I started on my diaper stash a few months ago. It's SO hard to try to decide what you really NEED, isn't it? I ordered some gently used diapers off of e-bay - some cute colored Kissaluvs fitteds, some one-size dipes that are SO soft, a few prefolds, covers, doublers, etc. Got them and realized, duh, these are for bigger babies! Gotta get some smaller ones.
So I researched for awhile, and discovered that I really should get some basic prefolds (which I want to dye) and covers, and then spend extra on other dipes if they sound good. I ordered a package from Stork Wearhouse with nb/infant prefolds, some premium cpfs for later, small covers, a diaper pail, soakers, odor discs, etc. Then I realized I really will need some NB size covers, and I wanted those cute little Bummis SWW that are printed with frogs and babies. So I ordered those at another place, and also ordered the SWEETEST little wool longies with gragonflies and bees embroidered on them! Everybody I show my stash to just thinks it's adorable; even the naysayers who didn't realize how far cloth diapering has come.
And speaking of that, don't you all get tired of people telling you that you don't know what you're in for with cd'ing? Especially because none of them have even tried it??
: My Bradley teacher kind of had me scared because she was like, "disposable diapers leak so much, that I just don't see how you keep poop from running down their legs in cloth diapers." So I ran to the cd forum, and they all reassured me that there are WAY more blow-outs and poop explosions with disposables than with cloth. I just need to not listen to people who have never even tried it, I guess.
After researching cd, I have to say that when AF returns, I am definitely going to do something different. I use tampons, but have always wanted to try a Keeper cup or cloth pads. I don't see how I can justify the waste and concerns of the chemicals in disposable products on myself, in my most sensitive area, when I wouldn't consider it for my children.