For the daddy to an adult baby the natural impulse is that your little guy be in diapers – they’re the safest thing, they provide the right level of protection, and there’s a bond that’s created between you and your little guy that only comes from changing him and taping up his crinkly diaper so that it’s secure and snug.
But often a little guy might come into your life who confesses with a blush that he likes Goodnites or Drynites and that maybe Daddy will consider letting him wear them at night or in the day.
But before you say no – consider that there can be a lot of emotions and memories that your little guy has, and that time in a Goodnites (or sometimes a Pull-Up) can be affirming and can help remind him that he’s Daddy’s little boy.
Discovering His Little Side
For many adult babies or ‘little boys’ a Goodnites may have been their first experience being ‘padded’. Unable to or afraid of buying adult diapers, they might have the courage to buy Goodnites or Pull-Ups.
Other times, their “little” side will first express itself in a curiosity about wet beds or pants. They will associate those feelings with ads for bed wetting ‘protection’. They might think it’s one of the only options available for ‘older’ boys and many will continue wearing them as they get much older.
Wearing Goodnites can also be practical – they will even fit larger kids, and so they can be a practical first step in discovering the inner connection to needing diapers and expressing the little side of themselves.
Finally, the lack of a noticeable ‘bulge’ or crinkle may have even been the basis for them to learn that they could have protection outside of home and because of it have learned that being in a diaper can provide a sense of security in all kinds of situations.
Some Boys Never Grow Up
For many, they may never grow out of being a little boy who needs protection for wet pants or beds – and might never feel that they need the full protection of diapers.
For those boys you have a special little guy who might need help with potty training and who might even wear training undies or plastic pants while he tries to become a “big boy” (usually with only very limited success!)
But for other boys, they will eventually realize that the need for protection doesn’t stop at ‘padding’ – they need a diaper and they will need a Daddy to put them in one, to check them and change them.
You will be giving these little guys a chance to express the sides of themselves which might have started as a ‘little boy’ trying a Goodnites but might end up with a toddler in his diaper and onesie, Daddy holding him and making sure that he feels loved and accepted no matter how little he might be.