Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lift Your Bottom

I injured my wrist on Chloe's bottom. That's right. For weeks now I've been trying to figure out what to do about it but, next to potty training her, I couldn't come up with anything. It's the act of grabbing her ankles and lifting her up to slide a diaper under her bottom that has done it. I even considered mentioning it to my chiropractor to see if he could do anything to help my wrist. Every once in a while I'd say, "Chloe, you're getting too big for this." For weeks this went on.

Then the other day she laid down for a diaper change and I said, "Chloe, lift your bottom up." I showed how to put her feet down and lift her bottom. She now happily lifts her bottom for me and my wrist is fine.


She can also now hold onto my shoulder and step into her own pants. Super DUH.


Megan B ♥ said...

So glad you found a solution. My mom developed carpal tunnel when she had two in diapers, for just that reason. I was struggling with my shoulders recently (for several months and was starting to get really bad). I slept with my arms down by my sides for a few nights and VOILA, I'm cured. I miss sleeping with my arms over my head, but I don't miss the pain.

A Goldsworthy Note said...

Wow, I need to show that one to Grant. I've had him holding on to my shoulders to get his pants on for a while now. I bet you'll never guess who I got that bright idea from....YOU when Solana was a baby. I remember thinking that was so cool and I was excited once Grant was big enough to do it. hahaha.