Posted by KarenC on February 10, 2004 at 10:19:16:
In Reply to: ME diapers restrict movement? posted by aichan on February 10, 2004 at 09:31:33:
Cloth diapers in general will keep a small baby's legs further apart than will disposables, that's true. I say 'small baby' because you'll find this disappears very quickly once they reach toddlerhood. But it won't harm a baby's development or delay things like turning, crawling or walking. The legs being further apart like they are is actually good for the proper development/placement of a baby's hips. Apparently many hospitals in Europe purposely use thick cloth diapers for that purpose. And people on this board have testified that they (or someone they know) have been advised to use thick cloth diapers to help with hip or joint problems (as part of the baby's therapy). You can check further down the board for similar discussions.
Think of it this way, cloth diapers have been in use for generation upon generation and no one has noted any differences or problems caused by cloth. The One-Size is also a very bulky diaper on small babies, it would probably be less noticeable with a more trim fitting diaper. But either way the issue will disappear soon enough....