I have always wanted to cloth diaper, but never thought I would until we found out we were having twins. When it was decided that I would be a stay at home mom, disposable diapers on one income just didn't seem possible. Ian was not a big fan when I told him about it, but said if I really wanted to, I could.
When you first buy them, they are expensive, but you save money in the long run. You use them til your children are potty trained and you will continue to use them with the other children you may have. Also when you are done with them you can sell them back, yes I said sell them back. You will get some money back and once again you save money!
When I started researching, it was expensive until I discovered a couple websites that always had sales, discontinued items, and clearances. There were also blogs that always had giveaways. I saved a lot of money by doing that.
We got a lot of disposables at our shower and when they were born. We didn't start cloth diapering til they were six months old. My husband loves it so much now (Thank goodness!). We will do disposables when they have viruses and when we go out of town, but 95% of the time, we use cloth. We really enjoy them! They also get less diaper rashes, due to what the cloth diapers are made of that helps pull the pee away from their skin.
We have noticed that we saved a lot of money using these and they are super easy!
Here are some great websites:
this is where you can get all your questions answered (such as the big poop in washer answer!): http://www.cottonbabies.com/
http://www.clothdiaperclearance.com/ - where I got some of my diapers on clearance and on sale.
Those are the three main ones I haved used, but here are a couple other people who use cloth have recommended:
This website has great info, got it from my cousin when I was inquiring about cloth diapers: http://www.theecofriendlyfamily.blogspot.com/
If your looking for inexpensive disposable diapers we use Target brand, they are cheap and work great. We also use Target wipes (we have not tried cloth wipes yet, not sure if we want to or not yet). I know a ton of families who use these too and love them.
If you have questions or want more info, you can leave a comment or email me.