My friends are really into cloth diapers, but I use disposible. When I had my daughter, the plan was for me to work while my husband stayed home with the baby and finished his last year of school. My husband is really bad at doing laundry, so cloth diapering would have been a logistical nightmare. I really wish we had done cloth diapers. It tears me up to have to throw out all the dirty diapers knowing they're destined to slowly rot in some landfill. As I understand it, starting cloth diapers is the expensive part. There are two methods most commonly used, prefolds with covers and all-in-ones. The prefolds are the old style with the safety pins and the all-in-ones are the new style that do not require a cover but are still washable. Also, you must have your own washer and dryer. My diaper budget is roughly $30 a month, but I buy the cheap ones. But when my daughter was born, I was spending $80/month.
at 2:48 PM on May. 13, 2011