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When does it happen? At what point do our precious little babies decide we’re no longer needed (until they need us) anymore? I think kids start to establish independence the moment they become mobile – rolling or crawling. It’s at that point that they start demanding to be able to move and explore. They don’t have to time to sit still, even for a diaper change. I remember trying to change Whistler’s diapers once he was able to crawl. I would lay him on the floor and by the time I sat he would be flipped over and crawling away. I’d drag him back. I’m trying to get his clothes off and he is wiggling and rolling. I’m not the only one who has had to pin down their kid while changing a diaper right?! And then eventually he decided that a clean fresh diaper was better than a soiled one. Now his attitude is ”Actually mom, I’m just going to do my own thing but I’ll see you when I need my tushy wiped.”
Seeing my little Monkey grow has been bitter sweet. On the one hand I want to keep him little (and dependent on me) forever. Yet on the other hand, I enjoy seeing him learn and grow. He is becoming this incredible little person and part of that means he is becoming more independent now. From having a say in what he eats, to picking out his own clothes, he definitely likes to do things his way. A large part of our daily independence struggle centers around him dressing himself and being a “big boy”. To help alleviate some of our bickering in this department, I remembered what they use at his preschool and I started using HUGGIES® Little Movers Slip-On® Diaper Pants at home as well. I actually wish I had started using these much sooner as they would have been a great help when he was a wiggle worm during changes 2 years ago too.
Going to preschool last fall has also really helped cement his sense of independence. When we started preschool, they requested the kids wear HUGGIES® Little Movers Slip-On® Diaper Pants. You see, the pre-school actually doesn’t have any diaper changing tables, they do it all standing up! Since these are made with stretchy sides and require no adjustments, it’s much easier for them to change the kids while standing and also have the kids help dress themselves. Adopting this same method at home has gone a long way and I’m glad we have these diaper pants to help us!
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