Every one of my kids wore cloth diapers and rubber pants. Before the day of disposable diapers, cloth diapers were pinned on and then covered with waterproof pants which were referred to as "rubber pants.
The ULTIMATE song of my younger days. "Woke up this morning and my Momma was gone". I took this sone too literally when I little and thought it was telling my Mum was going to leave me. I felt troubled often by things as a kid!