Dear mothers, when you were changing your baby's diapers, did you remember your childhood? At that time, very few people had used diapers, and families with children were all "flaunted flags". Seeing how happy the babies are now, mothers and grandmothers with children are more happy and relieved! When did diapers rise up, and how did they evolve into such a "high-tech" product step by step? How many twists and turns are there in this story, and how many scientists have worked hard for this, let me take everyone into this "diaper" growth history.
Maybe you don't believe it. At the beginning of human beings, there was the concept of using "diapers", but the diapers at that time and the diapers now are completely different. At that time, babies used “diapers” made of “pure natural materials”, such as plant leaves, animal skins, or folded weeds and moss. Although it is impossible to verify how often the ancients changed the "diaper" to a baby, it is generally believed that it would be good to change it once in three or four days. In cold places, in order to keep warm, babies are often wrapped in blankets, and these blankets are the original "diapers". In some tropical areas, people rarely use "diapers." Mothers will predict the time of their babies' excretion, and then take them outside for convenience and avoid soiling their accommodation.
It was not until the middle of the 19th century that the first diapers were born following the industrialization of a large number of cheap cotton fabrics. Rectangular or square diapers are folded or tied to the outside of the baby's underwear or underwear to hold the toilet. In order to better protect the baby, smart mothers have added a lot of interesting elements to the diapers. Such as natural water-absorbing substances, moss and peat! Or stack 2 or more diapers together to prevent urine leakage.
Well, after talking so much, it's time to talk about disposable diapers! The rudiments of disposable diapers that you see now appeared in Europe and North America from 1930 to 1950, fifty to sixty years ago. Like many famous inventions that greatly improved people's lives in the world, the birth of diapers is closely related to the Second World War. In order to solve the problem of cotton shortage during World War II, the Germans invented a fiber tissue paper made of wood pulp. This tissue paper has a very soft texture and strong water absorption. Later, a company in Sweden continued to research and cut this tissue paper into a special shape, folded one by one in gauze or mesh knitted fabric, and then put it in the baby's underwear. Soon, this new type of disposable diapers began to be sold in major hospitals and stores, but the cost was very high, and the price at that time was also very expensive!
Later, a mother in the United States thought that although this kind of disposable diaper was very useful, it could not solve the problem of urine penetration, so she thought of adding a waterproof layer under the diaper or disposable diaper, and applied for a patent. Achieved another revolutionary great progress.
After years of painstaking research and development, the disposable diapers launched by Kimberly-Clark in 1968 immediately stood out, and many innovative products even became the industry standard. For example, the triangular design is introduced for the first time, which fits the baby's body very well. The new water-absorbing material and the stickable buckle have the advantages of tailoring and convenient fixing. However, this is still an imperfect product. Many mothers complain that when their babies stand up or play, they still leak urine. In order to make the baby more enjoyable, curious high-end diapers came into being. At that time, the curious diapers won the love of many mothers with their innovative and high-end design. The more fitting tailoring, elastic leg design and reusable buckles can better prevent side leakage and allow the baby to wear it. More comfortable and body-fitting!
After continuous R&D and improvement of a number of patented technologies, diapers have more and more user-friendly design concepts. For example, Curious has launched the world’s first pants-shaped diapers. The three-dimensionally fitted panties design makes it easy to put on and take off, and the baby can move easily. , Is the most cutting-edge product in the development of diapers.
Small diapers not only make babies more comfortable and free, but also liberate parents from the heavy labor of cleaning diapers, greatly improving the convenience of people’s lives. Therefore, diapers are also one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. !