As parents, we want the best for our children. We want to protect them from harm and ensure them every success in life. To that end, most of us take to heart information provided by experts, such as doctors, researchers and scientists. However, more and more these days it seems said experts are spending way too much time, money and resources analyzing subjects that most parents are better off not knowing.
Case in point: A recent study regarding diapers, babies and the ability to walk. According to three reputable developmental scientists, who were able to convince some entity to fund their study, babies reportedly walk better when they are naked as opposed to when they are wearing diapers.
I know. Stop the presses, right?
So, here’s the low-down on the diaper discovery: Through extensive research, scientists determined that both disposable and cloth diapers compromise a baby’s ability to stride right. Experts compared the walking gaits of two groups of babies who were either naked, wore a thin disposable diaper or a thick cloth diaper. The first group consisted of 13-month-old novice walkers and the other group contained 19-month-old experienced walkers.
When the first group of novice walkers was naked only a handful of them fell. Conversely, nearly all of them took a dive while wearing the disposable or cloth diapers. Among the second group of experienced walkers even fewer fell while toddling around in their birthdays suits as opposed to when their tiny behinds were covered with a diaper.
In the end, researchers concluded that allowing babies to stroll around in the buff would speed up walking development.
And that helps parents how?
Are we to celebrate the findings by covering our entire homes with plastic so our very young children can roam around nude?