I have been cloth diapering M since she was about 2 months old. I like it, I really do. We started off with a diaper service, which meant no washing. For me, that was really important, and looking back, I wouldn't have done anything different. I really did not want to deal with all of that runny newborn poop!
We are not militant cloth diaperers, however, and have tried huggies, pampers, and we now use NATY diapers at night and when we are on the go, and don't feel like dealing with the cloth. Also at daycare, M sometimes gets a bit of a rash (they may leave them on a titch too long), so we provide them with a few disposables just in case.
After deciding that M would be cloth diapered at daycare, we scratched the service and bought ourselves some organic unbleached pre-folds and a few fitteds from rearz.ca. We already had so many covers that we had purchased to use with the service diapers, I just couldn't see buying a whole bunch of AIOs and tossing out my covers. Plus, pre-folds are pretty economical.
Now here's the thing (future post spoiler alert!). I got a pocket diaper in my mama bargains mystery bag the other day, and I kind of like it. So I'm maybe thinking about trying some AIOs or pocket diapers to complement my stash of pre-folds. What do you think? Any suggestions about which to try?