Wondering how to restrain your baby during diaper changes to avoid poopy hands!? 💩
Found this great hack shared on a FB group (the poster didn’t cite their source unfortunately so please please comment if it is yours).
I’m sure I’m not the first one to think this would be useful, but the idea is to button up your baby’s onesie above his shoulder to keep him from reaching into his poop during diaper changes.
Mind blown!!! 🤯 🙌
Originally posted 2021-04-06 02:16:39.
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Both my partner and I both went ‘huh’ in an interested tone reading that, thanks for the best idea ever!
This is some big brain shit. Thank you. I love you.
Does this work on 10mth olds
I’m staring at the screen for minutes now. Your genius is… almost frightening.
Jesus Christ. Somebody get this woman a medal.
I do this often with my daughter. Helps a TON. She’s recently learned how to wriggle her arms out of it, though
My son used to have a colostomy bag when he was a baby and we had to change his bag all the time so we did this and it made it a million times easier!!
Mine doesn’t use his hands… He jams his little chubby heels right into that shit.
Omg you’re a genius.
Our kiddo is a little older and she likes to unzip her clothes to take her diaper off. My genius husband figured out to use a “binder clip” (black metal triangle with the silver loops that fold back) to clamp over the top of the zipper.
Hopefully that makes sense and will help some other parents out there
Thank you! I was about to come on here and ask what other mothers do to avoid the poopy hands! lol
My guy will reach for poop but, I’ve been handing him books to look at. Sometimes a toy but, he tends to toss them now. Lift flap books keep him even more interested in book over diaper contents.
THIS. IS. GENIUS!!!!
Yep. Been doing that since 5 months old. He’s now 17 months and I still snap the buttons to wash in bathtub after pooping😁
Dang I swear I’m STILL learning new tricks! Love it.
Where was this six months ago 😭
I need like a medieval torture device to keep my from rolling too 😑
Mine is only 14 months, but has outgrown sizes that come in onesies, so this is a huge problem. The second his diaper comes off, poop hands
THIS IS SO SMART!!!
I’ve been raising babies for 28 months now and never thought of or saw this. You’re amazing.
You are a genius. You and anybody who has thought of this. I’m serious, thank you for sharing the wisdom <3
I use cloth wipes and used to throw a (clean) one on my kids face just before opening up the diaper. They’d reach for the cloth, I open up the diaper and clean up the poop, and no poop is grabbed. It works most of the time, anyway :). Now that the baby is a toddler, I hand her a board book or a hair brush or something before opening up the diaper to keep her hands out.
It’s really handy to button up onesies over the shoulder during toilet training so the tails don’t get peed on!
Right now my challenge is preventing/discouraging the 9 month old from rolling onto her stomach as soon as I try to change the poopy diaper. 🤦🏻♀️
Mine is almost 3 months. He hasn’t done it yet. Is this something that happens later? Or would he have done it already if he’s going to
Except mine gets poop on her onesie every time. Now she can only wear pjs BC they’re easier to take off.
I do this with my 1yo while we do stand up nappy changes. Keeps his shirt and vest from hanging down over his butt.
It’s helpful to keep the onesie from dangling when potty training too. You just pull it up under their arms instead of over.
Oh my god. Literally the second my sons diaper comes off it’s off to the races for him to grab his balls – poop be damned. It’s not so bad when my husband is around so I can get him to grab his hands and distract him but if it’s only me my baby’s getting a handful of ball poop.
What a life hack! Blew my mind 😂
With 3 kids under 5, you just made me realize how lucky I am to have never experienced a kid grabbing their own poop. Is this a thing?
Mental note made from when my boy is bigger. Haha thank you!!
You are a genius – I so wish I had seen this about 18 years ago. You totally get a parent of the year award.
I am definitely trying this!
i do this. GAME. CHANGER.
i GASPED. Trying this at the next possible opportunity
“Yeah hi, Nobel prize committee, I’d like to make a nomination please…”
You genius!!!!! Trying this tomorrow
Omg 😂 this would have helped so much