The comfort of the cloth and the disposable diaper
It does not make any difference as to whether you use disposable diapers or cloth diapers for your baby, as long as they are changed when they need to be. For a diaper that is left unattended to (cloth or disposable) will result in the baby getting a nasty diaper rash. Disposable diapers tend to have some moisturizing and absorbent chemicals which irritate the skin of some babies.
To the contrary of what you have heard about cloth diapers, things have changed since the days of scary safety pins and folding, that could drive one crazy. In today’s modern world you will find that cloth diapers come designed with Velcro, and they even have them with snap closures, which makes them just as easy and convenient as disposable diapers.
They also have water proof bands that go around the waist and thighs, preventing leaks, as well as removable linings that can be washed. Of course, one must keep in mind that the cloth diapers are not going to be as absorbent, meaning they will need to be changed a little more often.
The cost of disposable diapers vs. cloth diapers
The cost of disposable diapers for a period of two years is going to average out to be approximately $2,000 to $3,000, and this is just for one baby! However, cloth diapers, including accessories (safety pins and etc.), is going to cost on the average $800 to $1,000 for the same amount of time, for one baby.
You can choose to wash the cloth diapers yourself, or you may have a laundering service at a cost that will still run very close to that of the disposable diapers, when all is totaled, which will be about $2,500 to $2,800. Remember, this is for just one baby. In order to save money one would have to compromise by washing out the cloth diapers them self. The good thing about the cloth diapers is that they can be re-used!