Most people, including my husband, thought that I was crazy for wanting to cloth diaper Delilah. But what those people didn't know, is that cloth diapers of today are much different than old fashioned cloth diapers from back in the day. Prefolds and pins are still around and some people love the old fashioned way, but most moms I know use prefolds as burp cloth's and not for diapering purposes.
I always knew that I wanted to cloth diaper, and I really started researching it when we started trying to get pregnant. 9 months of trying and 10 months of pregnancy gave me a lot of time to read up on cloth diapering. It is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the different brands and styles, but once you jump in, you figure it out and find what style you like best.
Right now, Delilah is wearing Earths Best disposables over night, and when we go out, but while we are at home I have been putting her in cloth and really enjoying it.
If you are in the market for a fantastic disposable diaper that is much less toxic than the popular brands, I highly recommend Earths Best diapers. They are a great company with so many fantastic products from diapering to nutrition.
Right now I have about 30 cloth diapers and I feel like that is more than enough, especially since I love to do the laundry. Delilah has every color of the rainbow, and a few cute prints also. We have a mix of a few different brands, but the brand that I have the most of and am currently using exclusively to get my husband comfortable with them, is Charlie Banana. These are hybrid diapers which means that you can use them as strictly cloth, or add a biodegradable, disposable insert. I am using them as strictly cloth, but might order a pack of the disposable inserts to try them out for trips out of the house.
I'm so happy with my decision to use cloth on Delilah. I feel like I am doing something great for her and something great for the environment also.
If you are considering cloth diapers, this is a fantastic book that I found very helpful.