Avery has always been one of those babies that always wants to be on the go. As soon as she figured out how to crawl, she didn’t ever want to sit still again. I love that she is so active and wants to be everywhere, but there are many times when I just need her to sit still and she doesn’t want it to happen.
For the past month, she has really disliked getting dressed and undressed. It’s become more of a wrestling match than a quick change. She fights me when I try to put on her shirt, will try to roll over and make a getaway. It makes it extremely hard and time consuming to get her dressed in the morning.
Through the squirms, getaways, and the occasional fussiness, I’ve found ways that I can make the process easier and less stressful for both of us.
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