The days of Veronika lying still during diaper changes are over and my little squirmer is constantly trying to grab at diapers or wipes or roll all around. I needed something to shake things up and keep her entertained!
The answer? Animals! I now have a few ways I include them at diaper time. First, I hung a few animal pictures from magazines on her wall. The bright visuals catch her attention!
I also glued a few animal pictures onto index cards, favoring familiar farm animals and pets.
I present these to her at diaper time, name the animal, and make its sound. Look Veronika, pigs! Oink oink.
Finally, if even that doesn’t do the trick, I have a few plastic animals handy.
I hand her a horse (or cow, or sheep) and name the animal and its sound, and she is happily distracted during the change.
If all else fails, keep a favorite stuffed animal on hand, who can swoop in for a hug!