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A disposable absorbent article, such as a diaper. The disposable absorbent article has a topsheet foreshortened relative to the backsheet. This foreshortening creates a void space between the topsheet and the backsheet. Fecal material is communicated through an aperture in the topsheet to the void space.

At least two longitudinally oriented spacers are disposed in the void space to keep the void space open under the weight of the wearer's body. While the void space is open, fecal material communicated through the aperture can be transported towards the rear waistband without interuption significant obstruction, preferably isolating the fecal material from the skin of the wearer. This isolation provides for easier cleaning of the wearer when the disposable absorbent article is soiled and removed.

Title
Disposable absorbent article having core spacers
Application Number
7/811206
Publication Number
5171236
Application Date
December 20, 1991
Publication Date
December 15, 1992
Inventor
M Elaine Freeland
Loveland
OH, US
Kimberly A Dreier
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Fredrick H Braun
Larry L Huston
Assignee
The Procter & Gamble Company
OH, US
IPC
A61F 13/16
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