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  1. anastasia @ montessori nature

    I’m with you on this one! They are too little to know any different, so letting them win is great for their self- esteem I believe. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Chelsea

    My youngest son LOVES to be tickled and he thought nappy changing was the most ticklish thing ever – so he would always laugh and try to run away just to make the nappy change last longer! It was pretty cute most of the time, but not so when it was a #2 of course 😉
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  3. Ah it's what they always say 'pick your battles' and you, wise Mama, are doing just that!
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  4. pisforpreschooler

    Kate took the words right out of my mouth! 😉 One toddler battle I gave up on was wearing a jacket or wearing mittens. As long as it wasn't bitter cold, it was her choice.
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  5. Deborah

    Every time I try and change my granddaughters nappy she is off , but when pop changes the nappy she is as good as gold trying to get her dressed is another story she certainly has a mind of her own this one what a wriggle worm she is

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  6. Michelle

    My 2 yr old runs and hides(always in the same place) as soon as her nappy comes off so now it’s a game for us I pretend I can’t find her then I’ll hear some giggles and she comes out all happy and will let me put her nappy on. Forcing them to put it on doesn’t work.

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  7. shelahmoss

    You are a wise mother!

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  8. Sally

    Since Arlo was a baby he has hated nappy change times! Now that he is 18 months and can run away (fast!) it's a nightmare. However yesterday after chasing him around the house, he walked over and outstretched his arms to let me pick him up and change his nappy. It melted my heart!

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  9. Amy McNeill

    I've had the nudey run, the turn and bite the nearest boob to get away from the nappy, I've had the 'but I want the WIGGLESSSS ONE!!" (gah babylove they were known in our house for years and years as wiggles pants and now its all different designs!!) we've had the pee while running away from the nappy he declared he definately did not need and the 'i'm a big boy now' tantrum about only wanting nappy pants not the driwaves. It can be interesting trying to get a determined toddler into a nappy especially since they are now old enough that a sticker on the back of the hand doesn't work for change time anymore!!

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  10. sapna

    My little one always tries to escape nappy change time – he runs , hides, sometimes tries to do a pretend kick as well but for the last one month i am changing his nappy on the floor (on the carpet ) while he watches the Babylove's video where mum changes the nappy of a wriggly toddler and it works as a treat for me – during that advertisement i successfully change his nappy without much resistance. ( That is the only screen time he gets throughout the day – otherwise i support zero or minimum screen time for little ones ).

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  11. Michelle V

    All three of my daughters put up a struggle during nappy time. Squirming, wriggling, twisting and turning, and that is once I managed to grab them out of their hiding spots (usually under the bed, dining table or other spots Mummy couldn't usually fit!)
    I would resort to putting a stamp or a sticker on their hand to distract them.
    Now with my little niece, I do the same thing as she is a squirmy, wriggly girl too! It causes a distraction for her. I have also blown bubbles for her and that works well.

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  12. hamir

    My toddler boy always sense it that it is nappy changing time – he then runs to the place where we keep his nappies and cover it with the towel/sheet and tells me that nappies are finished. Then he runs to our library area , picks up a picture book and starts looking at the pictures & pretends that he can not see/hear me.

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  13. Robyn

    I took your advice Danya and bought some BabyLove nappy pants to try, when changing my little girl at swimming classes. It so much easier – I wished I had used them before. I'm now going to use them all the time. A happy toddler makes for a happy mother….a win, win.

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  14. Farrah Udell

    What a sweet post! My 15-month-old has been walking for a full months, but I'm still waiting for the big emotions to hit. Lists like this are definitely helping me prepare!
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  15. Paige

    My daughter likes to run into her trampoline (yes, I have a small trampoline in my dining room) and back all the way to the back of the net so I can't reach her to put her diaper on. She just laughs, so now I just wait for her to come to me and she runs and jumps "freely".

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    • Ah, she’s taken the nudie run to a whole new level!

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  16. I was the same way with my boys when they were this age. There are much bigger battles to be fought and won.

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  17. You’re so right, choose your battles wisely no matter what their age. I remember when Miss 19 was little she hated wearing shoes too. I managed to get her to wear them sometimes by buying her a sparkly silver pair!

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    • There’s more than one way to skin a cat, err, I mean, get a toddler to wear shoes! Haha!

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