So, my DD is 17 mos. She's been in cloth dipes since about 3 mos, but lately (about 3 mos?) we've been using a lot of gro-baby bioliners and sposies because all of her other caregivers have issues with getting the cloth dipes on her correctly (even though we use mostly pockets and all-in-ones). My DH wants to be more involved in changing her dipes but only feels comfortable when she is in sposies ---the grobaby with disposable liners are even too challenging for him, lol.
So, I'm thinking we should go to using more sposies during the week to make it easy for DH to be involved, as well as for daycare and other caregivers who are not as comfortable with the cloth. This gives me a big feeling of guilt -- for the environment as well as the impact on our wallet. I figure we can cloth diaper part-time, on weekends, and that will still help. Maybe evenings too? But then how long can we go without washing dipes -- 3 days? Our wash routine right now takes 3 cycles -- cold wash with tiny bit of detergent to get the yuckies off, then hot wash with a tiny bit of detergent, then cold rinse. I hate that it uses so much water, and we are on a well and still dealing with a drought here in central Florida, so I would hate to only have like 3 dipes in the wash. Plus the overnight issue is a big one -- haven't found a cloth dipe that can hold her overnight anymore, which is why we started using the grobaby bioliners.
Anyways, I don't know what I'm asking, expect for you all to help me deal with my guilt on all levels of this diaper debate, please! Any advice? Are there eco-friendly disposables that won't break the bank? Any cloth diaper advice for part-timers? I'm just very conflicted about this whole diaper dilemma and I want to do the best for my baby and for the environment and for our budget, while making sure whatever system we use is simple and not time-consuming because I'm being pulled in so many different directions during the week (is that too much to ask??). It's hard to know what the "right" answer is and I'm feeling like there isn't one. Any words of wisdom would be great...
TIA for any help,