Diapers are re-usable and don't end up in a landfill.
You have to wash them. Frequently.
They come in the cutest colors and designs!
Numerous options can be overwhelming and you might not know which system you like until you try it.
You save money by buying cloth. Some designs and sizes allow you to use them for your baby's entire diaper years. Resale value is good!
Diapers and covers cost as much as one pack of disposable diapers, so there is a bigger cost up front.
Some cloth diaper systems are super absorbent.
Unfortunately, cloth diapers are much bulkier than disposables. Sometimes you have to go up a size in pants so clothes will fit.
My baby looks super cute in cloth diapers.
Oh, come on. We all know there isn't another side to THAT statement :P
I never used cloth with Jaina. I honestly didn't know it was an option. I didn't use cloth with Jayce because Brian threatened to never change a dirty diaper EVER if I used cloth. How was I to know that he wouldn't really end up changing any of his dirty diapers anyway?
This time around, I thought I'd give cloth a try. I had some covers handed down to me and I got some pre-folds to use with them.
And quickly discovered that I hated prefolds. I'm much more of an All-in-One kinda gal. (AIO's for those who speak the lingo) Except that AIO's are the most expensive diaper you can buy. I own two newborn size. That's it. And Jocelyn outgrew those in a matter of weeks.
I have my sight set on some Thirsties AIO's for Jocelyn. I just can't justify spending the money right now. She is a heavy wetter and she goes through 8-10 disposables a day. I'd need probably more cloth than that to get through 1 day. (That's why covers and prefolds make more sense... you can buy a whole pack of prefolds for little money and just reuse a few covers in a day. But I hate prefolds, remember!?)
I might end up getting some Thirsties covers from my blogging friend and then buying some bamboo inserts that go into the covers.
So many options!