02 July, 2012
I am a live-in nanny for a 2 year old little girl (terrible twos.....ugh) who will literally refuse a diaper change. Whenever I try to change her she hits and kicks me, scratches me, spits on me, etc. I've tried everything from giving her a toy to distract her with, offering to change her standing up, I even tried a reward system with her where she gets a sticker everytime she lets me change her and nothing is working! I know that she isn't ready to be potty trained yet because I have even tried to potty train her and she shows absolutely no interest and refuses to go on the potty too. Basically what I (and her parents) do now is force her to lay down and let me change her, but with all the hitting, kicking, etc this can take up to a whole half hour and i don't know how much longer I can keep on doing that. By allowing her to hit and kick me while I change her isn't really teaching her anything! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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