If you have been living under a rock or on some remote island, then there is a chance that you might not have heard of Pampers baby diapers. Otherwise, you know full well that Pampers paved the way in diaper technology and innovation. Created by the folks at Procter and Gamble in the early 1960’s, they have been a market leader in baby products for years by continually improving their product offerings to tackle consumer needs such as a product that helps prevent rash, ones for newborns and designs for older babies.
Pampers baby diaper, a product made by Procter & Gamble, was created by a P&G engineer. The story is told that the idea came while watching over his grandchild in 1956. He pondered at that time, like any good engineer does, that “There must be a better way of doing this.” He went back to his P&G group to research the idea of a disposable diaper that would be absorbent, which prevented leaks while simultaneously keeping babies dry. The result was the introduction of the disposable baby diaper in 1961 called Pampers.
It’s interesting to note that, at first, supermarkets and other retailers didn’t really know where to stock Pampers. In those early years, you could find them in various spots including the food aisle, paper products, and even in the drug section. Also interesting was the fact that parents treated them at first as a novelty. It was viewed as something to use for special occasions, traveling, or to make diapering simpler for a babysitter. Regardless of its humble beginnings, it pretty much wiped out the cloth diaper industry by the late 1960’s.
By this time, they became the leader in the baby product industry and have maintained that role ever since. The main reason for its initial and subsequent success has been due to its technological advances. From the onset construction of the three-piece design, to the many other advances in production, Pampers has obtained many patents throughout the years that have propelled them as innovators.
These innovations include tape fasteners, the first thin diaper with a core containing an absorbent gel, elastic leg gathers, refastening tabs, the introduction of curly fiber which pulled moisture into the core of the product and then recoiled back to absorb more fluid, and the first lotion top sheet.
Pampers continues to be a market leader in diaper technology. The products mentioned above continue the tradition of providing quality products with ultimate leak protection and comfort. Pampers are well worth the investment in your baby’s health.