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Wearing Your Own Diaper

1)Fold the diaper properly. Before you put on your own diaper, make sure to fold it properly. Fold the diaper length-ways with the back sheet facing outwards; you don’t want a hard crease, just a soft fold. Make sure you do not touch the inside of the diaper. You do not want to contaminate it. This folding step is just designed to avoid contaminating the diaper as you put it on. If you’re using cloth diapers, there is also folding involved in actually preparing the diaper for wearing. For more information about folding cloth diapers, check out How to Fold a Cloth Diaper.

2)Place the diaper on front-to-back. Once you’ve folded the diaper, place the diaper front to back, with the smaller middle portion running between your legs. Carefully hold the brief in place as you make any necessary adjustments. Once again, make sure your hands do not come into contact with the diaper.

 

3.) Adjust the diaper to a comfortable position. Once the diaper is in place, make any adjustment necessary. Many people find it most comfortable to pull the bottom edges downward, creating something like pant legs. It may also be comfortable to adjust the top of the diaper so it’s forming a straight, horizontal line along your hips.


4.) Tape up the diaper. Once you have the diaper in a comfortable position, use the adhesive tape provided to secure it in place. Most brands of adult diapers come with four pieces of tape: two on the bottom sides and two on the top. It may be helpful to angle the tape slightly upwards as this improves how the diaper fits around the legs.

 

 

 

 

5) Adjust the edges for your comfort. Once the diaper is on, make any necessary adjustments for your own comfort. The edges of the brief should ease into the groin to avoid chafing or rashes. You may have to fold the edges over slightly so the sides are not as sharp.