Help my toddler throws a fit when I change his diaper?

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asked Apr 14 in Toddler/Preschooler by ririgspoon1gspo (720 points)
Help my toddler throws a fit when I change his diaper?

My toddler has started throwing a fit and tantrum when I change his diaper?

He hates getting his diaper changed and will sometimes remove his diaper when I'm not looking?

He won't go in the toilet because I tried potty training him but he still needs diapers because he's not interested in the toilet.

He always runs away from me when I get a new diaper out and I have to chase him down and wrestle him to the ground and hold him down to change his diaper.

How can I stop my toddler from throwing a fit and throwing a tantrum when I change his diaper?

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answered Apr 14 by Minty (76,960 points)
A lot of toddlers throw tantrums and fight diaper changes and you're certainly not alone in this.

There's many reasons that your toddler is throwing a tantrum when it comes time to change his diaper and sometimes you just have to deal with the screaming, fighting etc and get the diaper change over with.

Your toddler may be throwing the tantrum and hating diaper changes because he hates being interrupted when he's playing or doing something else.

Try giving him at least 30 minutes of warning that it will be time to change his diaper and then remind him every 10 minutes until it's time to change his diaper.

Then just change his diaper right where he is and then allow him to get back to playing or doing whatever it is he was doing.

Or maybe he hates being changed in front of others so maybe try taking him into a bedroom or something where he has some privacy when you're changing his diaper.

Other times he just may plain hate having his diaper changed and sometimes all you have to or can do is just fight with him.

Tell him that he has to have his diaper changed or if he doesn't like diapers he will have to use the toilet.

But even though he's resisting diaper changes it doesn't mean he's ready to potty train.

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