I want to give cloth diapers a whirl. DS needs new diapers in 2-3 days and ive got $35 to spend. i dont want to spend $20 on a pack of diapers that'll last 2-3 weeks. its too costly right now to keep wasting money w/ the holidays and dd's bday coming up.
any advice on where to buy, what to buy, folding, making your own?
You can shop for cloth diapers at Walgreens, Targets, and I'm not too sure if Kmart or Walmart sells them or not and when you do buy them, you should buy double the amount of cloth diapers as babies do pee a lot. :)
Look at a couple of cloth diaper web sites, to get an idea of what you like, what you think you can handle. Don't buy the prefolded ones from Gerber at the grocery store or target. Those are gonna be so much work, they have a coating on them(all cotton does) that needs to be stripped and thse just never get as soft or as nice as the other prefold cloth diapers. And Prefolds and and covers are going to be one of the cheapest ways to get started. Get a dozen prefold and 2-3 covers and you are set for a couple of days. Of course, then you just wash them and you are set again. Also look at the sunbaby ones, the are cheap and have the cover and absorbant part together. (Like $5 or $7 apeice I think). I like thirsties covers and prefolds from clothdiaper.com and I used greenmountaindiapers for basic info and cottonbabies to look at all the fancy stuff that is out there.