It’s Sunday afternoon. You get your little guy changed into a clean diaper. You help him into a play shirt. And then you go and put some shorts or pants on and he kicks up a bit of a fuss.
He knows that daddy knows best, but you sense he’d just as soon wear just a t-shirt and a diaper.
For the daddy to an adult baby, it’s important to understand that there are times when you’ll want to make sure he’s dressed properly for a day of play, a trip to the park, or to keep him warm on cooler days. But there are also times when you should keep him in just a t-shirt and diaper.
A New Openness as a Baby
Often, an adult baby spent many years ‘hiding’ the special side of himself that you’ve come to know and love. You’ve provided him with a safe space to express who he really is inside, and you’ve helped him to discover the inner voice inside in new ways.
Being able to wear a diaper around the house can be a big event for your little guy. In the past, he may have been able to on his own or in his own room, but now there’s someone else around and it can feel strange to him to be seen by someone else in his diapers.
Bonding Moments with Daddy
So those days when you let him scamper around in a diaper and t-shirt, or on warmer days just a diaper, can provide a special bonding moment between a daddy and son.
It shows that you’re proud to have a baby boy around the house and that he shouldn’t need to ‘cover up’ the diapers (diapers which he needs anyways!).
Having him dressed in just his diaper has the added advantage that it’s easier to tell if he needs a change.
In fact, there’s another special bonding moment – that first time when, with daddy in the room, he feels himself wet his diapers and knows that daddy might be noticing.
When daddy comes and notices the wet diaper, and leans down to slip a finger along the leg, the day in just a diaper will make him feel like he’s being cared for in a loving, gentle way, and that his diapers are clearly part of who he is and an important, open part of his expression.