What Used to Happen With Baby Pee?
October 5, 2012 11:17 AM Subscribe
How were babies' excretions handled before "modern" diaper technology?
posted by amicamentis to society & culture (20 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I just read this question
. Summary: diaper is leaking in the middle of the night, necessitating 3 AM changes. Lots of the responses said to get the 'overnights' thicker diapers that absorb a ton of pee.
What historically was the experience like for babies / parents before these miraculous absorbent diapers? Would the parents get up multiple times per night to change pee-soaked rags? How were they held on before safety pins? What was the diaper-changing process like? How has diaper technology changed from ancient times? Were kids potty-trained faster in olden days?
I am interested in any answer, varying from culture to culture and in any historical time periods.