It’s winter where I am, and at this time of the year I start thinking about heading somewhere warm. I’m single and I don’t mind travelling alone, but I do miss the times when I could take Jay.
For Jay, a vacation gave an added sense of freedom – I could put him in diapers for the week or two that we were away and the vacation became a double reason to relax and celebrate.
He also LOVED the sun. I know – not the best idea for keeping your skin baby soft, but no matter how much I tried to warn him he always gravitated to sitting by the pool. I’d usually sit nearby in the shade reading a book and it was enough to give me a pretty good tan on its own.
Seeing him lying by the pool with the tell-tale bulge of his diaper visible beneath his swim suit and with the white plastic peeking up over the top of the waist instantly relaxed me. I’m not sure why a ‘dad’ would feel so good and so calm seeing his little one lounging in his diapers but it sure felt like that to me.
Not every vacation with an adult baby or diaper lover needs to include diapers. It depends on your relationship, his interests, whether he has phases when he is ‘little’, wears diapers full time, or prefers to explore things on a weekend now and then.
For adult babies, vacation time is all about fun. A trip to Disney, a splash pool or water park, roller coasters or just a quiet little cottage by the ocean where he can make sand castles and be put down for long naps. These trips might include all the toddler clothes and your little one will rarely be without his pacifier in his mouth. A well planned trip might include making sure you have a large stroller for when your little one gets tired from walking, and you’ll need plenty of toys and books for those evening moments before bed time.
For others, a more ‘adult’ vacation might make more sense – hiking, a hotel in a city, or a road trip with lots of motels and junk food. Your boy might wear his junkiest clothes – the ripped up jeans, old t-shirts, or there might be formal nights on the town and fancy dinners.
Regardless, when we’re on vacation we get a release – all the stresses behind us, no one we know, we’re strangers in a new land. This relaxed feeling and a sense of being uninhibited from the often grinding reality of daily life is often just the ticket for full-time diapers: your little one wants to be free, to relax, to be himself, and to have no cares. Making sure he’s in his diapers while you’re away can be the ultimate get-away.
Diapers at the Beach
Mornings on vacation I’d change Jay into a nice clean diaper and get him dressed. Sometimes he’d wear boarder shorts or sometimes he’d wear tighter Adidas-type shorts that ended just below the diaper. Either way, it was pretty clear he had a diaper on, although he might have a looser/long shirt over top to be more discrete. But he’d quickly take that off once he felt comfortable being around other people.
Lying down and getting a tan on his back, the thick padding on his rear was noticeable enough, but there was also usually a very visible band of diaper sticking up over his shorts, made even more so because of the sun and the bright white color of the diaper.
It amazed me that someone who would often be self-conscious at home and worry about people finding out he was a diaper boy would lose that concern when we were away.
And that was a very special thing for me – it made me proud that he could find a place where he didn’t care and could be himself.
Every now and then I’d go and give him a little diaper check. He’d always get a little shiver of happiness when I did. Eventually his wet diaper would tell me it was time for a change, and getting him into a clean one would become a little vacation within the vacation.
Vacations are our ideal lives in many ways. No stress, carefree, and usually somewhere that we can pretend is our ideal home away from home. For ‘dad’ and ‘son’ it becomes a chance to get away from it all and create some bonding time, and diapering for the duration just adds to the experience.
Have you ever had a diapered vacation? What would be your dream get-away? If every fantasy could come true what would it include?