So, my mom is really into finding bargains on used stuff and was able to get me 16 cloth diapers in good condition (all pocket style) from leading brands. From what I've heard, this is about half of what I'd need for a good stash for a newborn. Looking online, some of the leading brands can be 20-30 dollars per diaper! Is there really that big a difference in terms of quality? If not, I'm planning to just buy a bunch from aliexpress.
Other than just saving money, I'm a bit on the fence on whether to do cloth diapering. I'd researched it before, but the cloth diaper gift was a bit of a surprise! If we just do cloth diapers half the time (use our current stash), will that give a good sense of whether cloth diapering will "work" for us? Or do you think you really need to be doing it full time to get the full benefits and understand how it will work for you? If the 20-30 dollar diapers are really worth it, I'd like to put off buying more diapers until we know for sure that CD are for us.
Thoughts? Advice? Thanks!