Alex has finally come to terms with having to have his diaper changed. Now, as long as the TV is on (which I make sure it is), if I ask him to sit on the changing pad, he will come over and not only sit on the pad, but immediately lay down on it as well. Then he stays still for the change. Unless Eric is tickling him, which Eric gets admonished for because I need Alex’s butt to stay still. Unfortunately, mornings are still sometimes tricky, but getting better. Evenings when we go upstairs for bed, we’ve gotten around the laying down for diaper changes by buying easy-ups. I always tear them off him to make sure that he doesn’t figure out that he can pull them off himself, and we’ll buy the “cool” ones or something similar when it’s time to potty-train. But for now, most diaper changes are relatively uneventful.
I started writing this post yesterday. Today, we were in the dining room and I asked Alex if he wanted his diaper changed. He wasn’t poopy, so it wasn’t particularly necessary, but it had been about four hours since he was changed. Alex picked up his teddy bear and headed into the parlor. I followed with the changing pad and a diaper. I put the pad down and Alex sat down on it without any prompting. I guess he was ready for a new diaper. I can get used to this.