When I found out I was pregnant again I wanted to make an effort to be a bit more earth friendly this time around. I have switched to cloth napkins, kitchen cloths, cleaning rags, reusable sandwich bags and so the idea of cloth diapers was one I was interested in. However, I was a bit intimidated. There are SO many from really simple to super fancy and they come in a variety of price ranges.
I did my research and decided on a hybrid. The g-diaper. They are a cloth diaper with a reusable liner, but also there is an optional compostable (and they say flushable - I do not flush them) liner. This makes trips out and overnight a bit easier for us.
I spent about $100 to start. There is a great resale market on eBay. With that I got 6 diapers and 4 packages of liners. Since then I have used gifts to buy 2 more diapers and an extra 6 reusable liners. We are starting in size small (8-14 pounds). I have not purchased any other stuff. In a month I am sure I would have gone through at least 6-8 packages of diapers. Like my 4 year old says, "New babies poop a lot." I think they have paid for themselves in the money I am saving not buying diapers.
I love them. Soon I will post a picture of kid #4 in them. They are super cute. I am already looking for deals in the next size and am taking extra care to preserve the ones I have to resell. It is a nice option for us. I feel better not filling a trash bag with disposable diapers each week and kid #4 has not had any diaper rash issues because her bummer isn't covered in plastic. I highly recommend gDiapers.