Hi all! FTM here. I'm just beginning my second trimester (ticker is a week behind) and am researching diaper options. My DH and I would like to cloth diaper, but feel we are limited by our living arrangements: we live in an apartment and rely on laundramats for our laundry. I've gathered that cloth diapers have pretty specific washing instructions that I'm not sure we'd be able to meet with the machines we use. They're pretty inflexible with regards to cycles, etc.
I found a cloth diaper service in my area that does pickup of soiled diapers and delivery of fresh ones. You basically rent the diapers from them in any size or quantity. Looks like they start out at $13/week for 20 diapers and go up from there depending on quantity and size. No need to rinse the soiled diapers at all - just put thm in the wet bag and leave them out for pickup once a week.
I've also read on these boards of people buying mini washing machines, which is something I might consider.
Thoughts or experiences with diaper services?