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 7:32:27 AM PDT
J. Halter says:
when my kiddo was that age I used a rolled up towel on either side of her that way she could not roll

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 12:18:28 AM PDT
James says:
Hi,

Try giving him a teether or a soft toy to play with. Tjis really works well

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008F4BGNS

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 8:32:11 AM PDT
R. Madden says:
Oh wow, and i thought i was the only one having this problem! I give my son a new diaper to hold like somebody said here, and he plays and looks at it until i am done changing him. Also have hanging toys that he can reach. It doesn't always work but most of the time it does. Sometimes a stern NO will work, with me looking at him straight in the eyes!

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 4:02:43 AM PDT
Cindy Wang says:
My first son did this early, at four months. What we did was we put pictures or wall stickers on the ceiling to distract him, but it only worked for about a week at most. We just decided to stop using the change table and changed him on the floor with the change mat. We couldn't prevent him from rolling, but felt safer with him on the floor than on the change table. We also resorted to giving him a toy to look at or play while we changed him. Every now and then we just gave him his pants. He likes playing with them as well. Anything to distract him works.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 2:31:22 PM PDT
Jefferson says:
Anyone try this a HulaBye Happy Changer? Saw them on TV a few months ago (a segment on the Today show), and plan on using it with our little one (due in October). Might work, might be a waste of $40
http://hulabye.com/shop/
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