I cloth diapered because (a) cost less (b) more environmentally sustainable and (c) healthier for baby. Decided to cloth diaper at about 25 weeks pregnant so I did have some time to research options and come up with a plan. I found www.Mothering.com and www.diaperswappers.comvery helpful along with a local ap parenting forum very helpful. Also once I decided to use MotherEase diapers I found their forum helpful as well.
Dealing with diaper when away from home was pretty much the same as when at home. Newborn breastfeed poop is simple to deal with so whether home or away I just tossed them into the storage container. At home that was a sealing bucket when away from home I threw them in the "wet bag" which was an inexpensive dry bag I purchased at a local outdoor gear store. No rinse. Once home I dumped the wet bag into the bucket and air dried it for the next time it was needed. ff
All childcare I used was cloth diaper friendly. There really is no difference in how they diaper. Disposable gets tossed in the garbage. Cloth gets tossed in the wet bag for Mum to deal with at the end of the day. You might need to spend a few minutes showing care providers how to use diapers if they are a little different then disposables but there shouldn’t be any problems from there. For example the system I chose worked from newborn to potty training using folding and snaps. So I had to show care providers how to snap for DDs current size when we need to adjust the size as she grew.
My DDs diapering cost from birth to potty trained ~$ 800 including water, electricity and detergent (a lot of our diaper stash was gifted to us when we asked for it in lieu of other baby gifts) cost had I used disposables ~$3000
FYI DD ended up having horrible blistering rashes from disposables her father put on her when she was with him and could possibly have lifelong scaring.