There is a reason old fashioned cloth diapers are still popular today. They are easy to make by any one’s skill level! Check out this great tutorial and pattern for a by Smart Mama Diapers.
The study used 30 babies aged 13 months when walking is just beginning for most, and then 30 babies aged 19 months when the researchers deemed walking to be well established for most children. Each baby’s gait ( defines gait the way locomotion is achieved using human limbs. Different gaits are characterized by differences in limb movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, kinetic and potential energy cycles, and changes in the contact with the surface (ground, floor, etc.) was measured while wearing disposables, old fashioned cloth diapers, and naked.
my mom used the old fashion cloth diapers on all 7 of us. I did not but my sister plans to soon after her current baby is born. Thank you for sharing.
First let me say that I find a glaring flaw in this study; they used only old fashioned cloth diapers that were for “nighttime use.” which translates to “gigantic.” I will also go ahead and tell you that, not surprisingly, this study was funded by P&G- makers of Pampers disposable diapers. In addition there were no long term studies performed to check back and see the lasting affects of all diapers and walking naked. This seems like a very big flaw and begs the obvious question as to whether or not wearing diapers (cloth or disposable) has other consequences to development as time goes on or if the disruption in walking development evens out over time, which would be my guess. As acknowledged by the article there are many other factors that affect walking development in infants including style of dress (heavy winter clothing, tights, and long gowns all delayed walking), any binding or being worn (which often resulted in babies skipping the crawling phase), and the time a parent spends teaching a child to walk.