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mirandashell
06-28-2011, 09:05 PM
....before disposable nappies were invented, babies had to wear plastic pants over their towelling nappy. The pants had elastic around the waist and legs.

Does anyone remember what they were called?

The reason I ask is I'm watching the tennis and one of the woman is wearing a skirt that reminds me of those pants.

Wicked
06-28-2011, 09:10 PM
Hmm. I always thought they were just called diaper covers, or plastic pants. Don't know if they had a proper name.

mirandashell
06-28-2011, 09:28 PM
I'm sure they did here. It's really bugging me now.

Lavern08
06-28-2011, 11:21 PM
We called them: Rubber Baby Booty Bumpers :)

mirandashell
06-28-2011, 11:31 PM
LOL! That's a bit of a mouthful.....

regdog
06-29-2011, 01:36 AM
Weren't the rubber pants? They still have them only now they're mostly vinyl

mirandashell
06-29-2011, 01:42 AM
You could be right.... rubber pants? Errrmmm.... no, it's not. Of course, the word I'm trying to think of could be a regionalism. I'll have to ask my mom.

Xelebes
06-29-2011, 03:55 AM
The connoisseurs I've met call them rubber pants.

areteus
06-29-2011, 11:39 AM
I used to have towelling nappies but they were never covered with anything...

Maryn
06-29-2011, 05:13 PM
We called them rubber pants unless the seat was decorated with rows of ruffled lace. Then they were rumba pants.

After you talk to your mom, tell us the regionalism?

Maryn, curious

mirandashell
06-29-2011, 09:47 PM
I will. I'm gonna speak to her at the weekend so will let you know.

mirandashell
06-30-2011, 12:39 AM
Just spoke to my mom and it turns out to be...........


Rubbers.


Rubbers, ffs. Duh.

niknicnac
06-30-2011, 12:42 AM
Lol, that means something totally different here.

mirandashell
06-30-2011, 12:53 AM
I know! LOL! Told you it was a regionalism!

niknicnac
06-30-2011, 01:02 AM
I would love to see my mother's face if I told her I was going to put a rubber on the baby. She nearly passed out when I told her people didn't get their tongue's pierced to look cool! What can I say she asked!

mirandashell
06-30-2011, 01:08 AM
Not A rubber! LOL! Plural, woman, plural!

niknicnac
06-30-2011, 01:22 AM
Now I'm going to be laughing all day! I needed that! She would still pass out.