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 mom287797, 9th February 2018


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  • 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.



  • Singing favourite songs – totally engaged and no wriggling. :)


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