Don’t get me wrong, I like the Bambino line of diapers well enough, but at the risk of ABDL apostasy — what the heck is up with those tough plastic front panels?


These guys make a great diaper with thick, absorbent padding and about as soft an exterior as you can manage in waterproof plastic…and then they yank a ten-inch rectangle of packing tape across the front.

If there’s a way to put these things on that doesn’t create sharp-edged fault lines in the colored panel every time you move or fold it, I haven’t figured it out yet. And that’s too bad, because they’re otherwise fantastic diapers — and yes, the designs are cute, when you’re in the mood for something playful and babyish.

I think it would bother me less if they hadn’t put one on their “Bianco,” which is the plain-fronted version of their basic model. Like…seriously, guys, the diaper was already plain white. Putting a clear plastic decal across half of it doesn’t really add much.

Maybe there’s a design function I’m missing here. Who knows. But I like nearly everything about the Bambino line of diapers…except that doggone front panel.

At least make it a little less rigid, guys. I’m begging you here. That stuff’s just not comfortable when it starts to bend and crease.

By | 2017-07-17T21:42:06+00:00 October 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|13 Comments


  1. Jason October 23, 2013 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I’ve never worn Bambino adult diapers. If they were sold in stores, I’d buy them off the shelf. While I like having a diaper with a panel that won’t rip when I rip the tape from the front of the diaper, I could do without the Adult Baby decal. I know some people like it, and I believe in respecting those who do like that stuff, it’s just not for me, or everyone.

  2. Brett October 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    I’m pretty sure that plastic panel is there so the tapes can be adjusted later on without ripping the backing of the diaper… Which is a common problem for plastic backed diapers without that panel (In my experience). I don’t really understand what the big deal is about it. Yes, it is more rigid than the plastic backing, but it isn’t like having a piece of metal there. It has never limited my movement, and the edges can be sharp, but they don’t really have a chance to poke at you.

  3. Bambino October 24, 2013 at 12:30 am - Reply

    The plastic has to be strong due to the tapes, the tapes are very sticky and strong. They need to be to hold the amount of fluid these diapers hold. If the plastic wasn’t there the tapes would rip the soft diaper plastic when undoing the tapes. This tougher plastic allows the tapes to come off and be refastened much easier without destroying the diaper or the tapes. As far as comfort I’ve never had a problem but everyone’s sensitivity is different. However, trust me these are the best on the market and we wouldn’t want them to change it.

    • Jason October 24, 2013 at 1:56 am - Reply

      I agree. I’m afraid I’ve never tried Bambinos. If they were sold in stores as well as online, at least we’d have a choice of how to buy diapers.

  4. James October 24, 2013 at 2:58 am - Reply

    I agree When I ordered these diapers I only wore them at home they make noise and are not comfortable to wear during my busy day.

  5. ellie October 24, 2013 at 9:08 am - Reply

    this is a very nice diaper and I find that it works better then most. the front tape helps keep the diaper on and for me I like that. I like my diaper to be tight around my waist and not have the tape rip away from the diaper. the absorbency of the diaper is one of the best, I think it is as good as a baby diaper. this is a diaper I trust to work every time day in and day out.

  6. CD October 24, 2013 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Hi Geoffrey,

    Yes, indeed there is a reason that they are there. As mentioned before, they not only help the soft plastic from not tearing under the weight of 3 liters of fluid, but they serve as an adjustment panel to get the fit perfect. For me, I fasten the bottom tapes loosely, adjust my manhood appropriately and then fasten the top tapes nice and snug. Then I can re-adjust the bottom tapes to provide a snug fit around my thighs to prevent leaks.

    When I first saw Bambinos, I had been incontinent (and miserable about it) for a while and my wife said it was a fun twist on a bad medical condition. I tried them because of her; it makes a medical condition less clinical. I actually laughed at myself after I tried one on :). After that, it was almost all I ordered. I and my wife think they’re cute and if it helps her with my medical condition I am all for it. Plus, my FSA pays for them 100%.

    Another advantage to the tape front is after a heavy night of wetting, if I don’t want to get up and go through the hassle of changing I just fasten a top tape tighter and go back to sleep. It prevents air from getting through the top which makes me feel cold.

    All in all, I don’t mind being diapered so much now. I do wish I weren’t, but reality dictates I need to wear protection so I do and the cute prints make it easier for me.

    Take care,

    • Jason October 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      Hey Colin. I can relate to being incontinent and not enjoying it. What’s to like about peeing uncontrollably? unless one is into watersports, etc., nothing. I have to wear diapers to keep my pants, my bed, and the seat I’m sitting on dry. I’ve even had my share of messing accidents, the worst!, where diapers would’ve helped.

  7. Tom October 26, 2013 at 9:22 am - Reply

    No way you could adjust the tapes without them, without ripping the actual diaper over, and leaking SAP everywhere…

    • Jason October 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      @ Tom. I agree. Every adult diaper should have this kind of panel on the front to make for easy tape removal and application.

  8. Damavrick October 27, 2013 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Hi, I personally like the front tape panel, exspecially on the bianco plain white diaper. If I could make one change it would be the tapes. I have to buy white duck just to keep them from poppin off, maybe even make the tapes a little bigger would solve that problem. BUT I LOVE BAMBINO DIAPER’S!!! There the only one’s I will buy anymore. Wasted to much money before on junk diaper’s.

  9. Nicky October 29, 2013 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    If Bambino’s were on the same price as Abena, I would buy a closet full.

    • Jason October 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      I agree. And how about selling Bambinos in stores.

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