And the Winner Is...
Babes and I have been toying with the idea of using cloth diapers for the past couple of months, but have never gotten a chance to fully settle down on which brand we will eventually use. By the way, for any moms out there considering cloth diapers, there are so many positive reasons to bypass the conventional route. Cloth diapers wind up being a great deal cheaper, especially over time, considering you can reuse it for other children; some people even resale them. Also, it's a great deal more environmentally friendly. Babies who use cloth diapers are less likely to develop diaper rashes because they can't stay in the diapers as long as those super abosorbing Pampers and Huggies. Furthermore, children potty train a great deal more quickly with cloth diapers than with disposable ones. The downside of course is what everyone will tell you over and over again, "You're going to wash the diapers? You're going to deal with the poop? That's a LOT OF WORK!" I'm innately stubborn, so no amount of discouraging remarks will ever sway my opinion of something.
I'm happy to say that after two and a half hours in a suburban "Starbucks for Moms" boutique consisting of us analyzing dozens of cloth diapers, Babes and I finally agreed on the Green Earth prefolds with Bummi Super Brite covers. We figured this was the most cost effective way, considering the prefolds are $2 each and the covers are about $12 each. Plus, we fell in love with the softness of the prefolds. After you soak them in hot water for 20 minutes they miraculously quilt up into a plush softness for your babies bottom.
Swaddlebees ran a very close second. They are soooo soft!