Remember a couple months ago when I said I wanted to try cloth diapering? I was going to do a cloth trial when I got back from Snowflake, but I just haven't.
My original desire to switch arose from a frustration with disposables. I'd tried Costco, Walmart, Target, Pampers, Luvs, and Huggies. Huggies worked the best until size 3. Once he hit 3's, nothing seemed to fit right and he was having blow outs like crazy. I have friends who happily do cloth diapering and swear they have less blow outs and problems than they did with disposables. I thought it was worth a try. Well, right before I left for Snowflake I decided to give Pampers another try. The Pampers 1 and 2 were so horrible I didn't want to, but I was desperate. To my surprise, Pampers Cruisers were WAY better than the swaddlers. They actually fit and we've only had 1-2 leaks in the past couple months.
Finding a disposable that actually worked slowed my cloth search. I still would like to try, but I am feeling like the optimal cloth learning phase has passed. It's practically impossible to get a disposable on him let alone learn how to do cloth properly and snugly! He's super-de-duper wiggly and often escapes naked bumed. I have to set him down 2-3 times before I can get his diaper on. If I went the bumGenius route like I wanted to originally, it wouldn't be that big of a deal to learn. They're a lot like disposables. However, they're quite expensive (though in the end would be cheaper than continuing disposables) and I've heard they generally don't last more than 2 kids because the leg elastic comes loose. The better option for longevity and cost is Chinese prefolds with snappies.
So, at the moment I'm feelings like I might just wait until our next kid to try cloth. Maybe I'll change my mind again, though. Who knows?