Cloth diapers and crawling?

So up until last week, we were cloth diapering Chuck. She wasn’t moving around much (just rolling, pivoting on her bellybutton) and wouldn’t sit up for very long.

I just assumed she wasn’t ready to crawl (i never did, and neither did Short Stack) and didn’t think anything of it.

Then we unfortunately (or “fortunately”, depending on who you ask) decided to take advice from the “Opinionated Grandma Squad” (aka my mother “Mommy Dearest” and Chef’s mother, who we’ll call “Mille”) and switched her to disposable diapers to see if the cloth diapers were hindering her movement.

Within hours, Chuck was sitting up for 10-15 minutes at a time and by the next day, she was sort of crawling.

(by “sort of crawling”, I mean doing a dead-leg, full-body drag, not wholly unlike when Lieutenant Dan falls out of his wheelchair in Forrest Gump.)

So i have a few questions for my cloth diaper mommas out there (and anyone else who wants to chime in:

1. Are cloth diapers really hindering her movement? Have any of you had this happen?

2. We’re using Chinese pre-folds and Thirsties wraps. Can anyone suggest another brand/type of cloth diaper?

3. Am I horrible for listening to the Grandmas? (on second thought, don’t answer that one.)

Since you read all the way to the end, I will reward you with a small anecdote.

Yesterday, i was telling a story to Chef and his BFF Bri about the time I got punched in the face by a “little person”. I started out by reminding them how much little people fascinate me, and how I’m shocked I don’t watch the reality shows with the little people on that one channel.

Mille walks by and says “with all the television you watch, I am too.”



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