my youngest daughter used cloth diapers for the 1st year of her life. (i only switched to sposies when i got pregnant and my morning sickness couldn't handle rinsing out poop diapers!) i use the flip system -- covers & inserts. there are alot of things i really love about cloth diapering, but there are a lot of things i hate about it as well. my main complaint is laundering. everything i have read has warned against using regular detergent & only using dye free/perfume free detergent. in order to keep the diapers from smelling like ammonia, i had to wash the diapers 3 times. since then, i've met several people who just launder like normal. i think i'm going to try that, but i'm afraid that it will deteriorate the diapers faster. then i thought about buying the cheap, cotton diapers from wal-mart or target. they are only $10 for a pack of 10!! I figured I could just fold them to fit the flip covers. has anyone ever used them? if so, are they absorbant?