When changing your child’s diaper, describe the steps you’re taking: “First you lay down. Then we take off your pants. Now I unfasten your diaper” Pause after each so they can lift their bottom or move their legs to help.
See what your child is learning
Your step-by-step description invites your child to focus on the details of diaper changing. Your pause helps them to practice waiting and self-control. These are important thinking skills they will use to learn in school and life.