Nappy changes with my crawling away 10 month old

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I just realised we now start every day, and I mean every single day for the two or three months with baby H waking up having pooed. Sometimes it’s a poonami, other times, this is just the start and the rest will follow once we’re downstairs, well, as soon as we’re downstairs, then it’s back up to battle another change. Big deal you say? Let me explain…

So every day my day starts with a straggle to get H onto the changing mat on her back, nevermind stay there long enough to

  • undo her sleeping bag,
  • remove legs from babygro,
  • undo nappy,
  • wipe, wipe and more wiping,
  • make sure the new nappy is in place and….
  • Drumroll please, do up the new nappy
  • Then either a) change all of baby’s clothes as there was a leakage, or, b) do up the old clothes and I’ll fight that battle later after a cup of tea!

Changing a newborn was simple. Easy peasey. She stayed still. Not any more, half the time as I attempt to lie her down she’s twisting round in my arm and on her side ready to go by the time I get her to the floor, other times she screams then flips and is away. I hold her legs and next second she’s doing the wheel barrow race.
So, do I have any magic solutions for his nightmare, no. Plain and simple, no. Other than….

  • she does not do any of this for hubby. Only me.
  • sometimes giving her a rattling toy or a bath toy helps for a bit. Something she doesn’t get often and never the same as the last nappy change. In fact his morning I got to the stage of putting he new nappy on fairly easily but only after giving H a little tub of her rice crackers to rattle.
  • put nappies on while baby is crawling and standing. Believe me, if H has stayed on her back to get her clean nappy on, I do a little dance, congratulate myself, and feel on top of the world. I can do this being a mummy thing!

I should add that H started crawling on the day she turned 7 months, so at nearly, 11 months, she’s been crawling for almost 4 months. She’s been very fast for two months and so I’ve now accepted this crawling away and standing business.

Lynne x

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  • Reply
    Mrs Tubbs
    October 21, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I remember those days, trying to change a wiggling baby who’d just poo’ed should have been one of the games on Total Wipeout! #bestandworst
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      October 25, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Haha yes!

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    Leslie Rickerby
    October 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Dexter used to do this and the more I tried to restrict/distract him, the more he fought it! Sometimes I used to out my legs across him so I still had my hands free… Very rarely worked LOL

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      October 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Haha I know what you mean, it might work twice, and then that’s it no more!

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    Alan Herbert
    October 24, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Yes it’s the same in my house. #Baby Pink started crawling last week.

    Before then we had twisting and turning, no distraction would work for long enough. I swear some days she teases us and let’s us do one side of the nappy up before starting to twist.

    She stood yesterday for the first time. So I’m expecting her to start standing whilst changing nappies soon enough.

    It should be an Olympic event lol.

    Great post, glad I’m not alone.
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      October 25, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you! Yes it should be in the Olympics 🙂

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    October 25, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Nappy changes are the bane of my existence at the moment with our 11 month old. I actually dread them, 10 frustrating & exhausting minutes for each one. But I think about how exciting it must be to be able to do this cool new thing and go anywhere you want, no wonder he can’t sit still for a minute!
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      October 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Very very true!

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    October 25, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Forgot to say, I found your post via #sundaystars. So glad to have come across another blogger going through the same stages as me 🙂
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      October 25, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Hahaha yes, it is such a lovely thing, knowing we’re not the only ones! Thanks for commenting x

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    October 25, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Oh god I think I have this coming – little one is 6 months and has just started trying to roll whole I’m changing him! Not looking forward to a crawling nappy monster! X

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      October 25, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      You’re hopefully slightly prepared now! Hehehe 🙂 x

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    October 25, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Those days were so hard!! Especially when in a changing room of a shop and they do NOT want to cooperate! My other twin would usually steal the wipes and run away from us, mid change!…so it was a real challenge!!!! 😉 Thanks for linking up. Jess xx

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      October 25, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Oh I can’t imagine changing twins! I really really can’t, you definitely deserve a medal for that! Thanks for hosting #sundaystars

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    Mum in Brum
    October 25, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I could’ve written this post myself! Our daughter is also ten months old and I absolutely DREAD nappy changes!! Absolutely nothing works to keep her still – toys used to, but now she just wants to play with them on her front or sitting up! I now have to place her on the floor and rest my knees on her shoulders to keep her still, it’s ridiculous but at least it gives me 30 seconds to clean it up. Hopefully they grow out of this stage soon 🙂 Thanks for sharing #sundaystars
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      October 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      I hope so too! I actually started this post when she was 8 or 9 months and have slowly added to it…. It was so difficult to find anything that helped! Thanks for commenting x

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    Mackenzie Glanville
    October 26, 2015 at 12:47 am

    This brings back memories, they way they roll and twist, I could never believe how strong a little on can be.

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      October 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      It’s incredible isn’t it!

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    Kim (sisterkin)
    October 26, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Haha, I feel your pain. It gets better when they are potty training (she lied). Hang on in there #fartglitter
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      October 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Hahaha thanks for the warning x

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    October 26, 2015 at 8:37 am

    arrghh all of a sudden nappy changes become that little bit more stressful, don’t they!! It’s a bit like a mini work out for mum!!
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      October 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      It really is!

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    helen gandy
    October 26, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Oh yes I remember this with Alfie and now Elarna has started to wriggle and squirm, now when I try and change her! Fun and games eh! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst and see you again! 🙂
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      October 26, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      It really is games… Not sure about the fun 😉

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    October 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    The hubby and I mocked some friends a few months back for changing their sons nappy as a two man job…we are laughing on the other sides of our faces now, as Dangermouse will flip like a Ninja as soon as that bum is unleashed. Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub x
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      October 26, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Haha brilliant! They’re incredibly fast aren’t they x

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    Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    October 27, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Our tot started crawling early too and we had a lot of this. We switched to pull up, rather than the sticker type nappies as I found them easier to wrestle our tot into. The good news is now he’s quite still although he has a tendency to grab at his poopy parts. Hopefully your tot decides to cooperate soon.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #fartglitter x
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      October 27, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      I have wondered about pull ups but heard they were thinner, so haven’t tried x

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    A Cornish Mum
    October 28, 2015 at 10:37 am

    My boys are 9 and 11 and I can still remember the ‘fun’ of this! I’ve never understood what’s so appealing to them about staying in their own mess urghh! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x
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      October 29, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Haha no, no idea!

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    Claire Ridewood
    October 28, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    I can sympathize with you! our 18 month old is doing exactly the same thing and has been for months! We also had a great routine with out eldest where she would wake without fail at 5am every morning having filled her nappy to the point of leakage!! not fun! Thank you so much for linking up with #busydoinglife!
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      October 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Ooooh that’s tough! I’ll be pleased H wakes at 7/7.30 x

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    October 29, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Haha this is my life!! I too have twisty wheelbarrow wriggler who at 9 months now has 4 months of crawling expertise up his sleeve (and he is adamant he’s keeping those sleeves on his arms goddamit! )
    Arthur’s daddy made the mistake of trying to change him in the living room whilst he continued to watch rugby – I watched in amusement as a he flipped over and started to ‘wheelbarrow’ away, poo covered bottom in the air!!
    The best thing I have found is to change him in the same place, upstairs on his changing table and I have put some fairy lights on his shelf and he now has an aeroplane light shade. He looks at them and if he starts to get distracted I say “hello aeroplane, hello lights!” And wave. This makes him look at them too and wave back (just long enough for me to clean him up!) good luck #KCACOLS
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      October 29, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Glad you found something that works 🙂

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    October 29, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Oh I remember these days! Make me laugh thinking about it but I don’t miss it haha! x

    Thank you for linking up with #justanotherlinky
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      October 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Haha thanks!

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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    October 30, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I remember these days well! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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      October 31, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Thank you!

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    A Moment with Franca
    October 31, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Oh dear, I understand you pretty well!! My little one started crawling since she was 6 months and by 9.5 months she was already doing her first steps and by 10 months she was a crazy walker!! So the changing nap business is a real struggle for me too!! She is now 14 months but God she really refuses to be change recently. I hope this phase passes soon as I’m finding it very tiring!! Thanks so much for joining me at #KCACOLS. I hope you can join me again on Sunday!! 🙂 xx
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    November 15, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Awww…I remember those days of wrestling my babies or hoping that they would stay still. Well, at least you’re practicing for the next step – diaper changing a toddler! I used to have to change him standing up as well, there was no way he was going to be lying down and it didn’t matter if he had a loaded diaper. He wasn’t having none of it. I do NOT miss those days of hoping nothing will spill…LOL

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