So as I've posted before this is my first baby. I'm very conscience about environment, I drive a Prius, use all natural cleaning, skin products, etc., etc., blah blah blah...but I'm not considering cloth diapering to be green (just being honest). I'm considering it to save green....
I was really interested in using the Thirsties Duo Wraps and then the cloth inserts that go inside. The startup cost is about $350 for 6 covers, plus 24 inserts and a few booster inserts for night time. Apparently you can rotate these covers thru 3 diaper changes because they just need to be wiped out if they get soiled and after the third time, you change to a new cover and wash the old one. These will supposedly last up to 18lbs, depending on if your baby is bigger or not. Then you graduate to the next size. Thirsties comes in 2 sizes..size 1 - 5-18 lbs and size 2 - 18-40 lbs.
I took a parenting class the other night and the instructor swears up and down that cloth diapering is more expensive..I just don't see how!!!! She said the babies need to be changed more..which may be true...but if you have a washer..why would it be more costly..still saving compared to disposible. She also said that babies don't need to be changed as many times as people do (another thing I was shocked to hear)...This woman has 5 kids..and is a Labor/Delivery Nurse, Doula, etc...so does she know what she's talking about??? I'd have to say so...but I come to you guys for honest opinions and your knowledge about such things..
Any thoughts, opinions or suggestions. Thanks in advance for your advice.