Thursday, December 20, 2007

Diaper hat

I'd say 75% of the time... no, more like 3 out of 4 times, when we put Lyla on the changing table (either the real changing table upstairs or the Pack'n'Play one we set up downstairs) she calms down and enjoys looking around while we change her diaper. Whenever she's in the semi-calm state (on the verge of wailing), we play a game called "Diaper Hat." It's not a complicated game, really it just involves me opening up the diaper and putting it on Lyla's head like a hat. The effect is that it distracts her enough to prevent her from crying and gives me a place to keep the clean diaper until I need it. Plus I think she looks cute.

A few things to point out in the top picture: her umbilical cord stub is about to fall off and you can see her cute bellybutton; she has a Snoopy band-aid on her left leg from her vaccination; the one-mitt look - Lyla's lack of complete motor control still results in scratches on her face, but it's hard to keep the mitts on her.