After a long winter and a few months of feeling very very wet and listening to lots of rain, it always seems like warmer weather doesn’t just creep up it arrives with a bang. Suddenly the sun is out and it’s not just nice out it’s actually hot!
(At least in climates like where I live, which has a winter with snow!)
And with warmer weather it’s time to pack away the wool sleepers and dig out the shorts and shortalls for the adult baby in your life.
Spring and summer is about renewal, about life and warmth and growth, it’s about sky and grass and lakes.
But it’s also an important time in your relationship to the little boy in your life because it opens up new ways to show how much you care for him and how much you accept the baby boy he really is inside.
What Spring Means to the Adult Baby
Spring can make an adult baby scared, excited, curious, and playful. After months that focused mostly on indoor activities, it’s time to head outside.
Your little guy will want to go to the playground with his daddy and be pushed on the swings or swoosh down the slide; he’ll want to head to the beach and splash his feet in the waves; or maybe he’ll want to go to the zoo and stick his tongue out at the giraffes.
But as excited as he is about all the new things he can do with his daddy, he might also be feeling a little nervous: because spring means spring and summer clothes, and summer clothes often mean more of a chance that others will notice the white of his diapers sticking above the waist or see the bulge of a nappy under his shorts.
As a daddy to an adult baby you’ll be changing him and dressing him for the day. It’s important to realize that he might be feeling a little flutter of nervousness in his tummy as you get him ready for that first day out in warmer weather.
There’s no reason to change your morning routine: be gentle and loving as you put him in his diaper, making sure that it’s nice and snug and is unlikely to leak.
Reassure him that he’s a good little boy and that with his diaper there’s no worries about accidents. Reinforce to him that he needs his diapers but that daddy is there to take care of him and to change his pampers.
When you dress him for the day choose something that suits a warm spring day!
But keep it simple: a pair of shorts with Pokemon on one cuff, or a pair of baby blue shorts in a soft cotton are perfect.
Put a shirt on your little guy that comes down over the waist but is in bright colors or childish patterns.
Take a look at your little boy and tell him how cute he is, that he looks like an adorable baby boy and that you’re proud to be his daddy.
Give his diapered bum a little pat and perhaps assure him (it will depend on the character of your little guy) that his diaper isn’t toooo noticeable under his shorts.
And remember as you walk around with your baby boy on a beautiful day that the crinkle of his diaper, the secure padded feeling between his legs, the idea he might have that other people can notice his slight waddle or the bulge of his diapers will have him leaning towards you for security and safety.
He’ll feel self-conscious on his first day of spring as daddy’s diapered boy, out for a walk in his spring clothes, but he will also feel happy because he knows that he needs both his diapers and his daddy, and that the world is even more beautiful because of it.
But what about you – do you feel shy or excited when daddy takes you out to play in your summer outfit? And what’s your favorite outfit for a trip to the park on those first really warm days of spring?
Oh! And a very special thank you to the little boy in the photos for being such an inspiration.