I'm expecting my first in June and know I want to use cloth, but I'm having trouble figuring out what will work best for my husband and I.
My husband is completely against prefolds or anything with "too many parts". He really likes the idea of all in ones, but I'm a bit worried about the drying time. I am pretty bad right now at remembering to take things out of the washing machine to dry and I'm a little paranoid that I will end up running out of diapers because everything will be either dirty, or sitting in the washing machine still wet.
Right now I'm thinking a combination of 12 one size all in ones and 12 size small fitted + 3 or 4 covers might be okay. I think as the baby gets big enough the fitted diapers don't fit any more the number of diapers might have decreased enough that we could get buy with the all in ones (maybe adding another 6 at that time).
I'm not too worried about cost, although I don't want to go completely crazy. Likely I will be at home with baby for the first year (yea for Canada!) and then I will be back at work with baby in daycare. I assume most day cares are not really supportive of cloth because it's one extra thing for them to manage but honestly I haven't looked into that at this point.
I'm okay with laundry every other day for now. I should have lots of help at the beginning (first grandchild on both sides and everyone lives within 30-40 minutes).
Thank you to everyone to takes the time to read and respond!