Save Time And Money With A Diaper Subscription – Some things remain consistent over time.  Diaper duty is one of them. Disposable diapers have only been around since the 1960’s.  What did people do before that time?  Diaper duty was pretty messy.

Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapers

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Cloth diapers fastened with large safety pins were covered with rubber panties.

This was the diaper of many baby boomers throughout infancy.

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Reusable Inserts

Reusable Inserts

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In 1940, English mom, Valerie Hunter Gordon, invented these first reusable diaper inserts.

They were made of parachute fabric.

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First Flushables

First Flushables

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In 1944, Hugo Drangel worked for a Swedish paper company.

He created a disposable diaper using thin-tissue like sheets of paper.

We have no idea how leak-proof they were.


Depression Diapers

Depression Diapers

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Many families during the Great Depression used flour sacks as fabric for diapers and clothing.

The textile was sturdy and reusable.


Medieval Times

Medieval Times

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Europeans who lived during the Middle Ages kept their babies warm wrapped in wool.

They would keep the bottom material half loose to make it easy to switch out the clean fabric.


Hamster Bedding

Hamster Bedding

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Wood was abundant during Biblical times.

Parents made the best use of its shavings by putting it under the baby’s clothing.


Leaf Diapers

Leaf Diapers

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During the hunter and gatherer times, humans made good use of large leaves.

However, these would leak and would not be very absorbent.

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