You come into the living room and your little one is on the floor. You hear the reassuring sound of his diapers crinkling as he wiggles his legs.
He doesn’t notice you enter the room. Instead, he seems to be deep in conversation…with his plushy!
For the Daddy to the ABDL boy, his relationship with a stuffed animal can simply seem playful or imaginative. But for many little ones, this relationship can go far deeper: their plushy is a friend, confidante and snuggle companion.
I recently asked the little ones in the ABDLDaddy Discord server to send me photos of their “little helpers”. And I loved the photos, which are featured in this post.
They reminded me that before a little one has a Daddy he often has one steady companion: his teddy bear or stuffed dinosaur, a Winnie the Pooh bear he still has from his “real” childhood or a Build-a-Bear that he bought last summer.
It’s important to recognize that as a Daddy you’re a newcomer! And that his plushy has often been there for him through some difficult times.
When you first get to know your little one, you should also get to know his plushy: what’s its name? Does it have a favourite food? What kind of adventures have they had together? How has his plushy been helpful over the years?
Mr. Button even helps with accounting homework! (Which lets Daddy off the hook, thank goodness).
A Little Family
As a Daddy to an adult baby or little boy, you’re in a relationship with an ‘adult’. But his little side also means you’re adopting a larger family: one (or a dozen) plushies.
You should get to know them. And you should involve them in decisions! Ask your little one: “does Teddy need a nap?”…”Doge looks sad, is he OK?”
Often, your little one can communicate his own needs through his friend. Remember: his teddy bear knows him really well! And so if Daddy asks, Teddy might be able to tell you whether your little one is scared or sad, excited or sleepy.
It’s good to know that your little one has a friend he can count on. And now with a Daddy, he has a super-powered zone of protection!
Watched over by his plushy, protected by his diapers, and with Daddy there to give cuddles, diaper changes and lots of positive reinforcement, he can feel safe to be the little boy he has always been inside.
What was once a sometimes lonely time with only his stuffed animal for company has now become a family, and as a Daddy you should be proud that his plushy has adopted YOU, just as your little one might be proud that he has you as his Daddy.