My 1 year old fights me during diaper changes: What can I do?

My 1 yr old daughter fights me when I change her diapers she wiggles everywhere and kicks I’m not sure what to do? This is my first daughter, so it’s different for me. Have yall moms had this issue? What did yall do!

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Both my kids did this to me :rofl: I always said it’s like trying to get an octopus dressed.

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I let mine hold my phone cause it was a battle with all my of mine it last about 4 to6 months

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I’ve learned, because I also have a 1 yr old daughter… talk to her… keep her interested in a conversation. We used to lightly spank her on her butt but it didn’t work. But having a conversation with her helps us so much!!! She’s more focused on listened and/or responding that wiggling is t on her mind.

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This is completely normal!!! Have never seen a baby that didn’t do this :joy::joy::joy:

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Have 3 kids and they all stop wearing diapers at 9 and 10 months…but you can talk to her and tell her hold still in a fun voice or make up some song while you’re doing it so shes distracted…

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Sing to her. I work with 1 year olds at my job and I sing to them and it helps keep the focus on you.

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Hold on tight & be fast lol

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Time to start potty training. Let her sit on potty a bit…

Also try real panties.

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I give mine a toy to distract for a min and just be fast and keep one hand on the tummy!

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My two-year-old still does this. I just threaten to take her iPad and iPhone away. It usually works

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Give her a toy to play with

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I have to change my daughter on her changing table it’s a tight spot so not so much room for her to move around like a fish out of water :sweat_smile: she’s 18 months

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I told my daughter, I’m not going to fight you so if you don’t like laying down to get a diaper change then it’s time for you to use the potty… And… Within days potty trained not one wet night and not one accident. I’m sure it isn’t normally that easy but she’s a veeeerryyyy independent little girl…

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I give my daughter wipes to chew on a diaper to play with sometimes dad has to hold her in place, sometimes we give up and shit gets all over the place! May the force be with you

Comes with territory lol, but I would give my son something to hold and look at so he would stay occupied.

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I give my son a toy to play with during nappy changes to distract him, works almost every time

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Stick the kid in the freezer for about an hour before diaper change time. It will stiffen her up so she can’t fight. :wink:

Clearly a joke. We all need some these days.

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Aww yes the baby death roll.

Time to start potty training!