Diapering Our Toddler

One of Charlotte’s new skills is her understanding of pooping. It’s probably more exciting than it sounds.

When she is making or has just made a poop, we can say, “Charlie, did you make a poop?” And, when she is or has pooped, she will reply with a “yup” (usually in the form of a dramatic head nod) and confirm by pointing to her butt. (I find it impressive.)

The next question is always, “should we go change your diaper?”

Sometimes she says yes and walks to her room… Tonight, she literally ran away and hid under the table…  

I should clarify that even if she walks her little tush to her room to be changed, changing her is pretty much never easy unless she just woke up and is in a daze.

The girl hates the changing table. There are so many better things she could be doing. She will scream and twist and cry and attempt to escape. Most times, we can tame her by singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider 75 times or giving her a new random object to distract her… But let me just say, she is not the only one who dreads diaper changes.

Maybe it’s time to start thinking about potty training…