This device relates to a single-use, rectangular area, pressure-sensitive adhesive waistband securing means suitable for holding the diaper on a baby's torso without pins. A first face of a thin, flexible, nonextensible first waistband is permanently, completely secured to the exterior fluid-resistant diaper membrane, and is disposed completely across the first diaper end normal to the diaper sides, forming two first waistband terminus areas at the diaper sides. On the face of the first waistband terminus areas opposed to the absorbent diaper pad, each one of the pair of first waistband terminuses can have an adhesive securing means. Each adhesive securing means comprise a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating area permanently secured to a first waistband terminus area, and the coating area is completely covered with a removable, protective release paper sheet area. A first face of a thin, flexible, nonextensible, second waistband is permanently secured to the fluid-resistant diaper membrane, disposed completely across and bonded to the second diaper end, normal to the diaper sides. The second waistband adhesive securing means has a pair of integral, nonextensible band short extensions, each one of the pair oppositely extending beyond each one of the pair of diaper sides. Each of the band short extensions has a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating area permanently secured to the band short extension face which is adjacent to the fluid-absorbtion side of the diaper. Each of the adhesive coating areas are completely covered by removable, protective release paper sheet areas. The pressure-sensitive adhesive waistband securing means are formed from sheet stock components, which are formed into individual waistbands, and then bonded to a diaper web being continuously formed on an assembly line. The first and second waistbands are both positioned and bonded to the diaper web prior to cutting the diaper web into individual diapers, each diaper then having a pair of waistbands.