Mid-90s Pampers and when was cloth-backed introduced?

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In Scotland, Pampers Baby Dry nappies still had a plastic backing in early 2000.

I wore what I think were those for bed wetting then as an 11 year old, and those were indeed plastic.

My sister was born in April 2000. I was put on nappy-duty right from the start, so I knew first-hand that the transition between plastic- and cloth-backed was by no means complete at that point.
Her very nappies at the hospital were plastic-backed. Although I can't comment on which brand, they were devoid of any designs at all. In that case they were perhaps a medical brand for infants. As I recall, most of the ones she wore at home during her first few months of life were plastic-backed, and perhaps a few "hybrids" - we bought a mixture of Pampers, Huggies and supermarket types for her then. All of the Huggies were cloth-backs, but I think the Baby-Dry and supermarket were plastic, and still relatively crinkly and even bulky.
By the time of that Christmas, I think the Baby Dry had gone fully cloth-backed.

Supermarket nappies generally stayed plastic-backed at that time, their shift came more in the following years -- roughly 2001-2003, but it still wasn't unusual to see plastic-backed brands up to and including 2006.
I remember my sister had some “Tesco Value” nappies c. early 2003, which were plastic-backed.

The "cloth-backed" of back then was still half-the-world away from the cloth-backed of today.
 
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I have some Huggies from 97/98 that have the Cloth Like layer over the plastic, so at least that year if not earlier than that
 

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In Scotland, Pampers Baby Dry nappies still had a plastic backing in early 2000.

I wore what I think were those for bed wetting then as an 11 year old, and those were indeed plastic.

My sister was born in April 2000. I was put on nappy-duty right from the start, so I knew first-hand that the transition between plastic- and cloth-backed was by no means complete at that point.
Her very nappies at the hospital were plastic-backed. Although I can't comment on which brand, they were devoid of any designs at all. In that case they were perhaps a medical brand for infants. As I recall, most of the ones she wore at home during her first few months of life were plastic-backed, and perhaps a few "hybrids" - we bought a mixture of Pampers, Huggies and supermarket types for her then. All of the Huggies were cloth-backs, but I think the Baby-Dry and supermarket were plastic, and still relatively crinkly and even bulky.
By the time of that Christmas, I think the Baby Dry had gone fully cloth-backed.

Supermarket nappies generally stayed plastic-backed at that time, their shift came more in the following years -- roughly 2001-2003, but it still wasn't unusual to see plastic-backed brands up to and including 2006.
I remember my sister had some “Tesco Value” nappies c. early 2003, which were plastic-backed.

The "cloth-backed" of back then was still half-the-world away from the cloth-backed of today.
Were there two different lines at that point?

Something tells me that Baby-Dry were plastic and Pampers Premiums were cloth?
 

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Were there two different lines at that point?

Something tells me that Baby-Dry were plastic and Pampers Premiums were cloth?
There were two lines of Pampers. That must have been the case since 1996 at least.

That’s probably the case, but I don’t remember Pampers Premium ever being bought, so I can’t say for definite.

Australian Huggies didn’t go cloth-backed until 2001, despite the transition being c. 1996 in most countries.
 

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In the UK I remember there was still plastic backed nappies until the late 90s.
 

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Well yeah but I had Pampers and they switched at the end of the 90s.
In my experience, Pampers (Baby-Dry) was plastic-backed up to early 2000. The Scottish one’s were, at any rate.

There was nothing plastic-backed by them (that I know of) after that.
 
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I regularly bought baby diapers in US grocery stores between 1996-1997. At the beginning, in the area I lived, the choices were about 50-75% cloth-like and 25% plastic. By the end of 1997, you were lucky to find a single brand of plastic backed diapers, granted if I had actually gone to drug stores, I may have had better luck. I remember settling on the expensive Benneton brand diapers which were more like a textured styrofoam matte backing than the normal smooth shiny plastic, just to avoid the cloth-like. For some reason grocery stores always had the strange Benneton diapers...
 

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I regularly bought baby diapers in US grocery stores between 1996-1997. At the beginning, in the area I lived, the choices were about 50-75% cloth-like and 25% plastic. By the end of 1997, you were lucky to find a single brand of plastic backed diapers, granted if I had actually gone to drug stores, I may have had better luck. I remember settling on the expensive Benneton brand diapers which were more like a textured styrofoam matte backing than the normal smooth shiny plastic, just to avoid the cloth-like. For some reason grocery stores always had the strange Benneton diapers...
That’s quite early by global standards. The last store-brand plastic backed nappies I found in the UK was 2014 (Wilkos).
 

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That’s quite early by global standards. The last store-brand plastic backed nappies I found in the UK was 2014 (Wilkos).
Definitely so, in the early 00s, supermarket nappies seemed to be mostly plastic-backed.
 
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