I have been frustrated this week with the new ‘phase’ that my son is going through. It seems that every time I lay him down on the changing table, either for a diaper change or a change of clothes, he does the quick “flip” from his back onto his tummy. It happens so fast that I have no time to react. Therefore, I have resorted to a few options with mild success:
1. Turning the overhead fan on to distract him – this works about 50 % of the time
2. Pinning him down and listening to him scream bloody murder
3. Dressing him haphazardly while he is on his tummy,
4. Trying to do all of clothes/diaper changing on the floor.
This new challenge serves me right because another new dad told me a few weeks ago that his 7 month old was doing the “flip”, and I replied, “that I don’t have to deal with that problem.” Now, I need a few tips.