So... We registered for bumGenius AIOs and were getting pretty excited about cloth diapering. However, I have started to shop around for daycares (daunting in and of itself since this is my first child and I have no idea how these things work), and it is quickly becoming clear that it's going to be tough finding one that will use cloth diapers around here. Bummer, since I had seen so many posts saying "my care provider was sold once I showed her how easy they are now" and such; I guess I just assumed it would work out somehow. I just spoke with a large national chain that has a facility right near my office, and she said they are not "allowed" to CD. I have since learned that's not strictly true in MI, but the regs are not exactly CD-friendly either. I can sort of see why they would make the rule, and if all the local centers get together and say "that's the rule" then I guess I don't really have much choice. I have two more centers to speak to right now. One is a large local center and one seems to be more of an in-home situation, so we'll see.
I'm not sure I want to hang myself on this issue either; DH works in a larger more crunchy nearby town that probably has more options for this, and I could probably persuade him to be the one who takes her to care and picks her up, but that doesn't seem all that fair to me because often he works longer hours than I do. If I were to take her down there and then drive back up to the office, it would be about 45 minutes of extra driving all told, and rush hour traffic is pretty bad, so that just seems like a silly hassle. If it comes to that it would probably be better just to use disposables, but that would be disappointing since we've gotten into the cloth mindset.
I guess this is a whole 'nother topic, but does anyone here use a nanny? I don't think we can afford one, but I guess I could look into it. Are providers who come to your home typically willing to work with cloth diapers, or is that going to depend on the person?