When you first held that little bundle of joy in your arms, you fell in love. Those first night or nights when you were in the hospital, it was all cuteness. The tiny little diapers are so cute and soft and snuggly. It seems like they go through fifty of them a day, but it is no problem to change a diaper when they are that little.
The first few months babies are so tiny that it doesn’t take long to change a diaper. Of course, if you have a changing table, you use it. If you have a strap on the changing table it is even better. But they can’t really do anything yet. The most that can happen is for them to get a little pee on your hand if they don’t realize that they are only supposed to go when the diaper is closed.
When they get a few months older, the war starts. If you invested in a changing table or changing pad with a strap, you are grateful that one little strap can keep your little squirmer in place long enough for you to get a diaper on him. I remember when my little boy was starting to learn how to sit up. You had to have everything with you when you were ready to change a diaper. The diaper, wipes, any kind of cream- everything. If you would bend over to pick anything up he would be trying to escape.
He was just so excited to get up and look around that it was almost impossible to keep him down. He would whine like it took hours to get a diaper changed when I’m sure at my speediest time I could get the old diaper off and the new diaper on in less than a minute. I never timed myself, but I think I could.
The best thing you can do is to be prepared when you are ready to change so you aren’t trying to keep your eye on the baby while you gather your things. If you have a strap on your table, use it. If not, make sure you keep one hand on your baby at all times. A lot of times if you just have your hand on his or her tummy, they will not try to get up as much.
But guess what? Now Huggies has a diaper that slips on. That is awesome, right? It is called Little Movers Slip-On Diapers. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to give these a try! I would much rather get my workout from doing actual exercise and not so much from trying to hold down a little squirmy wormie who needs a diaper change!
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