Changing Will’s diaper and dressing him is very much like wrestling with an alligator. He squirms, rolls around, attempts to get up, pulls, grabs, etc., especially when he is tired and/or grumpy.
Before Keith left, he came up with a great plan to help out with this chore. We put a box of small toys on top of his changing table. The toys in this box are cheap ones, some out of happy meals, and they are small enough that Will can hold them in his small hands.
When I lay him on the table to change his diaper, I immediately hand him a toy out of the box. It will hold his attention for a little while. When he becomes disinterested and throws it on the floor, all I have to do is hand him another toy out of the box until the task is complete. Before leaving the room, I pick up his discarded toys from the floor and place them back in the box.
I’ll give all the credit for this brilliant idea to my husband, but it works for me!
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