Natasha, Melb, 9mth boy
I have the same problem with one of my boys - I can change his nappy ok if Im quick but I can only dress him if I let him stand up - I think it is just a phase as my boys used to scream whenever I changed a nappy or clothes but they grew out of it
My daughter is exactly the same!!!! she will be 9 months on 5/11. She constantly tries to sit up on the change table while i'm try to change her nappy. After bath is the worst. Unless my husband is here to help, it takes me ages to dress her, constantly keep turning her over and back over. I would love some advice (but not liking our chances), as I have tried everything you have aswell, I have started to sing to her and that keeps her still for a while.
Julie, mum to Abby 05/02/04 & Joel 12/04/07
mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14
Karyn, NZ, Jack 13/02/04
Our 9.5 month old Charlie now showers with dad at night. We put his suction seat in the shower. He loves the water and has no probs with it pouring down his face. Our shower head detaches from the wall so we can basically hose him down. When he emerges from the shower I wrap him in his towel and sit on the edge of the bath and dry him on my knees while he watches dad finishing off in the shower (or dad plays boo). It is then a simple a matter of a nappy, any creams and singlet (too hot up here in QLD for anything else).
It is also great as it gives me a break from him for 5-10 mins and I can go off and have a few minutes to myself and it is a nice dad/son time. Listening to the two of them laughing in the shower (dad plays games) is great. Put some toys in there for entertainment.
Give it a go - it may take a few days if they are scared of the shower. Maybe let the little one watch dad in there for a few days so they get an understanding of what it is about and get there interest up for being in there with dad.
Maureen, QLD, Charlie Jack (9.5 mths)
I know exactly how you feel. My little girl is 8 1/2 months old and does the same. She was so bad she would wiggle her way to standing up. Last week I tool the mobile from her cot and attached it to her change table and now she won't sit up on the table when I need her to.She loves to lie there and grab Pooh bear and his friens in fact she now looks back at the change table when she is changed. Try hanging something and make sure he can touch and play with it and you will see the difference
Annette WA mummy to Keisha 080304 & Thehan 200307
Maybe give this a try.
All the best
mum of 1 25/05/03 baby boy
natasha, S.A, nearly 3 year old boy
I stick a sticker on the back of her hand and it keeps her busy long enough to change her nappy.
julia, tas, 8mth baby
Best song is the hocky pocky (spelt that wrong?)
Mummy to 3 Boys