My kids are well out of nappies (diapers) now, but we used cloth from around eighteen months until they were toilet trained, my daughter at 2.5 and her twin brother at four (not the fault of the nappies, he had other delays, plus he was not very interested). It saved us so much money, and I met one of my best friends on a New Zealand cloth nappy forum! I tried lots of brands, it's always nice to support local SAHM businesses, and I even made some of my own. I would definitely do it from birth if I have another child, and would recommend it to anyone, it definitely wasn't as much work as I thought it would be.
Me! I love it!! I have gotten my family (who at first was resistant to just about everything I did with my child) to come around to cloth diapering. At the end of the day I was doing it regardless of what they thought, but now it makes it much easier that they finally have accepted my choices ... on many things. Needless to say I am the black sheep, but couldn't feel any better about my decision to cloth diaper!
I use cloth diapers too and love them. I am surprised that I am often criticized and questioned about why I use them. I feel like others think I am some kind of tree hugging hippie just because I am careful about what I put on my baby.
I use cloth exclusively. It's super easy and I like the cleanliness of it. It really urks me to see people putting poop in a plastic bag and storing it in a bin. lol sorry to offend but I just think there are better, cheaper, cleaner, spunkier alternatives.
I've been through sooo many brands and have settled on BumGenius (4.0 & Freetimes) for everyday use, Swaddlebees Simplex 2.0s for grandparents and babysitters (easier for the novice cloth diaperer, but not nearly as absorbent as BG) and Grovia shells with Eenee flushable inserts when we travel for more than a few days at a time (flush the insert, and hand rinse the shell in the basin and air dry in hotel shower).