For those that do or plan to do... Any tips you've picked up along the way/researched that you'd like to share?
We are using bum genius pockets with snaps. Two friends have cloth diapered their kids (2 each) with this brand and love it. I'm still building my stash! Sales are the only time I buy to save money, I got each of my 8 so far for $10.50.
How are you or how did you deal with judgement of others? "That's gross!" "You'll quit after a few days, weeks, a month..." I don't care generally, but I've tried to educate about how it works and why it's best specifically for my baby and family (not pushing others to try, etc). My parents are huge supporters of it now that I've explained the process and they understand (older generation sees it as a ton of extra work and "pinning", they don't know about our fancy modern cloth diapers.)
How did you get your DH on board? Mine is clueless about babies so I've been given free reign on all things we need since I have a lot of experience through my parents and aunt foster caring for infants. He is totally cool with the less chemicals on the baby and money savings, but others judgement affects him. I think since he will not know "another way" it'll get easier with time for him.
My plan is to use disposables until the meconium has passed, but, I am having a boy and have been reading up on circumcision and the needs for Vaseline to help with healing. Vaseline is a no go with cloth diapers from what I've read, what have you STM used for them at this point instead of Vaseline? Also, did you find that the cloth diaper rubbed the cord at all?