I hope this is in the right place.
I'm planning (hoping) to begin TTC within the next year (though if this year is like last year it may be 2 years from now - lots of roadblocks). I plan to cloth diaper my kid(s?)! I saw a REALLY cute diaper on ebay, which I realize will probably go for higher than I think, but it made me wonder.
If I see really cute affordable dipes now, on ebay or elsewhere (if I lucked out at goodwill or a yardsale or something) should I go ahead and buy? Will the elastic go bad? What if they are used? I'm thinking 2-3 years (I hope it's not that long!) is not too long to keep them, as that's a fairly common child spacing gap. BUT, I wanted your opinions before I go buying things that might not last. Do some kinds last less time than others? I'm thinking that if I buy a couple cute ones now it will 1) feel like I'm doing something toward having a child other than save money and pay off debt, 2) help me pass the time and 3) result in less of a money outlay once I'm actually pregnant.
Also, any recommended ways to store? I was thinking of starting a "baby stuff" box in the closet.
Thank you so much!!!