I received the opportunity to give my favorite tips and tricks to getting my little one diaper changed. I have had and still get lots of practice with this nagging issue. With a ten yr old, 2 year old and 6 month old now under my belt, I am a self proclaimed pro. It has been a whirlwind of dramatic changing sessions, to say the least. My 6 month old who we affectionately refer to as our chunky monkey is the best example of a wiggle worm, especially when it’s time to change the diaper. To keep this kiddo still is a daily challenge.
My first tip to getting that bottom covered is the amazingly new design of diapers from huggies. Little movers slip-on diapers do just that…slip on. You can literally pull this diaper up with your little one twisting, turning, crawling or standing. No need to keep that little one flat so that you can get those tabs stuck.
Tip number two toys, toys and more toys. The more options the better. I keep a few smaller chew type toys close by so that my chunky monkey can explore with his hands and mouth while I attempt the diaper change.
Tip three a fun spot. I have an activity mat in our living room that has toys that hang over head. This is perfect for keeping my chunky monkey occupied for a few while the deed is completed.
Tip four silly noises and faces. These are extra helpful when you are in public or not near any occupy-able spots. My 6 month old loves crazy noises and silly faces. And I love that I can make him giggle with a face that would embarrass my oldest. You can get away with so much when your little ones are young.
My last and final tip is to be prepared. Diapers, wipes, rash creme, toy or two and an extra onsie. Have a spot in multiple rooms, your vehicle, diapers bag etc. I have four ready changing stations. My sons nursery, my bedroom, a cubby type box in the living room and in our play room upstairs. In my vehicle I keep a quart size baggie with 2-3 diapers, wipes, teether and extra onsie. My diaper bag has all of the essentials and then some.
You can never ever be more prepared and a clean baby is a happy baby. Ask my chunky monkey.
“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Huggies blogging program, for a gift card worth $35.