I've been raising my nephew since he was 11 and since January 2009 he has been demonstrating a strange fascination with diapers. Recently, he purchased adult diapers on his own, used them and hid them in his room. He accidentally left one in his bathroom and that's how I discovered the severity of his interest. I am concerned about this as I don't want this to be a life long issue for him.
Has anyone heard about this before? What is it called? Is there help available? All sincere/serious responses welcome. Thank you.View Thread
I wish you well with this. As of now my nephew says he no longer wants to do this. I don't know if he is being honest or not with us but, I can only give him the benefit of the doubt. He is now 16 and a sophomore in high school. We did seek therapy for him at Kennedy Kreiger in Maryland for the year we lived there. I think the therapy was helpful for all of us as it focused on our relationship issues in addition to his diaper and women's undergarment fascinations. At this point he we are not currently in counseling so, we can only pray this is no longer an issue that will impact the rest of his life. We still don't understand it and don't know that we ever will. For those who say it's "normal" I just don't know that I agree.View Thread
That does not appear to be the issue as he has actually been looking things up on the internet that absolutely do not relate to bed wetting. Thanks for the post and possible problem suggestion. God BlessView Thread
We're actually seeing a child pshchologist and have another meeting with him this week where we will find out the results of ADD/ADHD testing recently completed. The catalyst for seeking help though was the diaper fascination. I've asked my nephew if he has ever been touched inappropriately or sexually abused. He says he has not.
His home life before coming to live with us was tumultous. Anytime my sister would have drama he would be shipped off. When she worked construction, he spent most of his time with sitters.
Other then the diaper fascination he is generally a good kid. Very happy, active, friendly, generous, and smart. He does lack focus and is easily distracted but, gets good grades. He does often report being picked on by a couple people in school or not getting along or liking someone.
I just thought there might be a name for this fascination and if someone has ever been cured of it what type of helf they received. Because, it's not just wearing diapers it's watching videos on the computer or reading stories of others who like the same thing. I've blocked all computer access so, that isn't an issue at home anymore. But that doesn't mean the problem is resolved. Just that a source of information has been removed.
Thanks for your response. I'll keep looking and doing research. I just really want to help him.View Thread