With my first two kids, (8 yrs ago) my mom talked me out of cloth diapering. I wanted to try it, but she warned me against it.
Now, in her defense, her experience of cloth diapering was a lot different than it is today.
She lived in the middle of nowhere, had to rely on well water that often froze in the winter, and had no washer, and a clothesline for drying.
She said that she was washing diapers all day-and it basically was the worst experience ever.
They didn't have a lot of money then though, and couldn't afford disposable.
With this next one though, I'm seriously considering cloth. Not even for the $$saving aspect as much as I hate that disposable diapers are so hard on babies' bums, full of chemicals, and will sit in a landfill.
Based on these things alone, I'm wanting to cloth diaper. An added perk would be saving money.
After adding it all up though, i'm wondering how much one would really save?
I can get a week's supply of infant disposable diapers here for about $16 canadian. Considering that today's cloth diapers seem to be anywhere from $15-$30 a piece, how does that save money? (I'm not talking about the simple flat foldable diapers that were around when I was a baby, but the fitted, snappy, velcro ones etc.)
Especially when you need 12 a day in the beginning? And then have to get new ones when they grow?
Ok, i'm totally green to cloth diapering, so maybe i'm missing something?