Life by Cynthia: Number 2 + Squirmy Baby = Mess for Mommy?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Number 2 + Squirmy Baby = Mess for Mommy?

My baby boy is 8 months old and has excellent motor skills. He is extremely active and curious about everything around him - wonderful right?!  For the most part YES! Uh, except when it's time to change his diaper. Mr. Busybody won't stay still all the time. He has long since discovered his man parts and keeping his hands clear of that area is quite an excercise! He does cooperate when he feels like it and it's not too bad if it's just a wet diaper...But he is now eating solids and when it's time to change THAT diaper is when it causes concern.  Oh I miss the days when he'd just look at me and smile at me with his sweet angelic face...Now he wants to show me how good he is at flipping over & crawling away.  Not to mention his kicking skills! Like I said, not so bad with the wet diapers...potentially dangerous with the dirty ones!  I say potentially because I haven't had any disasters yet.  Key word: "yet".

How do you more experienced moms deal? Distraction tactics? Pinning him down? Tag team with hubby's help? Any horror stories out there?

Disclaimer:  Sorry if this is TMI. I tried to be as tasteful as I could. Really...my sincerest apologies. I held back and didn't describe this as graphically as I could have.  Then  again...we are all moms and nothing grosses out a mom right?!  Well....OK, I'm human - there's lots that still gross me out.

8 comments:

  1. I can relate. Same thing happens with my daughter. Look for a distraction...and it has to be something that's going to make him curious enough to shake, stretch, crinkle. He'll focus on what he's holding in his hand and not want to turn over to crawl away from a diaper change.

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  2. @Macross Kitty Thankfully we haven't had any disasters. Thanks for the tips! The other day hubby carried my little one into our bedroom diaper-less wrapped in a waterproof pad. He was laughing that he couldn't do it alone. We had to do it together. Fun times! He's a crawling machine these days and making the most of his mobility!

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  3. Hahaha! What a funny {in a good way} idea for a post. I've got a busy body on my hands too. Now he's almost 4, but when he was young it was a workout getting him to sit still long enough to change him. I never did master the art of distracting him long enough to make diaper changing easy :)
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  4. I'm glad you liked my anti-valentines day blog :) I am in the same boat here. As soon as my son became mobile, I had to start pinning him down in wrestling moves just to put on a diaper...most times I have to call reinforcements (aka my husband). I started giving him a toy to hold on to while he was on the changing table and that distracts him long enough to strap on a diaper.

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  5. @Melanie McFadden My husband and I sure do have our hands full. We can't even safely use the changing table anymore - we have to get him on the floor. Pure comedy. Thanks for the visit! Cynthia

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  6. @cssolomon Thank you for following and for leaving a comment. I really do appreciate feedback. We have similar adventures. My son is not interested in holding anything anymore though, for a while it worked but now he really just wants to get up and go. I pray for the energy to keep up with him!

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  7. Hahaha- I can so relate to this. Jackson is the same way. All though I have been projectile pooped on a number of times... and as he got bigger and stronger, well lets just say I was going through a whole lot of laundry ;)I tried giving him toys, books, hair brushes, lotion bottles to distract him, tried pinning him down- that only made changing him more difficult. And Jackson too is all about his little man parts. Hope you find something that works. I just get through the changing process as quick as possible. Good Luck mama.

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  8. @mommysankey It's nice to know that I'm not alone. This just started happening to us and have learned that it is a common theme. Life keeps getting more & more interesting as our baby learns new things. Baby adventure time for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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