My baby can balance coins between her toes.
January 24, 2011

It is the only way I can convince her to stay still for diaper changes.  I carry a couple bucks in quarters and silver dollars around with me everywhere.  As soon as its diaper time, I whip two or there of them out and she stuffs them between her toes.  Clearly, we belong in a carnival.

Also, babies are so weird.


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  1. By monica on January 24, 2011

    Ingenious! I am soooo stealing this. Harper has become a complete turd for diaper changes. this is an amazing idea.

  2. By on January 24, 2011

    love this. I never would have thought of coins!

  3. By Alicia S. on January 24, 2011

    I have this book thats a collection of stories on motherhood, and in one of them, a mother’s friend comes over to help her out with a baby who just wouldn’t let his mother put him down. The friend came over with a tape dispenser, crumpled about an inch of it up and stuck it to the baby’s hands. The baby occupied itself in the crib beside them while they enjoyed a cup of coffee for like fifteen minutes, just trying to get the tape unstuck from one hand to the other.

  4. By kbreints on January 24, 2011

    Anything to keep that bum still for diaper changes! So cute!

  5. By Sara on January 24, 2011

    Ha! This is great. I give my daughter her toothbrush to start practicing good oral hygiene.

  6. By Carolee on January 24, 2011

    Sarah, that’s the funniest, and ingenious, Idea I’ve seen in a long time!!  You may have changed diaper changing for the ages.  Plant a big kiss on Charlotte for me.

  7. By Jessika on January 24, 2011

    Yes! Another idea to stash away for the days when babydom hits our household. Genius.

  8. By on January 24, 2011

    I love it!
    I am going to have to try that one.

  9. By Kimberly o'Rosky on January 24, 2011

    Thank you!!! I needed a giggle tonight. My husband had ear surgery this morning and it was a long day dealing with that and a 6 month old. We’ve always laughed at our daughter’s toes because they’re extremely long. Ever since birth she has wrapped them around and grasped everything she can reach.

  10. By Sarah Christensen on January 24, 2011

    Carolee - She’s covered head to toe in big kisses from you!  Always =)

  11. By Christy on January 26, 2011

    That is adorable, also genius.

  12. By on February 21, 2011

    This weekend was diaper change hell. Every single time I told him lets go change your diaper he screamed “NOOONOOONOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooOOOOOO” and runs from me. Until…. I busted out a quarter and showed him how to put them between his toes. You are a genius. Thank you for my sanity back Sarah.


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