Nappy changing starts off very easy when your baby is a new born but as they start to learn to wriggle and jiggle this is when the distractions on the change table are needed – it’s the moment of truth for every parent.
Here are 5 tips that will help in the distraction process:
Always make sure you have a couple of toys just for the change table. The noisier and more interactive the longer this will keep your child distracted for.
You can try lightly tickling them or blowing on their feet or belly before you begin. This is a fun way to keep their attention and still positively interact with them. Once your baby is a little older, get them involved in the process. Have your little one pull the wet-wipes out of the container or hand you the clean nappy during the change. Giving your child more control will not only build independence, but will improve their patience.
- Important necessities
Keep the gloves, new nappy, plastic bag, creams and wipes with in arms reach. This will make the nappy changing process a lot quicker.
- Have a calm demeanour
Always have a smile on and go completely over the top with the praise. Keep calm and try not to get angry with your baby/toddler if they attempt to wriggle away because that this can just provoke a full-on tantrum. Staying calm and cheerful usually rubs off on and helps convince them to cooperate.
- Sing a song or rhyme
There’s nothing better than singing some lively songs even one’s that have actions, this is a great way to involve your child. A few popular ones are
Round & Round the Garden, This Little Piggy or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Hopefully following a few of our tips you will have your nappy changing technique down to a fine art. Happy changing!!!