I hope it's not too obnoxious for me to offer up this advice. You see, I've lately been reminded of the usefulness of one of my favorite parenting "tricks" because my little one is at the stage of refusing to lie still for an entire diaper change no matter what toy I give him for distraction.
For those of you who are charged with keeping squirmy bottoms clean and dry, I have one more weapon for you to add to your arsenal. This trick of the trade has been about 75% effective for all of my children.
If you've finished up with the diaper itself, and baby just won't be still to be snapped up (onesies, sleepers, etc.), try this. Say the word, "snap," but emphasize the beginning sound. Sound like a snake, and only finish the word just as you're snapping that particular snap. Repeat for each snap. I get quiet attention, giggles, and sometimes they even hiss along with me, but I almost always get a still and cooperative baby.
It's worth a try. If it doesn't work, you're out nothing. If it does, your day is that much simpler.
Do you have any other simple parenting tricks that are free and easy that have really worked for you? Please comment and let me know because I need all the tricks up my sleeve I can gather.