Well folks, we use prefolds, those "square diapers" that you fold but we do use covers of various brands that usually hold-in any explosive messy poops. Gdiaper covers, Imse Vimse covers, Mommy's Touch covers, and a few others. Overall (*and we are not paid or endorsed to say/type this) I prefer the Mommy's Touch covers because they are so versatile with the size and ways you can snap. Tyler prefers the Gdiaper covers, because he finds them easier to put on and take off of Rita. Rita is a very, very trim baby and that made it a little tricky finding the right cover in the beginning, but we have a small stash in various sizes which will be wonderful for the new baby!
Basically, with prefolds you fold the diaper, lay it down in the cover, put on baby and viola! The people who then find-out that we do cloth diaper in a semi-old fashioned way with a modern twist usually comment, "Oh wow! I bet you do really save money!" (Referring to the fact that the fancy diapers are so costly per diaper).
We are currently adjusting to the change in poop consistency now that Rita is eating what we are eating, but after much consideration we have decided to press on with the cloth diapers!
So why prefolds? We are on a very basic simple budget and truly it was all that we could afford. Second, I love the fact that what touches Rita's bottom is good ole' organic cotton. Nothing man-made. Since her diapers are cotton, it made it easy to use one as a burp rag when she was smaller or for any sort of spill that might happen in the car when we do not have wipes on hand. Also, if she has an explosive poop I can throw clothes, diaper and all into the washing machine. It really rocks! So if you can't afford fancy cloth diapers (which sometimes I do think could be very convenient) know that cloth diapering is still TOTALLY an option and you might be surprised just how cheap it is!
Amazingly cute Dr. Seuss snap diaper covers!
"Could you, would you cloth diaper in a car? Could you, would you cloth diaper near and far? I love cloth diapering Sam, I am! I do cloth diaper wherever I am!" -Suzette (me)