So, I get a lot of questions on how exactly I go about putting my diaper on and I see a lot of posts on message boards on the best way to put a diaper on.  So, I am going to tell you what works with me.  This is not to say it is the best for you but it works the best for me.  It also varies by diaper how I do it but mostly remains the same.

For the typical Bambino Diaper that I wear most often – I usually put it on while I am laying down.  It is easier and also gives me the best fit.  So, first I spread out the diaper in front of me making sure every thing is unfolded properly.  Then, I put the powder actually on the diaper before I get down on it so I can see where it all goes and there is no need to actually put the powder on any of my ‘areas’ if I put enough on the actual diaper seat, backing, and front area.  Then, I lay down on it positioning the diaper so that the diaper is higher in the back and comes just below my belly button in the front.

Then, being careful to keep the flaps straight when taping the diaper otherwise it can get that ‘cutting into you feeling’ if you happen to have tight clothes on (i.e. me with my typically tight jeans).  I always tape up the top tabs first so that I can position my legs afterwards to make sure that diaper is correctly aligned on my body before taping up the bottom ones.  You want to allow your legs to be able to move freely and not tape the two lower tabs too low otherwise it can cause discomfort in multiple ways.  So, I tape the two bottom tabs still laying down.  Some people say they stand up to do that but I have never done it that way.

Once the diaper is fully taped up, I stand up and make sure everything looks good.  Sort of wiggle my legs to get the seat of the diaper ‘loose’ and I will typically fold the front of the Bambino Diaper down a bit.  I like that little blue colors in the front of the Bambino’s when you fold it down – I don’t know I think it kind of has a cute and babyish look to it but, that is just me.  So, nothing complicated or extravagant but for those wondering how I put my diapers on – there you go.

The only advice I have is to not tape the tabs too tight otherwise it can cause a lot of discomfort that you necessarily won’t feel immediately but as you move about the day, the tightness will definitely become more prevalent and start cutting into you if its too tight and be very discomforting.  So, make it snug I guess is the keyword here.  A snug diaper is a perfect diaper after all.  And, a little thing I always do if I am not wearing any pants is I like to have the little ‘pouch’ of the seat of the diaper (esp. the Bambino’s do this well) stick out.  I don’t know what it is but its something that I like to do so I will typically maneuver the diaper so as to get that little pouch sticking out between the seat of the diaper and back.  I am sure some of you know what I am referring too…lol sort of hard to describe..

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  1. Ryan April 17, 2009 at 4:15 am - Reply

    Sounds pretty convenient being able to just apply all the powder right on the thing, instead of having to do it manually on yourself… idk how that would do for guys, since i gotta lift up some unmentionable pieces down there to apply it, it gets pretty cumbersome. I typically do the bottom tabs first and work my way up (i use attend w/ waistband – 3×2 tape), that way I can get the fit under my tummy nice and snug, but your way intrigues me in a way i don’t wanna explain. I’mma try it next time.

    On a side note, i’m just wondering, have you ever worn more than one Bambino at once? I heard you talk about wearing multiple cheapo/thin ones, but how does wearing two Bambinos feel? o.O

  2. Klaus April 17, 2009 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    And, a little thing I always do if I am not wearing any pants is I like to have the little ‘pouch’ of the seat of the diaper (esp. the Bambino’s do this well) stick out.

    Now that sounds cute. Could you be so kind and provide a photograph for my lack of imagination?


  3. seamuis April 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I always powder the diaper first as well. its just easier that way. one thing to note on making sure its not too tight. especially for those with sensitive skin, this is really important for the fit around the legs (dont make the bottom tapes too tight) because this can (and I know from experience) cause rubbing & irritation to the point of pain. you might not notice at first but later on it can get really bad. I did that a few times and couldnt wear a diaper or underwear at all because it hurt too bad.

  4. Me! April 18, 2009 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Hi Adrian.

    Kind of along the same subject – what do you do with your dirty diapers? Just throw them out in the regular trash?

  5. nappybum April 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Hi Adrian,

    Great post. I tried the position you described myself after reading it and it feels very babyish indeed. I love your blog and I hope you continue to share your diaper adventures with us. Good on you for being so open and strong about your feelings for diapers and incontinence. It’s nice to hear from someone out there in the ABDL community who is so down to earth. I’d also like to ask how you and peter manage the disposal of your dirty diapers. I can never seem to eliminate the smell. My garbage always smells awful no matter how many times I bag each diaper. Any tips?

  6. wettie April 19, 2009 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I usually change my diapers standing. Back side leaning against the bathroom wall, diaper between wall and butt. Then pulling the diaper between my legs to the correct height. I close the upper tapes first. That is not a very babyish way but works at home as well as in a public toilet or baby changing room.
    Adrian, another topic to write about could be diapers and summer. Summer is fastly approaching even in north Europe and girls` summer clothes together with a diaper is becoming a big deal again.

  7. matt May 3, 2009 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    i think a video demo would be excellent. heres why….the times of the standard ” ok let me take your pic wearing this diaper” are coming to an end..the fetish is evolving and people are getting more and more interested in what REAL abdls do in their daily lives and the big PROduction videos, although some are good, hardly ever contain what i am particularly looking for…which is diaper USE for everything… the person using the diaper feels before they use it during and after. and how the person watching feels..and the diaper change…what is said felt and even smelled although i know its not a good….to make it simple…make it like a home movie…u see your baby doing something interesting that you think others would like to see so you film it.
    THis is a GREAT start and i HOPE it will go in this direction. keep up the good work

  8. dhammer May 4, 2009 at 1:42 am - Reply

    I tape all the tapes first and put the diaper on like a pair of shorts. After wearing diapers so often, I pretty well know where to put them. Once on, I then adjust all the tapes for a perfect fit. I wear the Attends with the 3 tapes per side.

  9. John July 3, 2009 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I started wearing diapers when I was younger. The fetish thing. I enjoyed the security and the comfort of them. Now karma has a way of reeling its ugly head.

    I have had several bad UTI’s. And because of this I now get to wear them so I don’t embarrass myself in public or ruin furniture.

    So on to the placement issue. I start off by using desitin on my diaper area, I have been having rash problems. Then I place the Molicare on the wall and I stand up to it. I adjust it so that the top is at the small of my back. Then I bring the diaper up between my legs and then I adjust the leg tapes first. I have tried the top ones first but I don’t get the fit I need. I am a heavy wetter so the legs are quite snug. I then use some powder so that it will go where the desitin missed. Then I tape up the top of the diapers. I run a finger inside the leg gathers so that the outer plastic of the diaper is on the outside. and there ya go. I can go an entire day at work in one Molicare. Nice feel and I like the crinkle sound that only I can hear. I think.

    Have a great and safe 4th.

  10. Andy August 17, 2009 at 10:37 am - Reply

    You said that if you aren’t wearing trousers then you pull the seat of your nappy down. What is the best way to deal with the seat when you are wearing trousers or shorts?

  11. Matt December 24, 2009 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I have a problem, my bottom tapes always come loose or come off. Do you have that problem? If so How did you correct it?

  12. Waste of a perfectly good diaper February 8, 2010 at 10:33 pm - Reply

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  13. vanessa September 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    i wear diapers to school.

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  15. Tucker June 2, 2011 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Sounds so cute!

  16. Diaper man November 11, 2011 at 8:32 am - Reply

    I want a woman to put me in a diapering Spotswood, NJ.

  17. Billi November 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Read all of you posts – sounds like every one has a complicated way to diaper oneself (with out a helper). At first I had occasional accidents – now I have to wear a diaper at night from after dinner to morning. I have cloth diapers and Bambinos plus the largest insert.

    i know exactly where my tabs should be for a tight fit and therefore make my diaper look like Jockey shorts. Before I put my diaper shorts on i place my insert in between my legs in up front for a guy. I then wiggle a little until everything is comfortable and in place. This has worked for me now for over two years. When I go out shopping I carry two already taped shorts with me, should I need to change in a bathroom using the toilet stall I can with out using the floor.

    Give it a try you soon will know how to take a diaper and transform it into a super pull-up!


  18. tinlizziedl November 27, 2011 at 11:58 am - Reply

    At home:
    Lay out the diaper, completely unfolded. Apply powder to diaper, making sure I get the whole thing, especially the crotch and leg gathers (helps prevent chafing). Sit down in approximately the right spot on it, making sure the male equipment is pointed downwards. Pull the diaper up as I lay back, then wiggle a little to fine tune the position. Apply top tapes first (I’m a righty, so I always start on the upper right side), then I stand up. Snug up the diaper, pulling the inner (front) wings upwards a bit without loosening the top tapes. This snugs up the leg gathers. Then I apply the bottom tapes, wiggle again (for settling the diaper in place) and I’m done.

    In public restroom:
    Find a clean stall. Drop the pants, tucking the loose end of my belt behind itself in the first beltloop to the right of the zipper (I always have stuff on my belt that wants to fall off). Make sure I’m done using the diaper, then untape it and let it lay open in my pants to catch any stray drips. Pull out the wipes and clean off. Use skin cream if needed, wipe off hands again. Pull out fresh diaper, unfold it, hold the back of it with one hand behind me and pull the front up between legs. Hold legs together to keep diaper up while I apply tape tabs, similar to how I do it laying down. Apply powder down front and back of diaper, and pat the front and back while running a finger around the leg gathers to distribute powder. Pull pants up, tuck in shirt, done.

    Diaper disposal:
    At home, I have a dedicated garbage can near the back door that gets emptied at least once a week, usually more often than that. In a restroom, I’ll put the used diaper in a zip-lock bag and carry it to the garbage can in my diaper bag for discreet disposal.

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