Re: I can't get baby to sit still during diaper changes! Any suggestions?
You're not alone. Lots of little ones get squirmy on the changing table, leading to tired mommies and big messes. Different methods work for different folks, of course, but for the most part, it comes down to simple distraction. Try keeping a basket of fun objects above the changing table -- toys that baby only gets to see at changing time. Basic stuff like stickers, spoons and empty boxes work just fine. (The trick is picking things that seem novel.) Let baby choose a toy to play with during the big change, sing and talk about the toy while you wipe,and return it before leaving the table. Before you know it, baby may actually be excited about changing time!
If toys don't work, get baby involved by doling out responsibilities. Let him choose the diaper, pull out wipes, hand you things, etc. In addition to giving baby something to focus on, it's a big part of prepping for potty-training and a lifetime of hygiene.