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Historical Cloth Diapers

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Historical Cloth Diapers

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The story behind the first modern cloth diaper, called the Boater, invented by Marion Donovan in 1946. Her invention sold for 1 million dollars in 1951.

Vintage 1965 Original Print 7x9 Picture Art by PinMeUpScotty

Vintage 1965 Original Print 7x9 Picture Art by PinMeUpScotty

Mother's Aid Diaper and Utility Bag Cardboard Box by tenpennygray

Mother's Aid Diaper and Utility Bag Cardboard Box by tenpennygray

Vintage Wrapping Paper For Baby with Diaper Pin by TillaHomestead

The Evolution of Potty Training Tech

The Evolution of Potty Training Tech - Gizmodo

A woman ready to do laundry. You can see the washer has a wringer at the top that you crank to squeeze excess water from the clothes. California, 1942

Baby drinking bottle. 1943, Maryland. Example of fit.

This baby looks so perfect, like a doll! 1942, New Jersey.

Another example of a fairly loose diaper, 6 weeks old. 1939, California

A well pinned diaper doesn't look to be the priority of mothers in the past. 1937, Mississippi.

Baby at a picnic, no diaper on but one there "just in case" it seems. 1941, Oregon

Baby in diaper being fed by migrant worker mother in Oklahoma. 1939

Motherhood 50 years ago- series of photos on HuffPo including this one. Babywearing photos too!

The history of Disana cloth diapers, a company with roots going back over 40 years that is still in business.

The History of Wool- Mother Nature’s Diaper Cover | Dirty Diaper Laundry

Vintage baby plastic pants diaper cover, Curity cloth diaper + pins lot | eBay

Vintage Baby Diaper Safety Pins used for cloth diapers.

Vintage/Antique Safety Pins by ladygirltreasures on Etsy, $30.00

1926 Ad William Carter Knit Underwear Springfield MA Baby Diaper Dr L Emmet Holt | eBay

1902 Ad Acme Shoulder Diaper Suspender Babies Dr John Hart Keys Collier Tillard | eBay

  • Heidi Hall
    Heidi Hall

    And don't the creepy babies look so happy lol

The shorts are lined with plastic. Adorable vintage set.

I can just imagine the dapper little guy wearing this diaper cover and vest.

Bank, T.P., “Ainu woman carrying child on back, Shiraoi, Japan,” AMNH Digital Special Collections. Babywearing history.

4 Vintage Blue Baby Guard Diaper Pins Original Card by Risdon Naugatuck Conn USA | eBay

1937 Baby Cloth Diaper Kitten Photo Kodak Movie Camera Vintage Magazine Print Ad | eBay