Now, I love skiing. I always have. But I think a big part of the attraction of many winter sports is – well, no one can tell you have a diaper on underneath.
So winter fun has its own very special dad/son elements as well. Aside from just plain spending time with a little guy, which is the ultimate on its own, there are soooo many amazing things related to play time in the snow.
An adult baby rarely has to worry about diapers showing (for those of you who worry that is). And even leaks are barely an issue – with all the tumbles and snow angels and snow ball fights who cares about another wet spot on your snow suit?
Special Moments Getting Ready with Dad
But there’s also something really special to a dad about getting his little guy ready to go out in the snow. All the extra preparation makes it an incredibly warm experience for dad.
There’s the diaper of course, and since you can never be sure how much energy your little guy will have, always better to choose one that’s a little thicker than normal. He might outlast poor dad. 🙂
And then there are all the awesome layers – plastic pants maybe, a fleece onesie, fleece long johns (I’ve seen some amazing long onesies which would be ideal), a cute knit sweater with puppies on it maybe.
Then it’s time to get your little guy bundled up, and there’s nothing better than a snow suit to make him feel snug and warm.
(The clothes in the photos are from an supplier in Germany and are made for adult babies).
Add the scarf, mitts, and then helping your little one with his boots and the whole experience is so amazing for dad.
How Daddy Feels
I got to thinking about all of this today and I had the warmest most amazing feeling.
All that care and attention, dressing a little guy, and then the good clean air and all the fun, and no worries about boring old potty breaks like the other kids on the slope. One of those many times when keeping your boy in diapers pays off big time.
But for me, the feeling for a dad is something else – not just practical, but there’s something about the added layer of care and protection – not just the diapers and letting a little guy feel safe to be himself, but you’re also providing protection from the cold, and you’re given lots of ways to show a little guy that you care.
After a day in the snow, it’s back to the lodge or chalet for lots of snuggling time, footies, sleepers and early to bed (or crib). Your toddler will be tired out from all the fresh air and probably feeling kind of sleepy with a warm emotion that dad was there to dress him, have fun with him, and give him extra special care and attention throughout the day.
Who could ask for much more than that as you watch your baby boy fall asleep after a day in the snow?