I was using disposables for my LO at night and while at daycare (LO only goes a few hours a week). I'm too broke to continue buying disposables, so I have to use only cloth diapers. I don't have a huge supply, and I need to wash my diapers by hand, so I'm looking for advice on how to cloth diaper in the most inexpensive way. I have converted some receiving blankets into flats, and I'm thinking about using only flats because they can be washed and dried the fastest by hand.
So, where can I buy some cheap flats online? Are they sold at any of the major retail stores (Babies R Us, Target, Walmart, etc). Are receiving blankets absorbent enough to use as flats? What are the best types of flats to purchase. What are some other things that can be converted to flats (i.e can t-shirts/towels be used)? How do you make flats absorbent enough for night time diapering?
Also, does anyone have any ideas on ways to convince my daycare to allow LO to wear cloth diapers at daycare?