Age Regression in Dissociative Identity Disorder

November 30, 2017 Crystalie Matulewicz

Age regression is a common occurrence in mental illness, especially DID. What does it feel like to regress in age? What can you do to cope with it? Learn here.

Age regression occurs in dissociative identity disorder (DID) particularly, but also in other mental illnesses such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder. While many people with DID have young or child alters, called littles, age regression is something different. So what is age regression, and how do you cope with it?

What Is Age Regression and Who Experiences It?

Age regression, in its simplest definition, is when a person regresses, or goes backward, in age. Age regression can occur spontaneously, or as is more often the case, because of a trigger. While not inherently harmful, regressing can be dangerous if the person is not in a safe place.

Age regression is common in people who have experienced trauma, especially abuse in childhood. There is no limit to how much a person can regress. People may or may not be aware they are regressing.

Age Regression in Dissociative Identity Disorder

Because people with DID have a history of childhood trauma, they are more susceptible to age regression. When people with DID age regress, it's not always a full dissociation or switch to another alter. They may feel like themselves, but yet not feel the right age. They may talk in a more childlike voice and have childlike mannerisms. Sometimes they are aware of these changes, but they don't feel like they have control of them. Other times, they are fully dissociated and not aware that they have regressed. They may look in a mirror and not see themselves.

It is also possible to age regress while experiencing a flashback. These instances are especially difficult because it can lead to reliving the trauma, which can increase suffering and keep the person stuck in a dissociative state.

Tips For Managing Age Regression in DID

While it's not possible to prevent age regression entirely, there are ways to manage and cope when it does happen.

Safety scripts are useful for those who experience age regression and flashbacks frequently. What the safety script says is up to the person and his or her needs, but including "My name is . . ." "I am [however many] years old." and "I am safe." are good statements to include. Keep the safety script in an easily accessible place, like a wallet, bag, or desk drawer, so you can read it when you feel yourself regressing.

Another way of coping with age regression is age progression. Try to determine what age you feel like you are. It's okay if you don't know the exact age -- take an educated guess. Then, work your way up slowly. If you feel like you are 10 years old, acknowledge that age and then slowly increase it at a pace that is comfortable for you, until you get to your actual age. Remind yourself that you are safe.

The best defense is to notice the warning signs. How do you feel before you experience age regression? What are the changes in your body? How does your mind feel? When you start to notice the signs, you can begin working on a plan to keep you as safe as possible when it does happen.

Lastly, don't be afraid to utilize your support systems. Let them know the signs of your experience with age regression. Tell them how they can help you get back to the present moment.

When you have DID, you won't always feel your age. But there is a way to get back to being yourself.

APA Reference
Matulewicz, C. (2017, November 30). Age Regression in Dissociative Identity Disorder, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, September 29 from

Author: Crystalie Matulewicz

Crystalie is the founder of PAFPAC, is a published author and the writer of Life Without Hurt. She has a BA in psychology and will soon have an MS in Experimental Psychology, with a focus on trauma. Crystalie manages life with PTSD, DID, major depression, and an eating disorder. You can find Crystalie on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter.

September, 25 2023 at 8:00 am

When I was 8 years old, I peed my pants in the supermarket. My mom drug me to the bathroom , told me to finish, then left. She came back with a bag of small size Attends briefs. I was diapered and made to finish shopping in only my diaper, a t-shirt and shoes. I was kept in diapers the whole summer and was rarely allowed to wear pants over them. Once school started again, I was allowed to wear pullups during the day but was still diapered every night. This was the normal routine until I graduated high school. I went to college but went back to diapers 24/7. I've been diapered full time for almost 30 years now. I am fully dependent on diapers, all because I wet my pants when I was 8.

Hazel S.
July, 29 2023 at 9:12 am

My two grandaughters are 13 and 12 and both are in puberty and bedwetting because of it.They both wear cloth diapers and rubberpants to bed at night.They both are finially being baptized next sunday August 5th during mass.Me and their mom are going to dress them in the traditional white,poofy,sleeveless,knee length baptism dresses with matching bonnets,lace anklets and white shoes.We are going to put their diapers and rubberpants on them with a camisole as their top under their dresses.They both will be considered babies for the day.

cassie peterson
September, 5 2023 at 7:52 am

I am 14 and was the flowergirl in my cousins wedding back on August 12. Mom had me wear a cloth diaper and rubberpants under my poofy dress! she told me they were for to make me feel cute and little girlish and also to prevent me from wanting to sneak off with a boy and fool around which i was thinking about doing during the wedding dance if a boy wanted to..The diaper mom made by sewing 10 cloth baby diapers in the 26x27 inch size together to make the one diaper out of them.She got adult diaper pins to pin it on me with and a pair of milky white adult size rubberpants to go over it.I was dressed in my outfit in the church nursery where mom had me lay in a baby crib.She rubbed baby lotion on me then sprinkled on the baby powder,then pinned the diaper on me.She then pulled the rubberpants up my legs and over the diaper and adjusted them.My camisole was put on me next,then the lace socks,my white shoes,then my poofy sleeveless dress and last my flowercrown..I felt just like a little girl at that time.During the dance,a 15 year old boy told me how cute i looked and danced with me.Later on he wanted to go for a 'walk' with me but i refused as i didnt want him to find the diaper and rubberpants under my dress.

Dustin R.
March, 23 2023 at 8:00 am

I am a guy and i want to know why guys who like to wear diapers are considered sissies and yet when girls wear diapers,society accepts it and they are thought of as being cute and little girlish! Guys who like wearing diapers have to be discreet and keep it a secret,but yet i have seen both tween and teen girls wearing diapers and plastic pants in weddings,for baptisms,First Communions,and because they like wearing them in general,and they aren't afraid to be seen wearing them and people think its cute and accept it.I have never heard of girls being made fun of or teased because they were wearing diapers and plastic pants,but yet i have heard of guys being called sissies and made fun of because they liked wearing diapers.Is this how our society views equality among the two genders? Can any one shed some light on this?

Eve R.
December, 5 2022 at 8:07 am

I am 14 and in puberty and bedwetting because of it.I too have to wear cloth diapers and plastic pants to bed every night and have been wearing them since before age 12! My parents make me wear them on Easter sunday under my Easter dress and also under my christmas dresses with white tights over them.I was told over this past weekend that i have to wear them again to my dads work christmas party and to church on christmas eve and also on christmas day!

Josie K.
August, 4 2022 at 7:42 am

I have found that it is far more common for girls and women to regress back to babyhood than it is for guys.Girls and women have a stronger need to be babied and taken care of. Most of the posts here from girls who wear diapers and rubberpants prove the point whether they are bedwetters,for special occasions or they just like wearing them.

Libby Krotter
October, 26 2022 at 6:27 am

Me and my twin sister are now in our late 20s and we were both bedwetters going thru puberty.We both started puberty and our bedwetting before age 12 and mom put both of us into cloth pin on diapers and rubberpants every night.Mom got our cloth diapers and diaper pins and rubberpants from a couple of websites and we also had the 24x27 inch cloth baby diapers as well.Our rubberpants were adult size and in pastels and babyprints that we thought were cute.Every night before bedtime sis and i took a quick shower,then went into our bedroom and laid side by side naked on our bed.Mom would then slide the folded diapers under us,apply diaper rash ointment,then the babypowder,then she would pin the diapers on us and adjust them.Then she would pull our rubberpants up our legs and over our diapers and made sure they covered them.Then it was into our nightgowns,brush our teeth,etc and hop into bed.During the winter months,we wore footed,one piece pj's that zipped up the front and our diapers and rubberpants bulged out under them.Mom also had sis and i wear our diapers and rubberpants for Easter under our easter dresses and also at christmas under our cute holiday dresses.Our bedwetting went on all thru 12,13 and 14 and finially ended just past 15.It was hard on both of us especially at 14 and into 15 having to wear the diapers and rubberpants and knowing our friends knew we wore them!

Breanna M.
March, 6 2023 at 6:49 am

Is it fair for girls in puberty who are bedwetting and wear cloth diapers and rubberpants to be made to wear them for special occasions and holidays?I was a puberty bedwetter from just before 12 to almost 15 and wore the cloth diapers and rubberpants to bed every night.Mom made me wear them every Easter under my easter dresses and at christmas under my holiday dress and for weddings and any other special events.I always felt somewhat embarrassed having them on and was paranoid that people would see them. How do other girls here feel about this?

Chrissy M.
May, 17 2023 at 8:01 am

To Breanna M.-I am 14 and still bedwetting from puberty..I have been wearing cloth diapers and rubberpants to bed now for over two years and my parents also make me wear them for holidays and special occassions as well! I have had to wear them under my Easter dresses,christmas dresses and in a wedding last year as the flowergirl under my poofy white dress! A week and a half ago on May 7th i did my 8th grade confirmation and per the dress code all of us girls had to wear a white dress,tights and white shoes.Mom made me wear my diapers and rubberpants under the tights and i felt weird and some what embarrassed! She has told me that the diapers and rubberpants are to make me feel pure and little girlish under my dresses for the holidays and special occassions.I dont like having to wear them other than at night for my bedwetting!

Amber T.
May, 27 2023 at 8:01 am

To Chrissy M.-You are not alone! I am 14 also and bedwetting in puberty also.I have been wearing cloth diapers and rubberpants for over two years now and i have had to wear them also for Easter and christmas under my dresses.Last sunday,May 21st,i made my First Holy Communion with the 2nd graders and wore the traditional,sleeveless,poofy knee length communion dress and veil with lace anklets and white shoes.After my bath i came into my room and mom had several of my diapers,pins,and a pair of my white rubberpants laying on my bed and told me i have to wear them under my dress for the day.I protested,but she told me that since i was in with the little kids,that they would make me feel more pure and little girlish.I gave in and she put them on me along with a camisole as my top.Before the ceremony,i was talking with three of my friends and mom came over and asked them if i looked cute and little girlish in my outfit and they all said yes.Then she lifted up the front of my dress and showed them the diapers and rubberpants and i turned very red!

Chrissy M.
July, 13 2023 at 9:52 am

I am 14 and my bestie,who is also 14 is still bedwetting from her puberty and wears cloth diapers and plastic pants[rubberpants] to bed every night.She was in a wedding last saturday as one of three flowergirls.The other two girls were 7 and 9 years old.I went with her and her parents to the wedding and when she was dressed in her flowergirl outfit,her mom put her bedwetting diapers and rubberpants on herunder her poofy dress! Her mom told me she did the diapers and rubberpants on her to make her cute and feel little girlish.I felt sorry for her during the whole time!

Laura L
July, 23 2023 at 8:04 am

To Josie K- I agree with you! I have a 12 year old niece and a 13 year old cousin who are both in puberty and bedwetting from it.They both wear cloth diapers and rubberpants to bed every night and because of that they both feel like they are babies! They each use a pacifier when their moms are putting their diapers and rubberpants on them at bedtime and suck on their pacifiers after they are in bed. Both of them have rubberpants with babyprints on them that they wear over their diapers quite often.

July, 14 2022 at 7:27 am

I am a guy 16.Last saturday my uncle got married and the flowergirl in the wedding was around 13 or 14 and she looked cute!It was at the reception that i found out she was wearing a cloth diaper and plastic pants under her dress..I saw a couple of girls come up to her and lift her dress up and thats when i plainly saw the diaper and plastic pants.At the wedding dance,i asked her to dance several times and i told her about what i saw at the reception when her dress was lifted by the two girls.She told me that she wanted to wear the diapers and plastic pants under her dress to make her feel cute and little girlish.

Sarah Desimone
May, 23 2022 at 9:28 am

I am 15 and got into some serious trouble a week and a half ago.Yesterday,May 22nd,i made my First Holy Communion in the class with the 2nd graders and had to wear a puffy,top of the knees communion dress and veil with lace anklets and white shoes. As my punishment for getting into the trouble,my parents made me wear a size 8 pampers crusier diaper with babyprint plastic pants over it under my dress all day long! I was so embarresed and at my party,mom showed my friends the pampers and plastic pants under my dress!! I am still getting over the embarrassment!

Becky O.
January, 1 2023 at 8:16 am

Your parents properly punished you under your communion dress!

October, 22 2021 at 12:13 pm

When I was growing up bedwetters wore cloth diapers and rubber pants to bed at all ages. There were disposable diapers that had just started out and were meant for babies. So it was not at all unusual to see larger sizes cloth diapers and rubber pants hanging on clotheslines. One of my moms friends had 3 bedwetters ages 9and 5 that were girls and a boy age 7. Mom and I would sometimes go over after supper to visit and it was not unusual to see all 3 sitting watching TV wearing jerseys if summer or pj's or nightgowns in cool weather and all were ready for bed wearing double cloth diapers and rubber pants.. As their bedtimes came they would come to the kitchen and say goodnight. They were unfazed about having diapers and rubber pants on. I always was glad that I was not a bedwetter.

Dustin R.
November, 28 2021 at 6:42 am

I am a 17 year old guy and one of my best buddies has a 15 year old sister who is a bedwetter and wears cloth diapers and rubberpants to bed also.When i am over at their house towards bedtime,the sister makes no effort to cover up her diapers and rubberpants! She walks around with just a smock top and the diapers on and she sometime has a pacifier in her mouth!Her rubberpants are pastel colors and she does look like a baby with them on!

Hannah Kolter
April, 22 2022 at 7:30 am

To Dawn-What was the hardest i think back then was girls going thru puberty and bedwetting because of it! I started puberty just past 12 and the bedwetting started shortly after.I had to wear the cloth pin on diapers and rubberpants to bed every night! Mom alwas put them on me about a half hour before bed time.As i got older,into 13 and 14 it was even harder having to wear them and feeling like a baby! I had two friends who were also bedwetters in puberty and wore the cloth diapers and rubberpants like i did,so when the three of us would have a sleepover,the mom would put our diaper and rubberpants on us together.

May, 5 2022 at 11:14 am

Hannah, As a babysitter I kind of felt bad for about a half hour before bedtime for the older ones coming into their room and seeing the diapers and rubber pants laid out on their bed knowing that they would be wearing them in a few minutes. they would take their panties off lie down on their bed quickly I would pin the diapers on and the older ones could hop off the bed and pull on their own rubber pants making sure the diapers were completely covered and than put on nighty or a jersey and they were ready for bed knowing that in the morning their diapers would be wet but the bedding would be dry. In the warm weather they would walk around the house with jersey on and everyone could see them wearing their rubber pants.

Hannah Kolter
May, 10 2022 at 10:14 am

To Dawn-Those kids that you babysat for were kind of lucky in that you pinned their diapers on them,then they put their rubberpants on themselves! My mom and a couple of my bedwetting friends moms always put our diapers and rubberpants on us! It was lay down,diaper slid under,babypowder applied,diaper pinned on,rubberpants pulled up our legs and over our diaper!Me and my two friends felt like babies at bedtime!

May, 11 2022 at 10:01 am

Hannah, The older ones moms felt that being a bedwetter was enough and when diapers were pinned they could put their own rubber pants on just like putting on daytime panties. gave a feeling of some control over what they wore for bedwetting. The oldest one would hop down off the bed and go to her dresser and open a drawer that had three stacks of rubber pants next to her daytime undies. They were just plain whit another stack of pastels like blue, pink and yellow and the third stack was print ones like circus clowns or animals or flowers. Most often she would choose the printed ones and step into them and pull them up over her diapers. The other wetter's only had just plain white rubber pants.

Jennifer M.
October, 7 2022 at 8:18 am

When i was 17,i did some babysitting for a widower dad with two daughters,ages 14 and 12.The one day their dad told me that they were both going to be flowergirls in their cousins wedding and asked me if i would go along and dress them in their flowergirl outfits and that he would pay me well.That saturday we got to the church 3 hours before the ceremony and i was told the girls outfits were in the church nursery.The three of us went to the nursery and their outfits were all laid out.On a table,there were two sets of cloth diapers with diaper pins and rubberpants and white camisoles.The note with them said that they have to wear the diapers and rubberpants under their dresses.So both of them got undressed and i pinned the diapers on both of them,then put the rubberpants on over them.Their camisoles went on next then their lace socks and shoes,then their poofy white dresses and veils.Both girls looked really cute and little girlish in their outfits!

Becky O.
February, 4 2023 at 7:13 am

Dawn- I did alot of babysitting when i was a teenager and some of the kids i babysat were bedwetting girls in puberty and all of them wore the cloth diapers and rubberpants to bed every night.All of the girls had some pairs of rubberpants with babyprints on them as well as the pastel colored pairs.Most of the girls preferred having their babyprint rubberpants put on them at bedtime.

Laura L
March, 28 2023 at 9:58 am

To Dawn-I also babysit for a family with a 10 year old son and a 13 year old daughter who is in puberty and bedwetting.She wears cloth diapers and rubberpants to bed everynight also.Before bedtime,i take about a dozen of the cloth diapers out of her drawer along with the diaper pins,babypowder and baby lotion and lay them on her bed.I fold the diapers,then put the pins beside them.The girl then picks out the pair of rubberpants she wants to wear,then lays down on the diapers,i rub the lotion on her,apply the babypowder,then pin the diapers on her,then she raises up her legs and i pull the rubberpants up over her diapers and make sure they cover the diapers.Even tho she is 13,most of her rubberpants are babyprints which she likes the most with a few in pink.

Sandy G.
May, 2 2023 at 7:46 am

Dawn,do you feel that rubberpants with babyprints or other cute prints on them are appropriate for girls 13 to 15 to wear over their cloth bedwetting diapers?

Brandi P.
June, 9 2023 at 8:56 am

I am 19 and babysit for a bedwetting 15 year old girl.She too wears cloth diapers and rubberpants to bed everynight.She has about 5 dozen pairs of adult size rubberpants and the majority of them are in pink,yellow,blue,white and babyprints.She likes the babyprint kind the best! When i have to babysit her,i have to put the diapers and rubberpants on her before bedtime and she takes a pair of her babyprint rubberpants out of her drawer and lays them beside her diapers.The rubberpants fit her blousy over her diapers and with the babyprint rubberpants on she looks like a baby!She just recieved her Sacrement of Confirmation[9thgrade] this past sunday,June 4th and had to wear a white ankle length dress and veil with white knee hi stockings and white shoes..I went to her party and she lifted up her dress and showed me the pair of her babyprint rubberpants she had on under her dress and told me she wanted to wear them.So to answer your question,i do feel that babyprint rubberpants are appropriate for girls 13 to 15 to wear over their bedwetting diapers!

Kara D.
June, 23 2023 at 7:10 am

Me and my sister are a year and a half apart and when we started puberty,both of us started bedwetting.I started bedwetting first,just past 12 and mom got me cloth diapers and rubberpants to wear.Every night,mom would put the diapers and rubberpants on me while sis watched and i felt like i was the baby of the family!Then when sis turned 12,she started her bedwetting and mom got more diapers and rubberpants for her.Both of us laid side by side before bedtime and mom put the diapers and rubberpants on us.Mom referred to both of us as her 'babygirls in diapers and rubberpants' which we really didnt like.My bedwetting went till just before 15 and i stopped entirely.Sis continued on having to wear them and then she felt like the baby of the family!After we were both out of the diapers and rubberpants,mom kept some of them and we were made to wear them as punishment when we misbehaved untill we were 18!

Julie Hockett
July, 28 2022 at 9:29 am

When i was 16,i babysat for a family with two daughters who were a year apart at 12 and 13.Both girls were in puberty at the time and bedwetting because of it.They also wore the cloth diapers and rubberpants to bed every night.About an hour before bedtime,they would take their cloths off and lay side by side on the bed and i would pin their diaper on them,then put the rubberpants on them.Their mom preferred it be done that way.After their diapers and rubberpants were on,they would put either their pj's or nightgowns on and we would either watch tv or play games untill bedtime.Since they were only 12 and 13,they both had pastel colored rubberpants and also babyprints which they both wore the most. Because they were a year apart,they both were never baptized as babies,so when they were 13 and 14 their parents had them baptized at mass on a sunday morning. I helped their mom dress them in the traditional white,poofy,above the knees,sleeveless baptism dresses with matching bonnets,lace anklets and white mary jane shoes.We put their cloth diapers and the babyprint rubberpants on them that they wanted to wear with a camisole as their top under their dresses. They both looked very adorable and cute! Towards the end of their party,their mom and i took their cloth diapers off of them and they both wore their babyprint rubberpants under their dresses untill bedtime.

Becky O.
July, 20 2022 at 6:40 am

I was one of those girls also! I started puberty before age 12 and started the bedwetting soon after. Mom got the Curity flat cloth diapers in the 26x27 inch size for me along with diaper pins,extra large super size rubberpants,babypowder,diaper rash ointment and baby lotion.Every night before bedtime she would put the diapers and rubberpants on me.It got to be a nightly routine and i did feel like a baby with them on most of the time.There were other girls like me and wearing the cloth diapers and rubberpants as well and we were considered in our '2nd babyhood'!The worst part of it was our moms had us wear our diapers and rubberpants or just the rubberpants under our Easter and christmas dresses and also for weddings etc.At sleepovers and slumber parties we were all put into our diapers and rubberpants early on.We had our rubberpants in pink,yellow and blue and some with babyprints on them and some of the girls would wear their babyprint rubberpants at the sleepovers and slumber parties.My bedwetting went on all thru ages 12,13 and most of 14 and ended just before i turned 15.

Carole Sustin
June, 4 2023 at 8:34 am

My two daughters are a year apart at 14 and 15.They both are into boys now and as a mom,i feel it is my duty to protect their purity and innocence.For special occasions i require them to wear rubberpants under their dresses to prevent them from wanting to fool around when they are going to be around boys.They have to wear them for weddings,special church events,Easter,and any other special occasion.Having them wear the rubberpants is very effective and so far they have not become sexually active.I recommend other moms to use rubberpants on their tee girls to protect their purity and innocence!

clarice t.
January, 27 2023 at 7:53 am

Hi i am 17 and babysit two sisters who are a year apart at 12 and 13.Both are in puberty and bedwetting and wear cloth diapers and rubberpants to bed every night.When i babysit them,at bedtime they both lay naked side by side and i slide their cloth diapers under them,babypowder them,then pin the diapers on them.Next they raise up their legs and i pull their rubberpants up their legs and over their diapers and make sure the diapers are covered! Both of them have babyprint rubberpants that they like to have put on over their diapers.

Sandy G.
January, 29 2023 at 9:31 am

When i was 16,i babysat for a family with a newly adopted 14 year old daughter who was wetting during the daytime and bedwetting at night!She wore the cloth pin on diapers and adult size rubberpants 24/7 and when i had to babysit her,i had to change her diapers everyso often and also diaper her at bedtime.Baby powder,lotion and diaper rash ointment was used on her with the diapers and her diaper pins were pastel or duck or teddy bear head kind.When i had to change her,it was like me changing a baby,only she laid still!After her dry diapers were put on,a fresh pair of rubberpants was put on over them as her mom didnt want the rubberpants worn for more than one diaper change.She told me a few times that she felt like a baby wearing the diapers and rubberpants and that she liked the feeling.

Marjory K.
February, 10 2023 at 9:09 am

When our daughter started puberty just past 12,she started bedwetting also. We put her into cloth diapers and rubberpants at night.We had a 16 year old girl babysit her when the husband and i would go out for an evening.She would put the daughters diapers and rubberpants on her at bedtime just like i did.After the daughter was in bed,we paid the girl extra to fold the daughters freshly washed diapers and rubberpants and pile them up on the coffee table while she watched tv.The one saturday night,hubby and i went out and the girl came to babysit the daughter.I got a headache so we came home early.The daughter was in bed and we caught the babysitter with her boyfriend and she had some of the daughters diaper and rubberpants on! We sent the boyfriend home and asked the babysitter what was going on.She told us that her boyfriend talked her into putting on the diapers and rubberpants so he could see what they looked like on her! We fired her there on the spot!

July, 13 2023 at 9:56 am

I am 18 and babysit for a family with a 14 year old daughter who is bedwetting from puberty.I have to put cloth diapers and rubberpants on her at bedtime.

Bonnie R.
October, 2 2021 at 8:31 am

Our daughter is 14 and approaching the end of her puberty.When she first started puberty before age 12,she started bedwetting because of it.Since then,she has been wearing a thick cloth diaper and adult size rubberpants to bed every night.She has been fine with the cloth diaper and rubberpants and has even worn them under her Easter and christmas dresses and for a couple of special occasions.Her bedwetting is now becomming less frequent,only about two to three or four times a week now.I still put the diaper and rubberpants on her every night.She told me the other night that after her bedwetting ends,that she still wants to wear the diaper and rubberpants to bed occassionally as she is used to them and feels secure in them.It took me by surprise! Should i let her keep on wearing them every so often when she wants to?

Courtney Holstad
February, 18 2021 at 7:29 am

When i made my First Holy Communion at age 12,i was put into a cloth diaper and plastic pants and tee shirt when i was dressed in my communion outfit.My parents told me it was for two reasons,one,in case i got nervous and had an accident,and two,to make me feel pure and innocent like the 7 year old little girls in my class! My communion dress was to the top of my knees and i wore the lace anklets and white mary jane shoes. I did feel like a little girl with the diaper and plastic pants on under my dress,but was paranoid the whole time that something would happen and people would see them.Then,two years later when i was 14,i was one of two flowergirls in my aunts wedding,and my parents had me wear the diaper and plastic pants under my flowergirl dress.The other girl was 6 years old and she had a pampers,size 7 diaper on under her dress.Our dresses were almost midthigh length and it was hard to concentrate on being a flowergirl with only a few inches of my dress covering the diaper and plastic pants!

Sarah Desimone
June, 9 2021 at 6:11 am

i have been to several weddings over the last 10 years or so and have seen both younger and older flowergirls with diapers and plastic pants on under their poofy dresses and i thought they all looked cute!Most of the younger girls i saw had a pampers with the plastic pants over it,and most of the older girls wore the cloth diaper and plastic pants.

Clarice A.
September, 3 2021 at 8:40 am

To Courtney Holstad-You were dressed properly for your First Holy Communion! Your parents did the proper thing by putting you into the diaper,plastic pants and tee shirt under your communion dress! I am a catholic girl,and at my parish the cloth diaper,"rubberpants" and tee shirt is the normal underwear worn under the communion dresses by all of the girls.I made my First Holy Communion at 15 and my diaper was 10 plies thick and pinned on me with pink diaper pins.My rubberpants were adult size and fit me blousy and crinkled under my dress when i walked.My tee shirt was tucked into the waist of the rubberpants.They made me feel pure and innocent like the little girls in my class.Like you,the girls are expected to wear their diaper and rubberpants and tee shirt for other special occasions such as weddings,etc. I wore mine under my white confirmation dress a year later at 16.

Hannah Kolter
October, 31 2021 at 8:43 am

I also made my First Holy Communion at 15 in the class with the 7 year olds. I was dressed like the little girls in a poofy,short sleeve knee length communion dress and veil with the lace socks and white mary jane shoes.I was put into a cloth diaper and adult size rubberpants when i was dressed with a tee shirt as my top.Everything went smoothly untill towards the end of my party.My boyfriend,who was 16,came and brought me a card,and we hung out for a while.He saw the cloth diaper and rubberpants under my dress and asked me why i was wearing them and i told him my parents made me wear them to be like the little girls in my class. Later on that week,he broke up with me because he felt i was like a baby!

Sarah Desimone
March, 19 2023 at 7:48 am

When i was 17,i got hired by a dad whose 14 year old daughter was making her First Holy Communion. and had to dress her.The mom had an operation and was in the hospital,so she couldnt be there.Their parish required the full First Communion outfit for the girls,so i had to put a cloth diaper and rubberpants on her with a tee shirt as her top,then her communion dress and veil with the lace socks and white shoes.She looked cute in her outfit! I went to the mass with her and her dad and there were 4 other teen girls,ages 15 and 16 in the class and they looked cute also!The one 15 year old girl had ruffled rubberpants on over her cloth diaper as she showed them to the other girls before the ceremony.

Chrissy M.
May, 4 2023 at 7:11 am

I am 15 and will be making my First Holy Communion this comming sunday,May 7,in the class of 2023 with the 2nd graders.My communion dress is short sleeve and poofy,that comes to the top of my knees.I am going to wear lace anklets and white maryjane shoes with my dress and veil.My cloth diaper and rubberpants mom got from Babypants .com and my white tee shirt from Target.

Haille Lien
May, 26 2023 at 7:15 am

To Chrissy M.-I am 15 and just made my First Holy Communion this past sunday,May 21st,2023 in the class of 7 year olds. I was dressed as a little girl also in a short sleeve,poofy,knee length communion dress and veil with gloves,lace anklets and white patent leather shoes.After my bath,i laid naked on my bed and mom baby powdered me then pinned a 10 ply thick cloth diaper on me,then put white,crinkly,adult size rubberpants on me over the diaper,followed by a plain white tee shirt and tucked it into the waist of the rubberpants.I put the lace anklets and shoes on next,then my dress and veil were put on me next.I felt very pure and little girlish in my outfit and when mom brought me out to show dad,the rubberpants crinkled under my dress!! At the parish before the ceremony,several of my friends remarked how cute i looked as a 'little girl' and they lifted up my dress and checked out my diaper and rubberpants. Even some teen boys saw the diaper and rubberpants under my dress and told me i looked cute!At my party,my dress was also lifted up and every saw the diaper and rubberpants! I felt very little girlish!

Sandy G.
June, 10 2023 at 7:49 am

To Courtney Holstad-As a catholic mom i can tell you that it is fairly common for catholic girls to wear their First Holy Communion cloth diaper and rubberpants under dresses for other special occasions like weddings,father-daughter dances,purity balls and even holidays,such as Easter and Christmas.I have been to several catholic weddings over the last few years and have seen both younger and older flowergirls and some junior bridesmaids with their First Communion cloth diaper and rubberpants on under their dresses.

September, 1 2020 at 7:30 am

having several traumas my love cartoons toys my room is in winnie the pooh design i have an adult size tricycle and hobbie horse feel safer as a toddler

June, 13 2020 at 12:11 am

I have a problem.I regress under stress and at night time.My marriage failed also because I regressed around an unsafe person.I now don't trust anyone.I miss being held.Being safe.I have regressed and it doesn't always feel like I have control over this.It scares me very much.I was told by my doctor that I have a dissociative disorder of some sort.But I feel deeply ashamed and very scared for myself.E.What if it happens again.How do I protect myself.

Calamity Jane
May, 21 2021 at 7:53 am

Your marriage failed because your husband didn’t deserve you. Don’t be ashamed to be yourself, be ashamed of the people who pretend they’re doing just fine but are suffering in silence because their pride won’t let them seek help.

Amber T.
July, 17 2023 at 6:44 am

To Lizzy-I am somewhat like you.I was a puberty bedwetter from age s 12 to just past 15 and every night before bedtime would pin a thick cloth diaper on me then put the rubberpants on over it,then my nighgown or pjs were put on and i would get into bed.I would lay there feeling safe and secure and like a baby.I would even suck my thumb sometimes as i fell asleep!There were times when i actually looked forward to bedtime and mom putting the diaper and rubberpants on me and then regressing somewhat.As i got older and became more involved with school,church and my friends,my stress level went up and at bedtime with my diaper and rubberpants on,i regressed even more!When i was 14,i recieved my Sacrement of 8th grade confirmation and had to wear a white dress and veil for it.Mom put one of my cloth diapers and rubberpants on me under the dress and i actually liked wearing them!The next year,about three months after i turned 15,my bedwetting ended and i told mom that i was used to wearing the diaper and rubberpants to bed and that i wanted to keep on wearing them,not telling her that i regressed after i was in bed.So i continued on wearing them to bed at night and regressing to a baby.I wore the diapers and rubberpants all thru 15,16,17 and 18 and the guy i was going with knew that i wore them and liked having me as somewhat of a baby.I am 24 now and married and my husband fully understands my need to wear my diaper and rubberpants and regress every so often.

June, 26 2019 at 3:51 pm

Ok what do you do it’s the dominant regressing to the age he was abused and the only way to keep little davie sober is to have his submissive spank him I’m worried for him we are in the ddlg too he’s talking about giving me a training collar I want it I love the child in him but sometimes his little submissive needs her daddy and daddy is regressed

May, 5 2019 at 8:35 pm

In my case I don't have DID, but do live with CPTSD due to on going trauma as a kid. I have found personal utilizing regressive behaviors such as going the whole weekend around the house in a tee shirt and diaper much like a 3 year old. In a way to both embody and comfort my younger self as a method of therapy. I think more needs to explored on this. Cause technically it's good to Pampers yourself.

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