There are, of course, two sides to every story.
I'm going to maybe make a regretful mistake by assuming here.
But, as Children, I imagine a majority of us were bed-wetters.
And a fraction of Us in that category were day-wetters as well.
I was... I had wet spots all the time and two bad accidents in 3rd grade.
Back in the 1970's Teacher's and Staff looked the other way rather than say anything.
Unless it was something humiliating. And an 8 year old doesn't know how to ask for help.
Your just scared and feel worthless.
Even then I hope for some of us meant understanding parents.
The choices of practical protection were cloth and rubber pants.
Or my favorite kind of diaper. Wing folded old school Vintage Pampers in a Purple box.
(The reason I have my avatar)
That is if you could fit into them. I was a chronic bed-wetter all through grade school.
It finally tapered off after my 10th bithday. But I wet the bed up until almost 11 back in the 1978.
I think that was about the time Huggies came out. Pull ups came out about a decade later.
There was a Johnson & Johnson brand, but they were not real popular like Huggies
I've also heard of diapers being used as a form of punishment.
Even if the Child didn't have a problem in some cases. That seems about as bizarre as my situation.
Otherwise there may have been shame and embarrassment, and punishments for many of us at an older age.
I received constant verbal abuse and it was my fault.
But my mother offered no solutions, and no doctors. Just blame and wet sheets to sleep on.
I was reversed punished, by NOT being allowed to wear Pampers or cloth diapers.
The only protection given was a rubber sheet to protect the mattress on my bed.
I slept on damp pee from the night before all through the week.
Even though we were not poor and had a washer & dryer,
And mother could of bought another set of sheets.
But would only do my one set of sheets on Saturday.
Only to wake up Sunday morning to another wet bed for the week.
It was her twisted logic of getting me to stop.
I've heard some say in these forums that they wish they did NOT wear diapers just like I say I wish I could have.
So it's just hard to understand their point of view.
Just the same as I say I'd take the hash spankings some Kids got if to just get the diapers.
So how did you cope if you Needed to wear them?
If you were forced to wear them as a form of punishment, How do you deal with it today?
My punishments were also early bedtimes and continuing using my Todder bed till at least age 8.
And my room was kept in a nursery print all that time as well.
So you can imagine I had few if any friends over.
Instead of physical punishment, It was emotional.
But they are both no different in what it does to a Child.
That's what I'm so curious to know.
What would a diapered Childhood be like for me?
And how I could of been a more confident kid. Or is it a case of "the grass is just greener?"
Tell me Please...