My baby boy is constantly wriggling and rolling over on the changing table and I was wondering if anyone has a secret to getting Bub to lie still? Thanks in advance


Posted by Samantha27, 9th February 2018


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  • Have a few special toys that are only for nappy changes. Rotate them every few days so your baby remains interested. They cant be heavy toys that could hurt if they fell on baby’s face. Toys that play music are always a winner and singing to baby also helps, plus kissing their toes!!!



  • Definitely distraction. I use toys and sing him songs. The more animated I get the less he wriggles.



  • I would just give him a toy to play with while I change him



  • Singing and making silly faces :-)



  • I usually have some small toys or something to keep my little one busy with his hands to keep him occupued whilst I do it



  • Yep! Same. I usually give them a small toy to hold and play with while I change them. Keeps them busy.



  • As everyone has said, distraction is the best answer. Have a toy that is “contraband” most of the time (ok… not a toy… we use her nappy cream which I wouldn’t usually let her chew on but at wriggle nappy time, it works!). I also found that pegging pegs to her sleeves or outift kept her distracted long enough for me to change her nappy. Or sticking socks over her hands… thats mean I know but she tries to take them off the whole time I change her!!



  • I would suggest a toy to keep his focus and hands busy.



  • I always have a little toy I only give to baby when changing him like a Lamaze rattling toy or a small car he likes to hold that way I distract him and he stays still until I finish changing him



  • Distraction is the only way – toys, mobiles or even someone talking and playing with my boys worked.



  • I used to keep special change time only toys, they were only pulled out for nappy changes, so they’re fresh and new. Works for a little while, you still gotta be quick tho



  • I give my Bub something small to play with while I change her so she’s occupied.



  • My bub loves my hair, I let the pony hang near him and he’ll stay still long enough for a change. Otherwise it’s a toy or whatever works to distract him. Distraction is key



  • As my bubs have got more wriggly I have had to make sure they were strapped properly onto the change table, sometimes distracted with something to hold and I swapped to pull up nappies. I always try hold both feet up to keep from spreading mess everywhere!



  • Musical mobiles always keep wrigglers engaged and focused too.


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