With Annaleigh I thought a lot about using cloth diapers, but Joel was pretty against the idea, so it never went anywhere. I thought about it again with Owen, but I didn't want to invest in something I wasn't sure I'd actually like/use. Then a while back someone put up some G-Diapers on Craigslist. I got three brand new diapers, 4 liners/inserts, and a pack of disposable inserts for $25 which is a crazy cheap price I guess they were a baby gift they weren't interested it. I bought a few more cheap cloth inserts online, and figured this would be the perfect way to try it out with out spending a small fortune.
The way these diapers work is you just stick an insert into a waterproof liner in the diaper, and after baby goes you swap the liner out.
(the disposable one looks like the biggest maxi pad you've ever seen, haha!)
The first time I used them I was disappointed because they leaked right away. I looked something up to make sure I was doing everything right (which I thought I was since it seems pretty simple) but apparently the "G" goes in the back, so I actually had the diapers on backwards. ooops!
I know this is tmi, but Owen only has dirty diapers about once a week, but when he does have them he makes them count. It's always a huge blowout, and an enormous mess. I thought it would be a huge disaster if he went while wearing one of these, but once I got it turned around they work really great. This cloth diaper managed to hold it all without any leaks, so I'm impressed. Overall, I'd say that I like them a lot, but honestly the fact that Owen doesn't have a lot of bm's is probably a big factor in this. If I had to deal with all the extra steps necessary to clean them out every time I used them, they probably wouldn't be as fun. I don't think I'll ever go cloth diapers full time (ok-I KNOW I won't) but having them on the side is working great.