I remember wanting to cloth diaper my DS, but putting it off for a few months because everything seemed so expensive, even used. At least they were out of my budget. Back then I posted a thread in the diapering forum about cloth diapering inexpensively. I know the idea is that you will save over the long run by not having to purchase disposables and that cloth diapers have a good resale value, but I think it's the initial investment that I find to be overwhelming. I think they're super duper cute and great for people who can afford them. But for the rest of us?
Mamas recommended diaper service quality prefolds or flats and some super inexpensive Dappi covers. (We're talking $2-2.50 each.) I use cloth wipes. I actually bought some online, but they frayed very quickly and the ones that didn't are just super small. I find that my favorite cloth wipe is just a simple wash cloth, so I bought a huge pack of them for $4 to use for that purpose. And, honestly, I don't mind going cheap at all. Sure, my DS's diapers aren't cute, but they're functional and going cheap enables me to cloth diaper.
I replied to a thread recently where someone was questioning flats, and I was reminded that the only diaper threads I've seen were for the ones (super cute) that I can't afford. I'm very happy for those who can, of course. But is anyone else here with me?