Before Roland took up temporary residence in my body, I had already started collecting cloth diapers. As friends moved off the island they handed down diapers they were no longer using and didn't expect to ever need again. Some are huge, and likely won't fit until Roland is a toddler. Others are tiny and will be outgrown in the next couple of months or so. And then some are regular old diapers that can be folded many different ways and will fit a tiny baby or a bigger baby.
We've had Roland in cloth diapers for a week now, since the newborn size disposables that Grammy sent ran out. The disposables were great those first few weeks as we were figuring out other things, like how to get the baby to latch on properly or how to get enough sleep with a tiny human in the house.
So far I've only really noticed two drawbacks: diaper laundry is more time consuming than throwing out used disposables, and cloth diapers can give Roland a giant diaper butt. The good things may outweigh both of those though: no blowouts (yet), poopy diapers have nearly no smell, Roland is easier to get clean even after the fullest diaper, and all the diaper rash has cleared up. We figure we'll still use the disposables if we are going to be out and about for a long time and during other times that the convenience is needed. But otherwise the cloth diapers seem to be worth the extra laundry. We'll see how I feel about that later on, but since I'll be home with him for the rest of the school year I should have the time for an extra load of laundry every couple of days.