I have been using cloth diapers for 5 years off/on. I’m now “on” for good. The only reason I started to use cloth was to save money. Now that I’ve been at it for so long I have found little reason to stop. I buy all my diapering supplies from www.greenmountaindiapers.com. They are fast and have great diaper knowledge. I use the organic cotton pre-folds, Snappies, and Thirsties covers. I do have other covers that I like (polar babies, pro-wraps, and orginal bummis) but Thirsties are the best I’ve ever used.
Reasons I love cloth diapers:
Huge money saver! With the cost of diapers, covers, and water, and soap figured in I save around $80/month
Not as many diaper rashes. I change the same amount of diapers that I would if I were using paper diapers. Most paper diaper users wait until the diaper is “full” until they change, but I rarely did. If you peed would you want to sit in it that long?
Softness. Cloth Diapers are so much softer than paper. I feel better putting my babies in cotton vs paper and plastic.
Chubby bottoms. Cloth diapers are slightly bulkier, depending on which kind you use, and I think it’s cute.
If you are worried about switching to cloth, I was too. I thought that paper diapers were so much more convenient, and I couldn’t do the “poop thing”. Don’t worry. I do 2 loads of diapers/week, and I have 2 kids in diapers. And for the “poop thing” I use rubber kitchen gloves…the no-touch method. Not a big deal at all!