It seems to me there’s no middle ground when it comes to diapers, especially for teen or adult babies. Pampers introduction not so long ago of size 8 recognized that not every kid grows out of diapers at the same age but….well, then what?
Even Underjams, Goodnights and other training pants assume that you’re training, that the diapers need to be discrete, and that once you hit maybe age 11 or so you’re well past the age for diapers.
I don’t think that diaper companies need to cater specifically to those who PREFER diapers rather than it being a need. But it does seem like it sends a message that there is no diaper for that middle ground – the period in between size 8 Pampers and ‘adult’ diapers. You’re either in Goodnights or underwear, I guess….but what about the 16 year old who needs more than a Pull-Up?
The introduction of Underjams is a step in the right direction. At least it acknowledges through its images and advertising that sometimes older kids still need diapers. The video emphasizes their discretion:
And while I don’t imagine we’ll come to a day where we see a package like above, do you think there should be a better selection of diapers for that middle ground before adulthood? Do teens who need to wear diapers feel like there’s something missing in the market?