Light a Match!

If you poop in your diapers, you’re probably aware that the smell from the poop is usually quite strong and spreads quite fast. Personally, I usually like the smell, but no matter your standpoint on the smell, it’s an easy way for others to find out what you’ve done, and you probably don’t want that. I know I try to avoid it—although less so now than I used to.

The main tactic I’ve used to combat the smell throughout most of my time wearing diapers has been air fresheners. I’ve used quite a few different air fresheners over my few years, yet never been completely satisfied with any. They only cover up the smell, as far as I can tell, and it takes a good amount to do even that. Such a high amount tends to give me a headache. And when the smell of the air freshener fades, at least a faint smell of poop usually still remains.

I have tried additional smell-removal tactics over the years, such as opening a window or turning on a bathroom exhaust fan, but none of them have fully removed the smell either. That is, except for lighting a match.

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I Got New Wipes!

Wipes are the only diaper accessory I’ve ever bought, and they’ve been worth it. Believe it or not, though, I’ve only ever bought wipes 3 times!

The first time I bought wipes, I got baby wipes from Walgreens. They were cheap and high-quality, but I can’t remember the brand name or anything. The second time I bought wipes, it was on Amazon, after much internal debate about which ones to get. In retrospect, despite all my deliberation, I was probably too inexperienced with wipes to buy online; the ones I got were bad.

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I remember some of the reasons I got them. They were from a brand I’d heard of, they were marketed for adults, they seemed reasonably-priced, and they came in a large enough quantity (a box of 8 packs) that they would count toward free shipping and mean I wouldn’t have to buy more for a while.

But, oh, the frustration they caused me. They were significantly smaller than the baby wipes I’d gotten before (BABY wipes, yes, BABY wipes were larger than these), they constantly ripped when I was taking them out of the pack or—worse—during use, they were difficult to wipe with, they were significantly less comfortable than my previous wipes, and the pack wouldn’t stay open when I needed it to.

Working through so many packs of them, I began to wonder if I’d only imagined the positive experience I’d had with my first wipes.

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Nighttime Diapering

While some diapers work better for certain daytime activities than others, the major distinction I see in diaper appropriateness is between diapers best for daytime use and diapers best for nighttime use (i.e. during sleep).

For most of my time in adult diapers, I haven’t liked wearing diapers to bed. I know lots of diaper lovers wear diapers almost exclusively to bed, but I could never be one of those, especially when I was first starting out.

Lately, in my enthusiasm for wearing diapers as much as possible, I’ve worn more at night. I’ve pretty much gotten used to it. Also, it helps me fall asleep because I don’t have to keep getting up to go to the bathroom before I fall asleep (which I often do out of nervousness when not diapered).

In wearing more at night, I’ve learned the kinds of diapers that work best for it.

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Do Diapers Require Accessories?

I know that many people who are interested in diapers but have never worn them, as well as many people giving advice to those people, believe diapers require accessories such as powders, creams, wipes, inserts, and plastic pants.

I’d like to shatter this myth. While there are some diaper accessories I would recommend, none are necessary.

For anyone reading this who has never tried a diaper but wants to, I’d advise you to just buy diapers at first. That’s what I did. I’d imagined diapers as being great, but I wanted to buy some to make sure. And if I’d bought accessories and not liked the diapers, the accessories would’ve meant more money lost on top of the money I’d spent on the diapers.

That advice aside, here is a list of some accessories and my thoughts on them:

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