I've been cding for almost two years now and find it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. No yucky chemicals against baby's skin, and no diapers in the landfills to sit around for hundreds of years. Not to mentions saves quite a lot of money too! Always a plus:-)
my son is four and I still get excited over cloth diapers! I know there is a lot of brands that use wool and I wanted to suggest buying a pair of gdiapers. They are biodegradable and flushable, perfect for the road trip diaper or visiting family! I don't know how familiar you are but one type of cloth diapers are called pocket diapers, I like them a lot because they are usually a lot less bulky and messy. I didn't use the lollidoos but they look like a good investment because they grow with your child. Good luck!
My baby is 17 now, so it's been a while and I know I don't need to sell anyone on the idea of cloth diapers, but I have to rave that while all my friends' disposeable wearing babies were getting diaper rash like mad, my little girl only had just the littlest rash when she was teething. I give the credit to cloth diapers and breast milk instead of formula. How wonderful that your generation of mommas has all kinds of support on sites like this one!!
Be careful with gdiapers. If you are in an old house, they can actually clog the plumbing. Still better for tossing than regular daipers, though - if you feel there are times when you need disposables.
I cloth diaper part time, we use gdiaper covers with cloth liners. I tried the flushable inserts but my son got a horrible rash every time we used them, I have read some questionable things about what they are made of. I really love the gdiaper covers though.
It's been a long time since I cloth-diapered (my girls are 12 and 9 now!), but I loved it and would definitely do it again. My littlest has super sensitive skin but never had a diaper rash. I'm not sure what brand I used - covers with pre-folds mostly. I had a few of the "All in Ones" that love2beme mentioned. They were much less intimidating for the grandparents and other occasional babysitters :)
Wow ladies! I'm so happy to see that a lot of you have or do cloth diaper. We mostly use Gro-Via all in ones/all in two's. Or Bumgenius Flip diapers. When my kids were newborns we used newborn prefolds w/covers, sustainablebabyish xs fitted, or Rumparooz lil joey's. I do have a few gdiapers that I use with the cloth inserts, I've never used the flushable ones. As some of you said rashes are pretty much non-exsistent with cloth.