Many parents, myself included, obsess over convincing a baby to roll and when they don’t achieve this perceived milestone, we begin to question our very existence. If your cloth diapering parent like myself, you might begin to wonder if rolling in cloth diapers is even possible. Have you stunned your child’s development by choosing to make a difference in the world (or whatever be your reason for cloth diapering)?
The answer is no. The act of rolling is not impeded by a child’s desire to roll.
How do I know this? Because both my cloth diapered babies rolled.
Little Miss has spent the entire week rolling in cloth diapers. No matter the size of the cloth diaper, she manages to flip herself over, and then gets very pissed off at the world. I myself obsessed on whether or not she would ever roll.
Like any parent, I mistakenly left her on the couch, only to catch her as she rolled off. Within a week, she had it down pat. She started by rolling whenever I left the room to prepare a meal. Then she started rolling while I was watching. Earlier this month, I taught her big brother to “help her roll” and he would give her a gentle push. This might be a slippery slope for all sorts of physical development. What else will big brother show Little Miss?
Rolling in cloth diapers is achievable. Don’t let anyone tell you your child is not reaching developmental milestones because of cloth diapers. If this logic was true, we wouldn’t have survived as people. How would our grandparents, and parents before them raised children to move and grove without trim and flexible disposable diapers?
Do you need real science on rolling in cloth diapers? Maybe? My anecdotal evidence isn’t enough to persuade Uncle Jim cloth diapers don’t hinder physical development. Check out these sources for more information and then just watch my cute baby.
- Like this study on children walking gait in diapers. (Or read DDL synopsis)
- Thats about it really, Jen Labit at Cottonbabies made a brief mention she might chat about this topic in the future in a live video I once watched, but now I can’t find it.
So, whether she’s wearing a trim Omaiki AIO cloth diaper as in this Instagram video, or her bulkier nighttime diaper (currently sustainablebabyish OBF), this little girl is busy rolling in cloth diapers, and she’ll prove you wrong.