Introspection on diapers

I was thinking about this the other day as my 8 yo kids wets and my wife was getting moody about it.

When I was a kid I wet the bed until I started high school. To protect the bed I wore diaper and plastic pants. No disposables in those days. Unlike what I read on the internet, there was no humiliation or punishment from my parents. I don't recall being particularly worried by friends finding out. I don't recall being teased. My siblings and parents rarely mentioned it. I was at times frustrated and depressed but most of the time I just lived with it. The routine at home in the morning was to get up and have a shower and take the plastic pants and nappy off in the shower and rinse them out then hang them on a rack to dry. At night I would diaper myself. This was just pull on the plastic pants and then stuff the folded diaper in.

I think I must have been pretty unfazed most of the time. I can remember watching cartoons on Saturday morning TV still in my pyjamas with the wet nappy on and not caring and mum hassling me to have a shower. My recollection was I felt it was unfair that I would miss out on some TV when my siblings did not have to have a shower. As an adult is sounds kind of gross to think that a 11 or 12yo kid would be unfazed about sitting in a wet diaper but it really did not worry me that much. I also recall waking on cold winter mornings like at around 5am and needing to go and just doing it. I think I figured that since it happened so often when I was asleep that doing it when awake was kind of some kind of weird pay back on myself or something.


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  • I wish my mom had given me diapers. I had a crinkly plastic sheet on my bed. I would wake up many mornings totally cold and saturated. Often all my sheets and blankets had to be washed and dried. There was yelling and acqusations and tears. It was horrible.

  • Interesting. I guess lots of different experiences for different people.

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