My Step Son Wears DiapersCourtesy of his bio mother actually. He has been a bedwetter since he was 6 and even more so since my husband and his mother got a divorce three years ago. She had custody and my husband would get him on some weekends when we were dating. I bonded with him almost immediately and I knew that he was a bedwetter and wore night diapers. After we got married 2 years ago, I was noticing that he was becoming very withdrawn and was not as happy camper when he would come over. Then one Friday afternoon, she pulled up to drop him off for the weekend and I heard them pull up. I went to the porch and she was at the back seat pulling him out of the car. To my shcok he was just in a diaper and a tshirt with a pacifier clipped to it. He was fighting her an bawling loudly and she was verbally abusing him and telling him he was acting like a baby and that why he had a diaper on. I was mortified and ran to the car and told him I was there. I got him out of the car and pulled him close and took him back to the house. He was crying uncontrollably. She threw a diaper bag on the ground and said "there are some diapers for the baby" and got in the car. I went back and picked the bag up and took them in. We sat down and I comforted him and got him to quiet down and told him I would get his clothes out. All she had packed for him were diapers and tshirts. I got him something to drink and a wash cloth and finally got him calm. He told me that for the past couple of weeks that she had been making him wear only diapers and t shirts and had the paci clipped on all the time. He said she made him sleep in a crib and told him that if he was oing to pee like a baby then she was going to treat him like one. He was crying when he told me and my heart just broke for him.
When dad got home he was irate to say the least. I told him to stay with the boys, (I have a son that was 5) that I would be right back. I went to WalMart and bought him some clothes and underwear and brought them home. I ran water and told him to take a bath as I pulled the diaper off him and then he could get dressed. He did and when he was dressed again, he was almost a new boy. We went for pizza and tried to help him to forget.
That night I told him that he did not have to wear a diaper to bed if he did not want to but he said that it was okay to wear because otherwise he would wet the bed. I helped him get ready for bed and diapered him and held him close for a while. He told me he wanted me to be his mother from now on and I just started bawling like a baby myself.
Needless to say, my husband had some choice words for his ex on the phone and that next week he petioned the court for sutody of his son. It was a battle but I had the foresight to write down everything and while the court stopped short of labelling her a child abuser, we did gain full custody of him about 6 months later after all the surveys of our home life and what kind of parents we would be.