I started getting interested in cloth diapers when Emma was a month old. I was a single mom on a low income and Pampers were getting too expensive to buy constantly. So, I did some research online at the library about different cloth diapers, and decided to buy some Chinese Prefolds, Snappi's and ProRap covers. At the time, I bought the most inexpensive diapering system I could find. I also bought a whole bunch of washrags and cut them into squares for cloh baby wipes.
Plus, I also noticed that Emma's bottom was very warm whenever I changed her, so I thought that cloth would at least cool her bottom off to prevent a rash from appearing. Sure enough, as soon as I switched to cloth, Emma's bottom cooled off and she didn't get really bad rashes.
Later, as I got more educated about cloth diapers and covers, I started to buy other diapers. When Angela came along, both girls were using Mother Ease Sandy's fitted diapers, Fuzzi Bunz pocket diapers, and Bumkins covers. They were so easy to put on both of them and worked just as good as the prefolds.
Another thing that made me stick with my decision was that I didn't have to hook the bathroom trash can to my wheelchair twice a day to empty sposies into the dumpster. Plus, I got SEVERAL compliments on how cute the girls' fitted diapers and covers were (especially a "insect print" Fuzzi Bunz that I got off of Ebay) everytime we would go camping or to the doctor.
(single mommy to Emma, 3 years
and Angela, 2 years
and Daisy, our 7 year old