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    Default What do you look for in a diaper?

    I was gonna make a post asking why almost all of the reviews or opinions about diapers mainly focus on the performance and disregard the looks. It is something that has been on my mind for a while, but as I thought of finally making a post about it I realized why that is.

    Over the last two years I've tried several brands of diapers, and the one constant that I look for in a diaper is to make me feel like a toddler or to reinforce that fantasy.
    Now some of you may say or may be thinking that the simple fact of wearing one already acomplishes that. Because of that all that is left to talk about is performance and quality of the product.

    So wanted to asked instead what do you look for in a diaper.



    For me two things that bothers me about most of adult diapers are: 1) The huge wings that covered a lot of the legs on the sides and 2) the excess of padding on the front and back.

    These two reasons make it so that adult diapers resemble more granny pants but with padding instead of baby diapers which is actually quite interesting because it's quite possible that is the reason why they look like that.

    Because of that it's extremely difficult finding diapers that I don't get frustrated because they don't give the authentic feel of wearing baby diapers. However I found quite recently, four months ago, about the Attends Slip Active (plastic cover) and the Attends Adjustable (cloth-like cover). Both just have a single tape on each side and very little covering on the legs, the latter ones even stretch similar to modern baby diapers. I also like the Tena Maxis a lot.



    So, are you content which just wearing something that performs well and feels comfortable or do you try to wear something that more realistic resembles a baby diaper in an adult size?

    Also what are diapers that better acomplish what you look for in them?

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    Nessus

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    An interesting question. Since I am a DL and have no AB tendencies my evaluation will reflect this bias...

    For me I do understand the concept of how a diaper looks now that I have browsed sufficient diaper porn. Some diapers are much more attractive than others, and it does indeed have to do with how they fit and conform as well as how they bloom with usage.

    I am also very able to appreciate the viewpoints of others even if I do not share then, so I can certainly relate to your dislike for certain diapers based merely on how they look. They may perform as you wish but if they do not look the part then you are not getting everything you want out of them.

    I may not be an AB but I certainly am found in front of the big mirror on a regular basis admiring my diaper (that is such an outrageously humorous thing to have written I just about wet myself when I re-read it... and I am not wearing at the moment!) so I can definitely understand how looks are important.

    I like the nice puffy diapers I see on so many of the hot young girls out there (presumably over 18 as I have zero interest in children). There is nothing better than seeing one of these twenty-somethings with a nice puffy diaper on!

    I am expecting my first order of Bambinos today so I hope to experience them later tonight after my counseling session (the irony in that sentence is that my counseling is all about how I am dealing with the loss of my wife and I am not comfortable discussing my DL fetish nor do I feel a need to). I am looking forward to the experience!

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    I mainly care about thickness, absorbancy, and comfort

    I like a diaper to feel very bulky, I like to feel enveloped by my diaper as if its wearing me so to speak.

    I like a diaper that rises very high in the front and back, I sometimes wear diapers that are size to large but use boosters to fill them out

    As far as appearance goes I prefer fairly plain looking diapers like the dry 24/7 or A+, I do enjoy a good printed diaper once and a while however. I just dont like diapers that look or feel as like a piece of medical equipment

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    Hmm........does a pokemon one count? XD

    The main features would be comfort and absorbency. Those are my key factors for a kind of diaper I would want. Bambino's hold the trophy for that pretty much :P

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    I've yet to experience any premium diapers...but I can say for sure that crinkle is a big factor me.

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    In a word, authenticity. I like the back padding to be square cut at the top (unfortunately most modern ADs seem to be rounded at the top). From the rear waistband it should run straight down, rippling horizontally as it goes, to when its roughly inline with the base of the buttocks, when it should abruptly angle inwards as it begins its journey through the legs. The front padding should go as far towards the front waistband as possible; too many cheap diapers fall short of this and expose the dark shadow of your pubic region which spoils the front on effect. I prefer clean white with as little patena as possible, again for the authenticity of the thing. Baby print is nice every now and then, but at times it has felt like I'm wearing a costume rather than a practical appendage.

    Oh, and THICK.

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    Default What do you look for in a diaper?

    For whatever reason, one of the biggest things for me in a diaper (that perhaps is overlooked by a lot of people) is the SAP/pulp ratio.

    I simply can't stand diapers that have a higher concentration of pulp, as I don't like the way it absorbs, and hate that pulp heavy diaper seems to clump up horribly and fall already after wearing them for a while. (Yes, Abena--I'm looking at you).

    For now, I much more prefer the diapers with a higher amount of SAP, like bambinos (which seem to have the best ratio of SAP to pulp like..ever) , and the new-ish NorthShore supremes.

    Strong, sturdy tapes are also very high on the list of importance for me as well, as I usually like diapers pretty snug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan09 View Post
    For whatever reason, one of the biggest things for me in a diaper (that perhaps is overlooked by a lot of people) is the SAP/pulp ratio.

    I simply can't stand diapers that have a higher concentration of pulp, as I don't like the way it absorbs, and hate that pulp heavy diaper seems to clump up horribly and fall already after wearing them for a while. (Yes, Abena--I'm looking at you).

    For now, I much more prefer the diapers with a higher amount of SAP, like bambinos (which seem to have the best ratio of SAP to pulp like..ever) , and the new-ish NorthShore supremes.

    Strong, sturdy tapes are also very high on the list of importance for me as well, as I usually like diapers pretty snug.
    I understand what you mean two much of one or the other is aweful

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    Nessus

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    This thread turns out to be quite pertinent to me as I just got my first order of Bambinos and Abenas. I went with the Bellisimos and the Abri-Form X Plus, respectively.

    I learned that I need to pay closer attention to the width of the center section as I turn out to be rather narrow and do not like a diaper to chafe in there.

    The story of how this all went down just now is a tad on the humorous side... I happened to arrive home with a full bladder ready for a diaper and was in the middle of putting my diaper on when there was a knock on the door. My order had arrived! Unfortunately I had just smeared A&D on my butt...

    I threw my undies back on (what a mess that made of them!) and threw on my clothes to open the door and accept my order. Mind you I am holding a good one through all this...

    I opened the first package which turned out to be the Bambinos and yanked one out and hastily put it on. Having damn near hurt myself holding it in the past - I literally managed to pull a muscle in my butt a few weeks back - I quickly let it go and soaked the Bambino in the front. I have to admit it certainly soaked it up well enough.

    However, that is when I began to get a better sense of what I like in a diaper. The Bambino was just too foldy and wide for my taste, as well as being relatively stiff while dry. I may grow used to this in the Bambinos as they are clearly a superior diaper from an absorbent sens

    I decided to head into the shower to fill the Bambino and it definitely took it well. I will have to try one again in the future, but the Abena's were beckoning me...

    I opened that pack and immediately noticed that they are softer and not as stiff. The tapes are lower as well and I think that is something I prefer now that I have tried several different diapers. Body shape is so clearly a major factor in all this! I am relatively slender at 5' 9" and 155 lbs so I do not need a large diaper. So far the dry Abena is doing pretty well. Hopefully it will not remain dry for long.

    I have a pack of Northshore Supremes and they are stiff as heck and, for me, very uncomfortable and loose. Not my kind of diaper (I really can see how personal our tastes are!) as it is not comfortable for me to wear.

    I think for me that my daily diaper right now is a boosted Tranquility ATN. They are inexpensive, very comfortable (soft when dry and nicely squishy when wet) and they work well in combination with a booster pad. Between the two I am finding they are my go-to diaper now. Very comfortable and I can wear them for as long as they or I last.

    In the past I was a user of Depends - I still have a stash and they make the best diaper for when I want my custom boosted ultra capacity version for things I can't really discuss here - and I can really see how they are a cheap and not very good diaper when used alone. I cannot imagine using one without boosting it in some way now, but that said, they can work well if need be.

    I have used Assurance in the past and they have been quite comfortable, but the newest ones seem very different and not as good.

    In all I am fascinated by the breadth of taste in diapers I have seen and how much it makes sense given all the factors. Between the feelings they produce, the background of the individual, the reason they wear and so on there is a diaper out there for everyone!

    Life is good when my diaper is wet! Hmm... better get to work on that now.

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    Interesting question. I think the most important things are how well the diaper fits, and how well it performs (absorbency, feeling confident about not leaking). Then... the feeling. Nice plastic outer, full-fitting, comfortable, effective leg-cuffs, elasticated waistband... the feeling of the padding.

    And last, I suppose, is its appearance. Good tapes are nice, but I've almost resigned myself to using duct tape to reinforce tapes of any quality, so... I can work round that!



    Quote Originally Posted by Fraldinhas View Post
    For me two things that bothers me about most of adult diapers are: 1) The huge wings that covered a lot of the legs on the sides and 2) the excess of padding on the front and back.
    Oh... I actually like that. The bigger the coverage, the littler I feel. :-)



    Quote Originally Posted by mk1rage View Post
    I like a diaper that rises very high in the front and back, I sometimes wear diapers that are size to large but use boosters to fill them out
    I like high-rise diapers too! But I like them to fit perfectly, so I get the right size for me. Boosters are interesting... I like them occasionally. But mostly they feel a bit weird -- I'd rather just have some super-extra-thick diapers for when I felt the need.



    Quote Originally Posted by BenzyD View Post
    I've yet to experience any premium diapers...but I can say for sure that crinkle is a big factor me.
    Crinkles are great, but it's all about the feeling for me. Crinkles are a Brucey-bonus!



    Quote Originally Posted by Dan09 View Post
    For whatever reason, one of the biggest things for me in a diaper (that perhaps is overlooked by a lot of people) is the SAP/pulp ratio.

    I simply can't stand diapers that have a higher concentration of pulp, as I don't like the way it absorbs, and hate that pulp heavy diaper seems to clump up horribly and fall already after wearing them for a while. (Yes, Abena--I'm looking at you).

    For now, I much more prefer the diapers with a higher amount of SAP, like bambinos (which seem to have the best ratio of SAP to pulp like..ever) , and the new-ish NorthShore supremes.

    Strong, sturdy tapes are also very high on the list of importance for me as well, as I usually like diapers pretty snug.
    Ha ha -- that's interesting. I quite like pulpy-diapers (so long as they're effective). The Abena's have become (to my mind) quite SAPy now, but they're still one of the best I've tried. They don't feel as good as they used to, but they are comfortable, full-fitting and reliable.

    The (recently discontinued?) plastic-backed Tena Maxi Slip was really SAPy. Nice on occasion, but not my favourite. :-)

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