Parents’ advice to those with babies and toddlers

Below you can read some quotes from parents about dressing changes for babies and toddlers. There is also a video where a mother talks about how she managed her young son’s dressing changes.

“If they’re a baby you’ve got to take control. And there’s that period of toddler where there’s no reasoning with them, no explanation with them, so you’ve just got to do it. It’s just finding the best way.”

“Young children, they do forget. With younger children they won’t understand what’s happening. They don’t understand why you have to do this, so the important thing is to get it over and done with quickly. Once they’re done they’re fine because you can let them go and they go and play. And then literally, a moment later, they’ve forgotten.”

“I remember it was hurting him and I remember thinking to myself, if an adult said ‘this hurts, stop’, they would have to stop, but they just kept going with him. And that was a really difficult part of the procedure. I had to just watch my child being in pain because he wouldn’t understand why we had to do it even if we did stop. I just went off afterwards and had a cry. I spoke to the nurses and they were really supportive. And it’s true that they forget. He doesn’t remember it at all.”