I am patient and wait for her to calm down and finish what she is doing but I can't get her to lay down to take of the diaper. For pee diapers that is fine, I just change her standing up but for poop it is another story. I am very gentle with her but she screams because I am restricting her movement.
I sing silly songs, distract her with toys, let her handle the wipes but when she wants to get up there is nothing I can do. I'm pretty mellow about it but she persists in shrieking out at the injustice.
It really upsets me because I think what I would feel if someone were trying to do that to me. I don't want to overreact here but it just feels wrong.
Is it too early to offer a potty? Is it too late for elimination communication? I feel like this upset is for a reason and I need to adjust ... but how?
Your help is appreciated.