We tried cloth diapering with DD1 and it didn't last long. We went cheap and got all Alvas (a full stash of NB and a full stash of OS) and hated them. They leaked everywhere and we gave up after about a week. We had put everything we had into buying all of the pockets and couldn't aford the upfront cost of a new stash so we went to disposables and have been doing that ever since. DD is almost 15 months. Now with a new LO on the way due in April we want to try again. Just a few questions..
We decided to try flats & prefolds with covers this time. I bought 6 GMD flats, 2 Kawaii covers that I won on an Ebay auction, a package of diaper pins and 3 Snappis. I figure if all goes well and we love them, we'll buy a full stash. If we hate it, I only spent 20 bucks on everything put together. GMDs came highly recommended but what are your favorite covers over flats? I would prefer OS so we can use them on both kids but I'm willing to do sized ones.
DD is a heavy-wetter and sleeps 12-13 hours at night and I'm concerned the flats won't be enough overnight. I kept some bamboo inserts from the Alvas so I'm thinking the first night I'm going to try adding that in the center and origami folding the flat. Other thoughts were doubling the flats. Any other suggestions that don't include buying more items (In case we decide we don't like cloth, I want to keep it minimal the first few days while we learn the ropes.)
If we decide to stick with cloth, do fitteds or flats with a wool cover work better? And what brand of fitteds do you like best? I was looking at the S'bish fitteds that are one size which I liked so again, both kids could use them, but they're rather pricy. I just don't want to waste money going for a cheap option and hating it like I did with the Alvas.
Thanks for any input! I was so bummed cloth didn't work the first time and I'm really hoping to make it work now! But if I don't get a system down quickly DH is going to veto the whole thing for good and stick to his beloved disposables.