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Changing Adult Diapers in Public Places

June 18, 2010 by  
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I have received a ton of questions in regards to what I do about changing my diaper in public areas – such as malls, parks, etc.

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30 Responses to “Changing Adult Diapers in Public Places”
  1. Amanda says:

    wow great posts

  2. James says:

    Hi Adrian,

    Good post as usual! I was curious what your strategy was for the disposal of the used diaper?

    Personally, if I have to change in public, I usually put the used diaper in a 1-gallon Ziploc bag (I always carry a couple of bags in my changing kit), and take it with me. I have been known to throw them in the restroom’s trash receptacle, but only if it’s not poopy. I try to be respectful of others.

    When I get home, I throw the used diaper in my own trash. If there’s a considerable amount of “solids” in the diaper (or it’s especially odiferous), I’ll usually “glove up” and remove the bulk of it in the toilet before I throw it away. Not the most glamorous of tasks, but I feel like it’s the responsible thing to do, and it keeps the trash from smelling to high-heaven. That can be especially critical if it’s just been emptied. After a whole week of “fermenting”, the trash bin can get really nasty. I’m sure my trash collectors unknowingly appreciate my diligence.

    Eager to hear how you deal with the situation!



  3. rebaka says:

    I have had my diapers changed many times in public. I too like the malls and the ladies room is ok to change as long as its clean. Some of the restrooms are kinda disqusting to use, so, laying on the floor would not be an option. My mom would help me since I just cant get my diaper on properly as I stand up and change. I could never do it properly. I have had many diaper changes in the car and in parking lots of stores and even a church parking lot a few times after sunday morning mass. I keep a diaper changing kit in the trunk of the car and ill carry a bag/backpack in the malls with supplies. If im messy and its not to far to home I have to sit in it till I get home then clean up. Thats my moms rule to punish me cause she says I mess cause im lazy which is not true but I cant argue with her about it.


  4. says:

    Rest areas in Michigan have gone cheep and often the family room is locked. And then some of the newer ones only have half walls for the stalls so if you over 4-5 foot then u can see right in the stall and see the person in there doing there business. It really sucks.

  5. Deen says:

    One day I was in a close out store, needed to change. But when I went to the restroom I found that, in trying to stop shoplifting, all the stall doors had been removed and were wide open. There were two stalls and I went to the furthest one back. In the middle of changing someone stuck their head in and looked. They never said a word and waited for the other stall to be free. This was about 30 years ago when a diaper looked like a diaper and were more “crinkly” than those we have today.

  6. Mia says:

    I’ve never had the courage to go anywhere in a diaper and bikini top. I wish I did, I really do. Continent girls get to go similarly dressed all the time, why not me?

  7. black-dragon says:

    Hey Adrian. Good post about changing in public. As a saying you gotta go you gotta go. The same would go for you gotta change you gotta change. I’ve never seen one of those family type restrooms before but they make since for easier changing if you’ve got some one willing to do so. If and when I’m diapered and out and need to change, I just find an open stall and do what needs to be done. I do have a no big deal $2 backpack that I got from a K-Mart closing and it works for my laptop, checkbook, diapers and wipes. Just whatever I plan on for a diaper day and want to have a few on hand when I’m out and have no trouble at. Have a nice day and it would be better if I didn’t have to work all night till 10pm. Those are never a fun day.

  8. Wes says:

    Just tonight, i missed another dinner at a nice restaurant with my family, because i dont want to have to put up with a dirty diaper while out in public. Maybe everyone one on here is braver than me about changing in public places. Naturally i was never a people person, and when the day came that i had to start wearing diapers, it only helped me be more shy about going out. Yes i still go out, and hang out with friends, but not every week and yes they know i need diapers. As for family, it doesnt matter what they know, family is the most judgmental people i have ever met. Thank you for the great advice.

  9. Charlie says:

    Good post, it prettymuch mirrors exactly what I do when I change in a public place.
    As far as males and bags go, fortunately when I was in highschool satchel-style bookbags became really popular among the guys, so, I’ve been using that for some time.

  10. Zig says:

    You have guts I am quite shy and if my partner was incontinent, I would probably wait to change them to avoid embarrassment on my part, but im glad to see you that you feel none :)

  11. Hugo says:

    good tips :D as usual

  12. Kelli says:

    This is a little off topic, but maybe you could post the answer in a new article. How do you and peter do the sex thing? I recently had my first with my boyfriend and it was a disaster. I wound up going on him… Could you give me some tips so this doesnt happen again?

  13. Blind Freak says:

    Greetings. Kellie, there’s lots of help on the web, but as embarrassing as it is, I would highly recommend bringing this up with whatever physician deals with the incontinence issue, as well as talking things over with ones significant other if this issue has not been worked out to ones satisfaction. A basic web search yielded a few links that may be relevant to your situation and will hopefully be of assistance. Much of what I located was merely duplicates of the following material, but these three should be a good starter. If you desire references to academic materials, research studies ETC, please feel free to notify me and I will compile a list for you. Nope, haven’t got a life right now, nor a job for that matter. Once again however, web advice is no substitute for what a doctor can provide, especially a urologist, gynecologist or urogynecologist. A few links are below for your perusal. Best of luck, hope things go well.

    Loka samastha sukino bhavanthu.
    May the entire universe be ever filled with peace and joy, love and light, health and happiness.
    Om santhi.

  14. Billy says:

    Im a guy and was wondering if there’s a way to get changed in the ladies room by my gf or her accompany me to the boys room for a change I looked and I didnt really find much on the subject and really would like to know.

  15. Denise says:

    It never occurred to me that you would have to do this in a public spot. Thanks for taking the subject seriously.

  16. RockinBaby says:

    How to prevent UTI when in a messy diaper, I’m a girl in diapers 24/7 and enjoy the feeling of full diapers on my button but worry about infections in my ginny and bladder; any ideas. I wear a tampon when I plan on an accident but I don’t always know when my poopys will show up and flood my whole bottom.

  17. mj122 says:

    Very insightful post

    I will start of by saying that I’m 22, male, and have to wear diapers after being in a nearly fatal car accident. Now I hope you have some way of knowing how to politely ask a stranger to help you in the event of changing in public. I’m usually at the gym, and it feels like torture going into the men’s locker room with an extremely messy diaper. Some of the guys can seem to tell that I wear them, but I can never seem to muster up the courage to ask them for some help, even if I give them say 5 bucks as a token of my appreciation. It’s one thing if I’m out in public needing a change, as my dad or uncle would go in and help me, but I am one who hates putting people in awkward positions, much less a person who I only saw maybe 5 minutes ago.

  18. jade says:

    My mum usually changes me in the ladies bathroom (i can’t change my self) or in the back of the car. i am not embarrassed i have lived 18 years of my life like this.

  19. Rachel says:

    I’m disabled and in a wheelchair, so diaper-changing in a public place–*any* public place–is a challenge. It used to be easier when I was younger–it was no problem to just plop down onto my knees from the wheelchair, lie on the restroom floor (provided that restroom is one of those where only one person can “go” at a time) and change my diaper.

    To do that now, however, would mean indescribably excruciating pain in my knees, hips and ankles, especially when coming in contact with that hard floor. So what I often have to do instead is transfer to the toilet seat, take out a clean diaper, unfold it on my wheelchair seat, transfer back to the wheelchair seat, pull the diaper between my legs, tape, and go. The real trick is getting the diaper centered, which isn’t that easy. It’s probably just as well I can’t get on the floor anymore–I share the revulsion of others here toward restroom floors.

    I have yet to find an adequate way to deal with poop, and I’ve been in diapers for twenty years. I often have to do it in a similar fashion to Adrian–I use the “hover over the toilet” method. Unfortunately, what often happens is that the stool ends up on the floor. (It’s not easy holding onto the handrail with one hand while trying to get a poopy diaper off with the other, without making a mess).

    The problem is magnified if I happen to be wearing a dress, because I have to figure out some way to get that out of the way while I’m changing and cleaning myself up. I’ve tried rolling the dress up with limited success, since it more often than not comes unrolled.

    Which brings me to a pet peeve of mine. Namely, that so many adult diapers resemble underwear these days–that is, you slip them on rather than tape them on. That works OK when I’m in a dress, but in pants, there’s no way I could get one of those on without taking my pants and shoes off. With my limited mobility, that’s easier said than done. Therefore, I always have trouble if I’m in a store and need an emergency spare diaper. I spent a rather exhausting half hour to 45 minutes trying to put one of those things on in a restroom recently. Now I remember to always bring a spare diaper with me, or else.

  20. Leanna M. says:

    Does anyone have suggesting on wearing diapers 24/7? I’ve wore diapers in public and work before, but I’ve wet a couple of times and managed. I really want to experience diapers 24/7, I use AB universe and Bambino disposable diapers strictly, I’m concern being offensive to others with a dirty diaper smell. I’m always by myself, just I don’t know what ointment or powder I should use to prevent diaper smell when out in public. I want to be able to enjoy day outings without struggling with a dirty diaper. At home I do use desitin and Johnson baby powder I just feel I can’t prevent diaper smell when out and about with those products. Should I wear plastic pants or something to help control dirty diaper smell at least until I can get to the restroom for a change, I usually wear jeans and skirts though. Well thank you too anyone who can help prepare for diapers 24/7

  21. LargeDiaperz says:

    Leanna – I wear 24/7 and have tried everything. There is no way (and I have tried everything – layers with rubber, plastic, fragrance, changes to diet) to eliminate the smell. I work very hard to stay regular and use the potty for #2. Due to muscle damage, I can’t hold it when I must go, so I try to manage my schedule. For all the good and bad, I get the full 24/7 experience (if that is what you want) but manage to only have dirty diapers a couple of times a month. That is the only way to eliminate the smell – eliminate the poop :-). For me, I really am jealous of your situation… to be able to wear diapers whenever I want but not to have to…

  22. Thomas says:

    What about man? I adult man wear diaper too.

  23. johnwang says:

    ya man sometimes i have to be soo scared to change in public. Teenage boys tend to insault me when ever they find me and i hit them. cops dont like that. I have to walk around with a full load and it is exausting. Some one help me!

  24. elizabeth says:

    I am 15 and last year my best friend,courtney was a junior brides maid in her neices wedding.we were both 14 at the time.Courney was dressed in the bridal dressing room while waited outside in the hallway.After she was all dressed we waited untill the ceremony began then she joined the rest of the girls.It was a long catholic ceremony,over three hours long.after the ceremony,courtney was talking to her mom and she told me to come back to the bridal dressing room with them that her mom had to do something.we got there and courtney got down on the floor and brought her dress up and i saw she was wearing a cloth diaper and plastic pants.her mom told me courtney was wet and that she had to change her.i watched as her mom pulled down the plastic pants and unpinned the wet diaper and removed it.she then wiped courtney off and took out another cloth diaper and pinned it on her,then pulled the plastic pants back up.I was flabbergasted that she was in the diaper and plastic pants for the wedding and the rest of the reception and dance.

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  26. Michael Brown says:

    I useally wait til Get home it messy sometime I do a slow fill cause I live alone I make sure it not know I do it but it feels good when I do it some bars I go to that no problem.

  27. ronnie a. says:

    I pretty much wear 24/7 so I have to use my diapers. I always wear plastic pants to avoid smells and leaks. I wear as long as I can bear it and then change in public restrooms. Starbucks has private restrooms and they are usually clean.


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