The mother of Diaper- Marion Donovan

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I know everyone will agree with me on this point that one of the first item babies wears is a Diaper.  The diaper is the first thing you prefer for newborn comfort.  It made our life hassle-free in many ways and I totally except that I could not imagine my life without diaper after being a Mother.  
Do you know who the great person invented Diaper was? 
Marion Donovan has invented the Diaper.  She is best known for developing the first waterproof disposable diaper.


She was born in 1971, and her mother passed when she was very young. Her most after-school time goes in her father's manufacturing plant.  In 1946, as housewife and mother of two kids, she was juggling between everything.  The cloth diaper annoyed as it ends up soiling bedding and cloth over and over again. 

She always thought of creating something more convenient and better.  
The fun fact is she started making it with a shower curtain.  She tried many ways and failed many attempts. But,  who knew a shower curtain will be so helpful  She sews the plastic around the cloth. It looked like a boat to her, so she kept of her diaper name "boater."
She also used snaps to close the diaper cover, so that mother could always do away with safety-pin.
The final was made of nylon parachute cloth that seems to reduce the chance of diaper rash. The air could circulate through this lighter natural so baby's bottom could dry off.


After inventing boater, Marion wanted to commercialize it so she could help other mom in the same crises. She failed to get any buyer, and she started to sell in individually on her own, and it got a huge success.  In 1949, her invention got patented, and she got a huge success.  In 1951, Marion sold the rights of her diaper in a significant amount of 1 million dollars.

Marion Philosophy- It was always worth looking for ways to improve even the most simple thing.
No matter what brand or type of Diaper mothers are using for their babies, we will always be Thankful for this life-saving invention.

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