How does a Baby Nappy (Disposable Diaper) Work? Science, Technology & Curiosity 26 JUN 2016

A disposable baby nappy is actually quite a cleverly designed product, the current iterations consisting of five different layers, each with its own specialized role to play. Furthermore, the superabsorbent polymer in the diaper’s core is unbelievable in terms of its ability to soak up massive amounts of liquid!

hand changing a baby nappy

EngineerGuy, otherwise known as engineering professor Bill Hammack, is a well known science and technology documentarian who has gone ahead and put together this very informative video on what is quite an… absorbing topic:

As much as I moan about the cost of nappies, these brilliant little things really do make life with a baby/toddler so much easier!

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Software developer, husband and dad to two little girls. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don't have time for myself any more.

  • Modernzulumom

    I also moan a lot about the cost of nappies – this video is going to haunt me the next time I do that. So much goes into protecting us from EXPLOSIVES :D

    • I know right!? Who knew just how much engineering actually goes into these things!