If there is one thing that an adult baby wants, it is acceptance, both from within and from family & friends. Acceptance is never easy for adult babies because virtually every parent teaches their children that after being potty trained, diapers are evil. The following are some things that may help adult babies and non-adult babies with acceptance.
Diaper – Just Another Kind of Undergarment: In our society today, there are many types of undergarments, briefs, boxers, thongs, etc… So just think of a diaper as another kind of undergarment.
Crib – Just Another Type of Bed: Beds, they come in many different styles, sizes and shapes. There are big beds, small beds, stacked beds (bunk beds), beds filled with water or air, beds shaped as cars and trains, so why not a bed with railings around it? Everyone has their own desire of bed they wish to sleep in that helps them to get a good night’s sleep and adult babies simply prefer one with railings. There is nothing wrong with that.
Regression = Longer Life: For years, the medical community has proven that happy people live longer than unhappy people do. Since regression brings happiness to adult babies, think of regression as “Regression = Happiness = Longer Life”.
Pacifier: Using a pacifier is harder to accept but not impossible. If you are an adult baby with a bad habit like smoking or over eating, a pacifier is your key to change those bad habits. The more you use your pacifier when you feel the urge for a smoke or to stuff your face with food, you increase your chances of stopping those bad habits. Now you can simply tell yourself, I am trying to better my life by getting rid of my bad habit.
Baby Bottles: Simply tell yourself that a baby bottle is nothing more than a kind of cup with a rubber nipple. It could also be viewed as a cup with a lid and straw, the nipple would be the permanent all-in-one lid and straw.
Sippy Cups: This is nothing more than a cup with a spill proof lid. If you are like me and tend to lie on the couch while watching television or sit in front of your computer, a sippy cup is much better to use. If you knock the cup over, you do not have to worry about your drink spilling everywhere.
Bib: If you have trouble accepting yourself or someone else for using a bib, think of it as caring enough to not take a chance of ruining a great shirt. I have saved my shirts on many occasions from being ruined by the foods I eat.