Lately, Livi has been throwing tantrums whenever we try to change her diaper.
Up until she was 7 or 8 months old, many diaper changes would involve tears. However, back then she would cry pretty much every time we did not hold her, so it was nothing unusual.
But that had changed when she got older and ever since, diaper changing was one of the few things we could do in peace.
Until a few weeks ago, when she suddenly decided that she does not like getting her diaper changed anymore. As a matter of fact, she doesn’t want to be on the changing pad for any reason whatsoever.
She screams her little head off and wiggles and fights until she flips over. And even if I manage to get her undressed and take her diaper off, she keeps on wiggling and twisting. Frankly, I can handle it if she has a wet diaper. But it is a completely different story if her diaper is dirty and any movement by her will result in the scattering of said diaper’s contents. Oy.
I have tried to keep her occupied with small toys or her little hair brush, and sometimes that works just fine. Other times, I simply cannot manage to calm her down. A few times, I even had to call in reinforcements to avoid a major scattering incident. It’s amazing how strong and determined such a small person can be.
Come to think of it, she also has been more determined in her ongoing battles against the car seat and the highchair. I’ll let you know who’s winning.
What is happening? Is this just another phase? How long will it last? And how did you deal with it?