The first disposable diaper was created in 1942 in Sweden, and was nothing more than an absorbent pad held in place with a pair of rubber pants.
How was the diaper invented?
But until the mid-20th century, diapering babies meant folding and pinning cloth toweling, then tugging on a pair of rubber pants. In the late 1940s, a woman named Marion Donovan changed all that. She created a new kind of diaper, an envelope-like plastic cover with an absorbent insert.
Did cavemen babies wear nappies?
Before disposables, cloth nappies were used in the western world. Early potty training was desired to avoid the tedious process of laundering. But going back in time, there is not much information available on how people got on with baby pee and poo. There is not much mentioning on how babys pee and poo were handled.