Introducing Toddy’s Treehouse

Welcome to the very last public episode of ABDLcast.

It’s been over one year since the previous episode was released, and it was a heavy topic: Mental Health and ABDL.

We received many comments, tweets, and other interactions on that one. I want to thank each of you who have reached out to share your own experiences with mental illness, and to offer support, friendship, and general kindness. There are some really wonderful, caring people that listen to this show. Unfortunately there are also a lot of people that are the exact opposite of kind. And those people… well, I just do my best to avoid and ignore them.

But, enough of that for now, I wanna talk about diapers and stuff! After all, that’s what this show has been all about.

A New Diaper For Toddy?

The biggest personal change since the last time I’ve talked with you is that I have been wearing diapers nearly 24/7 since right about that time. For about the last year I have been spending all but seven or eight hours per week wearing diapers. Of course, I don’t wear in the shower, or if I leave the house to go some place where it is not a good idea to wear a thick, crinkly diaper. Now that I think about it, 7-8 hours per week is probably being too generous!

When I do get out of the house I’m almost always wearing a diaper. And I don’t wear thin, discreet diapers; I wear NorthShore Supremes. And they are thick, though not overly crinkly, because they don’t have a tape landing panel. Before that I was already wearing diapers to bed every single night for at least a year.

You who have listened to past episodes will know that I rarely use my diaper. I wear for comfort, for emotional security, and for anxiety relief. It’s really a form of self-nurturing and self-medication. They always have been.

But after all the hundreds and, probably more accurate, thousands of NorthShore Supremes that I’ve worn I may be ready to make a change. I’ve been experimenting with some samples and I think I’m getting ready to order a case of a another brand of diaper.

Since starting ABDLcast I have intentionally avoided the designer ABDL diapers. I did not want to show favoritism for a specific company. Don’t get me wrong, I know I’m not quiet about my love for NorthShore Supremes. But they are not a designer, niche ABDL diaper company. It’s a medical diaper through and through. And they are still my favorite diaper of all time. But can that change? Of course it can.

I am getting ready to order a case from a well known ABDL diaper company. I have been trying various samples and I think I may have found a diaper that might work better for my needs. But in order to really find out I am going to have to wear a bunch of them. So, I will not mention the brand just yet. You’ll have to stay tuned for that.

I Got A New Pacifier

Another new thing in my life is my pacifier. A while ago I got an adult sized pacifier and I love it! I sleep with it every night. I couldn’t imagine not having it. In fact, I get quite anxious imagining not having it available when I need it.

Keep in mind that I am not AB or DL. I’m that little slash between them (AB/DL). It’s not a sexual fetish for me, and I don’t regress to a baby. Wearing diapers and sucking on a pacifier is just my normal. I see myself as the perpetual kid that wears diapers. The same goes with using a pacifier.

Toddy’s Treehouse

This is indeed the last episode of the ABDLcast. I will soon remove all past episodes from iTunes, Google Play Music, or wherever podcasts are found. I will remove them from our website and anywhere else I can. Until then you can download all the episodes for yourself. There will be no more ABDLcast.

Instead, I’ve built a treehouse! A secret fort! A private club for a limited number of friends who want to be a member. It will be a safe place for us to gather for diapered fun! One of our tag lines has always been, “Audio entertainment for ABDL’s,” and that is what we will continue to be, and even more so.

The treehouse is at patreon.com/toddystreehouse.

If you don’t join, I’ll understand, and I’ll miss you. I just hope that you can understand why we’re putting this show behind a diaper wall. I wanted to create a private listener club and this is the best way I could find to do it. And it will make it possible for us to create a better show than ever! And that is worth a diaper per month right there.

Coming Up At Toddy’s Treehouse

On the next show I’m going to start a series on the essay, What Is True Infantilism? by Kathi Stringer. This is an older article that I just love. It really speaks to me like no other that I’ve read. Kathi Stringer was able to articulate so many things about me that I have never been able to put into words myself. This is the essay that I had my wife read. When she finished it she said, “This really sounds like you.”

I don’t know how many episodes we’ll do on it. And i don’t know if you’ll feel as strongly as I do about this essay. But it should generate some good conversation between you and I. And that’s what makes doing this so fun!

So, until next time, Rest In Peace, ABDLcast. Long live Toddy’s Treehouse! I’ll talk to you there.

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Mental Health and ABDL in the News

Do Adult Babies and Diaper Lovers have a higher incidence of mental illness? Has the increased coverage of ABDL related stories in mainstream news and social media had a positive or negative effect on your mental well-being? It’s time we talk about these things on this episode of the ABDLcast.

A Different Kind of ABDLcast

Boy, is this episode different than any of its predecessors. Our goal has always been to produce a lighthearted, fun, and even whimsical podcast. This one is decidedly heavier in tone. I (Toddy) felt that I had to address these topics because they are important to me. And though I wanted to inject some levity into the subject, in the end, I was unable. I am sure to offend some listeners with my opinions. That was not my intent. What I did do is to speak from the heart. My heart.

ABDL and Mental Health

Admittedly Twitter polls are not scientific by any stretch of the imagination. If you want to read proper surveys Understanding Infantilism is the place to go. But that doesn’t stop us from creating polls. In late June, 2016 I tweeted about ABDLs and their Mental Health. The result – though a small sampling; only 111 votes – was quite shocking.

This image is from the Twitter poll described in this blog post.

Forty-Six percent of those who answered have either been diagnosed, or believe that they should be, with a mental illness. Assuming that these result are even close to reality, that seems to be disproportionately high, doesn’t it? Certainly it is higher than the general population of the U.S. We don’t attempt to answer the who, what, where, when, why, and how of the results. Instead we ask what effect the current spate of Adult Baby and Diaper Lover stories that have been in the news might have on those ABDLs who suffer with mental health issues.

ABDL in the News

Of course being an ABDL makes me a little more (that’s an understatement) sensitive to it, but it certainly seems that every time I turn around there is another news or opinion piece about Adult Babies and Diaper Lovers or ABDL designer diapers, etc. There were news stories trending on Facebook and regional and national news organizations reporting on stores that cater to ABDLs being protested. There are videos and exposés and radio talk shows and podcasts, along with plenty of opportunities for people who have never imagined such things to voice their (mainly negative) opinions in comment sections.

Some ABDLs are calling for “striking while the iron is hot” and marching in parades – making our “lifestyle” known to the masses. Others are wanting all this unsolicited attention to go away. In fact, some of us with mental illnesses are greatly troubled by it.

There was a time when discovering that I was NOT the only person who liked to wear diapers was a relief. There are times now when I wish that I was.

QUESTION: Do you find comfort in knowing you are not the only one in the world who likes diapers? What about when it is in the news and on your friends and families Facebook pages?

Let us know your thoughts. We’d love to share them on the ABDLcast.

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Dumb Things ABDLs Do In Diapers

Admit it. Us ABDLs are capable of doing really dumb things in diapers. And many of us have done them. On this episode of the ABDLcast podcast we ask, what are some of the dumbest things you’ve done while diapered? Listen as Toddy recalls just one of the daring and dumb things he has done in the name of the crinkle.

This image shows Toddy Smurf playing with blocks. Drawn for ABDLcast by BabyWolfie1313.

Drawn by Chris Wolfie – @babywolfie1313 on Twitter.

Dumb Things ABDLs Do In Diapers

When I was about 12 years old I was home alone with my little brother. He was only about 5 years old, so I thought I could get away with wearing a diaper around the house while we watched TV. It was a really poor decision made in my pre-adolescent, diaper-crazed mind. One that I wouldn’t encourage anyone to do. But how did it turn out? Was my diaper discovered? Listen to the show to find out.

This topic goes nicely with a suggested topic from our friend Diaper Facts (@LovesPampers on Twitter):

What is the most ridiculous thing you do, or have done, to get your diaper fix?

Let us know in the comments below. We would love to share your stories on an upcoming episode of ABDLcast.

A Question For The Ages: AB or DL?

Actually it is just the Question Of The Day, really. We talked about it briefly on the previous episode: What is the difference between Adult Babies and Diaper Lovers. What about people (like Toddy) that prefer Adult Kid? Can we really identify and define these terms? Is it even necessary? We found a question that our old pal @tadhgabybear posed to us on Twitter as a possible topic for a podcast:

How do you differentiate between AB and DL?

We’re not sure that we could devote a whole episode of ABDLcast to it, but we would love to read your thoughts during the Listener Feedback segment. So share them in the comments below.

Fank You Very Much!

We’ve been asking for listener submitted artwork and our good friend Chris Wolf came through! We love the picture of Toddy Smurf in crayon that he drew especially for us :) Chris is a real pal of the ABDLcast and his support is just awesome. Thank you so much, Chris! He is @babywolfie1313 on Twitter. Make sure to follow him.

Check Out Crinkle Crate

This image shows the Crinkle Crate logo.

Many of you know that long time ABDLcast listener Nites is launching a subscription box service for ABDLs called Crinkle Crate, and it sounds FANTASTIC! Check out some of the Press Release:

There are many struggles that we as members of the ABDL community face, but limited item options and overwhelming retail and shipping prices should not be some of them. Crinkle Crate was developed to solve these issues. We’ve partnered with well known business in the community like Onesies Downunder, Rearz, Bambino Diapers, AB Universe, and many more to bring the highest quality items from around the world straight to your door! Crinkle Crate is a monthly themed box which will feature 4-7 hand picked items ranging from disposable and cloth diapers, onesies, shortalls, plastic pants, footed sleepers, adult pacifiers, adult baby bottles, accessories, toys and much much more!

Wow! For more information and to sign up go to CrinkleCrate.com and tell them Toddy Smurf sent ya :)

ABDLcast Poll

You’ve heard us talking about Mixlr for quite a few episodes now, and that is what this poll is about. As always, please vote only if you are an ABDLcast listener – especially if you subscribe to the podcast. The poll will expire in 1 week from the date posted above.

Note: the following poll doesn’t show up in every browser, and I haven’t spent the time to figure out why. If you don’t see it please try another browser. We really want your vote on this.

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What Was Your First Adult Diaper?

It’s a special event in the life of any ABDL and one which many remember vividly. What was the very first adult diaper that you wore? On this episode of our podcast Toddy tells stories about his first experiences with adult diapers and recalls the vintage Attends of the 1980’s.

My First Adult Diaper

This image shows a grown man in an adult size diaper on New Years Eve in 1955.

What was your first adult diaper, and did it fit better than this man’s?

My first time realizing that there were such as thing as adult diapers was while looking through an old Sears catalog when I was about 11 or 12 years old. I cannot express the excitement I felt upon learning that there were real diapers that would fit me! I wouldn’t have to modify baby diapers any more. If I could get some of these delightful looking diapers, that is.

Attends Adult Diapers

I never did get to try those diapers from the catalog – which, if memory serves, were single tape per side! But a few years later – just as I was preparing myself for a driver’s license – I discovered Attends briefs and belted undergarments. Yes! more adult diapers. And they were available at the local Thrifty’s drug store.

No longer would I have to tape, staple, and sew two baby diapers together in order to wear a make-shift diaper. Now I could wear diapers that fit me like a diaper is supposed to fit. But what was my reaction to these adult diapers? Listen to the show and hear the full story.

What was your first Adult Diaper, and what do you remember most about them? Let us know in the comments below.

ABDL Entertainment

Also on this episode of the ABDLcast we discuss the result of a couple listener polls, finish our trip through Storyland, read a bunch of great listener feedback, share some news from the world of ABDL designer diapers, and a whole lot more.

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An ABDL’s First Time Buying Diapers

Do you remember the first time that you went to a store and purchased your very own diapers? That experience is something many ABDL’s recall as one of the most exciting moments in life. We talk about that and much more on this episode of ABDLcast, a podcast for adults who just like diapers.

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First Time Buying Your Very Own Diapers

Our Twitter friend @LovesPampers suggested a great topic and we were all over it like glue on a diaper tape! Last episode we asked the questions he posed:

  • What age were you when you the first time you purchased diapers?
  • What did you do when you got home with that pack?

Keeping in mind that this is a PG (at most) show we were delighted with the comments that many listeners send in. For example:

I took [the pack of diapers] home and immediately tore into the box. Tore is probably not the right word. I carefully, gently opened the box, so as NOT to tear it. They the were. 12 Ultra Pampers diapers. All lined up perfectly. Their rounded tops, so smooth, so so inviting. – Diapered Writer

After I paid for both and she bagged my items and I walked straight home. My parents were away at the time so I tore straight into the diapers and took one to the bathroom. I locked the door and turned on the shower. As to why I did all this, I still don’t know but I guess I just wanted to be extra safe so that no one could hear a thing even though I was home alone. – tommyp

I paid the money and snuck them into my room. I felt a rush of embarrassment like my heart was pounding; my inner child wanting to burst out. – Fuyu the Wolf Rabbit

ABDL’s Share Many Similar Experiences – And That’s Good!

It’s amazing to read and hear stories from other ABDL’s and see the similarities with some of our own experiences. It is a good way to feel less alone, or odd, or whatever negative feelings many of us may have (had) about ourselves while growing up simply because we enjoy wearing diapers.

Toddy shares some stories around this topic, such as the neighborhood baby play; a cleverly disguised box of diapers under his arm; and a girl, a magazine, and a diaper ad. Oh, there is fodder for many more episodes contained in these stories. You’ll have to listen to find out more.

QUESTION: How involved would you like your spouse or partner to be in your ABDL activities or proclivities? Let us know in the comments below.

More Fun And LIVE

For the first time this episode of ABDLcast was broadcast live on our Mixlr channel. We had a lot of fun doing it and were happy to have quite a few friends tune in and chat with Toddy and Sammy during the show. We will be doing more live broadcasts – both for the podcast and just goofing around and having fun with listeners.

If you want to know when we will broadcast the best way is to follow us on Twitter @ABDLcast.

Enjoy the episode and remember, Crinkle, crinkle little star!

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Creative Ways ABDL’s Get Diapers Part 1

Many Adult Babies and Diaper Lovers have stories of creative and unusual ways of getting diapers. We start a new series on this topic with a story involving a birthday sleepover and a scavenger hunt which resulted in the teeniest diaper Toddy ever saw. Hey! It’s an ABDL life.

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Strange, Unusual, and Creative Ways To Get Diapers

I was maybe 10 years old at the time. All of us neighborhood kids were celebrating my best friend’s birthday and having a wonderful time at his party. Then his mom announced the next activity on the agenda: A scavenger hunt! We were divided up into teams and sent out in the neighborhood with a list of weird items we had to collect in order to win.

The list that my group had included my very favorite thing: A diaper. And I got it! But what happened when the nice lady brought it to me at the door is not what I had expected. Make sure you don’t miss this story in the first installment of this new ABDLcast series.

QUESTION: What strange, unusual, or creative ways have you ended up with diapers? Let us know in the comments.

Story Time And Diaper Time Make For A Good Time

We are still making our way through Story Land with Bugs Bunny. This episode finds us meeting a very crazy duck masquerading as a great detective who had something stolen from right under his nose, er, beak.

And Toddy gives some quick thoughts on the NorthShore Supreme Lite diaper. How does it compare to his beloved original NorthShore Supreme? Listen to this episode to find out.

The ABDLcast Polls Are Open

Starting this episode we – when the occasion arises – are going to include audience polls in the show blog posts. Some will be a simple multiple choice vote. Others, such as this one will require your individual answers. This question comes from @LovesPampers on Twitter:

Regarding your first time buying diapers, please answer the following

  • What age were you?
  • What did you do when you got home with that first pack?

Remember: keep your answer clean. These questions could potentially spark some wonderful conversation among ABDL folk. Please give us your answers in the comments.

ABDL Artist Wanted

We are looking for listeners to start submitting artwork for use in individual episodes of the ABDLcast. These will be included in the show note blog posts for each podcast we release. Use crayons and paper; markers and construction paper; digital drawing programs. Anything will do. Just make it clean, cute, fun, and kid-like. We’ll give you credit, of course. More information can be heard on this episode of the ABDLcast.

Until next time – Crinkle, crinkle little star ;)

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00:00 – Intro and Updates
12:52 – Listener Feedback
20:10 – Discussion: Creative Ways ABDL’s Get Diapers
35:44 – Story Time
37:34 – Toddy’s Diaper Time
41:42 – News and Views
43:43 – ABDLcast Poll

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Simple Tips For When You Can’t Get ABDL Diapers

What can you do when ABDL diapers are not available? Many an Adult Baby and Diaper Lover have struggled with this question. On this episode of the ABDLcast we offer some simple tips for those times. Plus we have Toddy’s Diaper Time, News from the world of designer diapers, and much more!

This image shows a diaper fashioned from a terry cloth towel.

No Diapers For You?

There are many reasons why it may not be easy living as an ABDL. This is why there are so many outlets on the Internet devoted to offering support to folk like us. On the previous episode of the ABDLcast, Baby Fox wrote in with a statement coupled with a question:

Right now I can’t buy or wear any Adult baby-like diapers. Any tips for making it thru the hard times when your world says no more diapers?

This is never an easy situation. Nor are there easy answers. We do offer some simple tips for when you can’t get ABDL diapers, such as:

  • Modify baby diapers – both disposable or cloth
  • Fashion a cloth diaper out of bath or hand towels
  • Line your underwear with toilet paper

Toddy explains how he did each of those while growing up, and is sure to encourage listeners to stay away from another option that many an ABDL has resorted to: Theft.

Survey Says…

We’ve been conducting plenty of ABDL polls as of late via our Twitter account. You all have really been helping us shape the direction and future of the ABDLcast because of it. We discuss much of that in our update segment, and we let you know what to listen for in the near future. We also have plenty of news from the world of designer ABDL diapers, Toddy’s Diaper Time, a bunch of listener feedback, and much more.

ABDL Audio Entertainment

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00:00 – Intro and Updates
10:20 – Listener Feedback
30:10 – Discussion: When You Can’t Get Diapers
45:20 – Story Time
47:25 – Toddy’s Diaper Time
54:15 – News and Views

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