Maybe I’m just not enough of a hipster, but the craze for authentic-looking reproductions of “vintage” baby diapers has left me out in the cold.
It was the ABU Super Dry Kids diaper that drew my attention to the phenomenon. Since then I’ve run into a couple of other companies (or their customers) gushing about diapers that look “just like” old Pampers, Huggies, etc.
Which to me begs the question: how many ABDLs out there actually remember what their childhood diapers looked like?
I certainly don’t. Maybe my early childhood memory is just unusually bad, but I have no visual memory of the diapers I wore as a baby. I don’t think most of them had any prints or decorations, but I might be making that up? It’s all honestly pretty vague.
Lifelong incontinents who went through all of childhood and adolescence diapered would of course have a different experience. But I had a good ten- to twenty-year gap in there where I wasn’t thinking about diapers much at all, and when they did re-enter my life it was as functional adult products rather than anything with baby associations.
So while I guess it’s kind of cool that people are making reproductions of classic diapers, I really am curious who the market is. How many of us that were infants in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s (the years most of these knock-offs seem to be based on) actually remember the visual appearance of the diapers we wore as infants?