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What is a good game to play while you change a baby's diapers?

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Diaper changes can become more fun for both the parent and child by playing games such as baby story time, peek-a-boo and silly noises. Playing games also makes diaper changing easier by keeping the baby in a good mood and still.

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Story telling for infants is both soothing and distracting because of the sing-song quality of the human voice. As a baby grows, she can help the diaper changer tell the story by pointing to objects in the room that are part of the tale. Stories should include the baby���s name, as studies show that all humans pay more attention when we hear our own name. Infants also enjoy silly noises, which are almost guaranteed to bring a smile and laugh. Not only animal noises, but blowing raspberries, beeping like a robot and silly songs can be great baby entertainment.

Playing peek-a-boo with diaper-changing equipment, such as diapers, cream and wipes, is both a fun and educational activity. Showing the baby the diaper, placing it behind the back and bringing it out again is a great way to teach the infant about object permanence. An important cognitive skill, object permanence teaches an infant that any object or person still exists even when the baby can���t see it.

Special toys, only brought out for diaper changes, can help entice an older baby, who is either resisting or won���t sit still during diaper changes. Stored in a basket above the diaper changing table, the toys can even be ordinary objects that the baby only sees at diaper time.

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