For many ABs and Littles, we first discover our ABDL side by ourselves, and then possibly later get to share it with someone in a relationship. Being an AB/Little is quite easy (if sometimes slightly lonely) to do by yourself, but how do Caretakers manage?
If you've been a caretaker for an AB/Little, is there any way you can still do (and enjoy) those nurturing caretaker activities without having a little around? Would the caregiver maybe use a substitute like a doll or plushy, or 'play' with an imaginary Little?
Also, if you discover you like the idea of being an ABDL caretaker, how do you indulge and explore that interest if you don't have a Little to play that role with?
I'd be really interested to here any theories on this, especially from anyone who's been or identified as an AB Mommy/Daddy/Caregiver, yet not had a Little to look after or otherwise discipline.