Pros: Incredible absorbency, lasts through multiple children and multiple stages
Cons: sometimes messy to clean, a tad big for newborns
This was the longest-lasting diaper for both of my children. I used the same 24 diapers from infancy all the way through toddler nighttime use for both of my children. And I bought them used, so by the time I passed them along to my friend for her baby, they'd diapered five children from birth to underpants...and were still going strong!
My daughter was a heavy nighttime wetter as a toddler, and a Mother-Ease with snap-in insert (covered with a ProRap Classic) never failed us. They worked better for us than the super-absorbent nighttime disposables. They hold in poo incredibly well, and they don't take long to dry, especially considering how absorbent they are. We did EC with my second, and we used these without the insert and without a cover at home during the day. The snaps made them easy to put on and easy to take off for potty stops. I also love how compact they folded for taking along in the diaper bag.
They fit our 9-pound newborn but were a little puffy after all of the fancy snapping. But within a month, they fit him quite well and became our go-to diaper. The only other trouble we had with them was that sometimes, if we went to rinse a messy diaper in the toilet and didn't manage the insert properly, we were...surprised when the insert flopped down. This was totally user-error, but something my spouse and I had to keep in mind when we went to rinse the dipes. However, once we knew to plan ahead, it was easy enough to unsnap the insert and then most of the time all we had to rinse was that.