Rubber pants are baggy, balloon styled panties that are pulled on over top of a baby's diapers, usually cloth diapers, to help prevent leaking, and to prevent the soiling and wetting of outer clothing worn by the baby, and to keep surrounding furnishings dry and clean.
Rubber pants are manufactured out of 100% vinyl/plastic, have gathered elasticized waistband and leg hole openings, and pull-on like panties. Rubber pants are most commonly used in households with babies wearing cloth diapers.
Rubber pants are also used for the purpose of toilet training a baby from the stage of diapers, to the stage of underpants.
"Gerber" and "Babykins" are two specific names that manufacture rubber pants for babies today.
(1)- Diapers are those ever so wonderful little things that have been around forever, and that are used on the bottoms of babies. They are the "catch all" apparel of any babies wardrobe or layette. Diapers, usually white in colour, rectangular in shape, and fashioned out of either a washable, or disposable type of material or fabric, are brought up between a baby's legs and fastened at the sides (near a baby's hips), with either safety pins (diaper pins), or sticky tabs, depending on which type of diapers one is using. Usually fairly bulky by design, diapers remain to be the most popular and simplistic method used today to contain the waste of babies under the age of 3 years.
(2)- Diaper design, a design which incorporates a geometric pattern, (diamond pattern), that can be found on much older English styled brick manor houses dating back as far as the 1400's. Diaper design, a pattern used in the assembly of hand stitching, quilting, and doily work. Diaper design is most often refered to as "diaper pattern", or "diaper work".
"Pampers" and "Huggies", just to mention a couple of popular names behind the manufacturing of babies disposable diapers. 100% cotton cloth diapers manufactured out of flannelette, birdseye, gauze, or terry towelling. "Snugabye" brand flannelette baby diapers.
Diaper pins are essentially an over sized safety pin used for fastening and holding a babies cotton cloth diapers in place. Associated with the use of cloth diapers and rubber pants, diaper pins can be found with both a metal snap lock cap, and a plastic safety cap, making them easy to distinguish between regular ordinary safety pins.
"Gerber", "Dritz", "Evenflo", and "Safety First" are all manufacturers of baby diaper pins.