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Woman's Realm / 11th March 1967

Well, lookee here. Is this an ad from one of the first disposable nappy brands in the UK? I don’t know about your mum, but mine put traditional terry nappies on me. I’ve probably said this before, but the prospect of my mum boiling nappies was what made my dad put his foot down and demand that they bought a washing machine. Bizarrely, my mum was quite prepared to go through the sort of drudgery that her poor mother had to! Also: a knitted cover?! I think we can work out why disposables didn’t have those for very long!

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Gill S. on 15 December 2011 @ 1pm

I don’t know about you, but that nappy doesn’t look terribly “baby-shaped” to me. More like…well, steaklet-shaped. My baby didn’t look like a steaklet. Do other babies look like steaklets?


Eleanor Nisbet on 4 November 2016 @ 9pm

I used them in 1967!! They usually got quite lumpy and soggy when wet, so I happily went back to terry towelling

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