Quick side note: I did not buy newborn cloth diapers because I though I might need some time to get acclimated to motherhood before requiring myself extra loads of laundry. It took a little longer than expected for my little Peanut to hit 10lbs. She was born at 6lbs 14oz and got chunky quickly- 8lbs 4 oz by 2 weeks, but I kinda thought we would be in cloth at 2 weeks prior to knowing her birth weight.
So I am not going to do a big review on the types of cloth I do (maybe some other post or feel free to ask if you are interested) instead I will tell you a little story....
None of my friends cloth diaper despite the fact that most of my friends are crunchy (I decided I like this word more than kinda hippyish). When I tell them I am/going to cloth diaper their response is usually something that involves both the word "eewwww" and "poop" (said in a disgusted voice). So for everyone that finds cloth gross because you come in contact with poop let me put the whole cloth diaper poop thing into perspective.
About 2 weeks ago my little Peanut had a disposable diaper on (that is now sitting in a landfill somewhere and will continue to be sitting in a landfill when my great grandchild is wearing diapers)! We were living our merry little life when all of the sudden I realized little princess pooped. She had a dress on so changing her was quick and easy. I set her in her crib so I could wash my hands and as I was returning to her nursery I just so happened to stroke the back of my pants....wait a minute...what was that? I had a big smear of baby poop on the butt of my pants. How you ask? Who the hell knows!!?? The disposable diaper obviously did not contain my princess' poop and maybe it leaked out the side avoiding her dress and dripped from my inner leg when she was on my lap, but honestly this is a life mystery I still can't figure out! So no big deal, I ripped off my jeans that really were almost as poopy as my daughters diaper and changed when it dawned on me....where was I sitting?? I ran to the living room to find a large yellow (breastfed baby poop is yellow) circle of poop on the rug. Oh shit! That, my friends,was really fun cleaning off!
So basically my point is when you have a baby they poop and when they poop you clean it. It is not like disposables make the poop disappear. And sometimes disposables leak..on the carpet, in the carseat, in the crib, you name it! Even if you have a leak proof disposable (which I don't believe exists) baby can still poop during bath time or right after you remove their diaper to change it or while naked waiting to be weighed at the doctor (happened with my friend's baby). So when new moms find I throw my disposable diapers in the washing machine and they give me that ewwww poop line I have to laugh to myself and think...you just wait!
BTW loving cloth so far!