7.19.2010

taking it back (way back)...




i recently bought a set of vintage keystone diapers. these diapers, also known as safe-t di-dees, are regarded as being the first snapping diaper. basically nothing more than a 4-ply contour diaper with a few snaps, but certainly a genius invention for 1950, when most mamas were still folding up flats and securing them with safety pins. for a fun read, here's an original newspaper article hailing keystone diapers, and the working mom behind the invention.

my favorite quote from the article? mrs geeslin says:

"if our third child hadn't been a boy, the diapers never may have come about." "for you see," she says, "he crawled away every time i got the pin at the proper angle... and i grew tired of being left just holding a pin!"


unfortunately, even snaps don't always help me with this wiggly worm, but i do appreciate mrs. geeslin's sentiments.


and of course, here's baby hudson in his new (old) safe-t di-dee diapers...




cute, simple and one-size. functional, too. what's not to love?

2 comments:

domesticsimplicity.com said...

LOVE this post! He looks so sweet:)

new button said...

I love the article! I actually live in the same town! Who knew such a great invention was made right around the corner!