diaperhood

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From diaper +‎ -hood

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diaperhood (uncountable)

  1. (informal) The period of time for which one wears a diaper as a child; babyhood.
    • 1930, Isaac Goldberg, Tin Pan Alley
      ... "Baby's Eyes" ... "Mud-Pie Days" ... "Baby Hands" ... "Creep, Baby, Creep" ... "My Mamma Lives Up in the Sky" ... "My Mother's Kiss" ... It was the diaperhood of the Alley — a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children set to children's music.
    • 1992, John Voelker, Trout Magic
      ...all this despite the fact that I was born and raised in the same Peninsula and had been trout fishing avidly almost from diaperhood.
    • 2007 April 24, Jan Hoffman, “Treating the Awkward Years”, in New York Times[1]:
      Of those teenagers who are insured and who continue to see a primary-care doctor, a vast majority remain with the pediatricians or family doctors who have cared for them since diaperhood.

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