I'm thinking of switching to cloth diapers for the twins. Now that they are older and we have a routine, I don't feel as overwhelmed by the thought of the extra laundry as I did when they were newborns. The startup costs would be lower now because they go through fewer diapers/day than they did as newborns, and I think that at twenty-five pounds and 33" tall, they are in the last size of cloth diapers and covers that they will need before they potty train.
I know that there are as many types of cloth diapers out there as there are users, but I'm still interested in people's opinions on the subject. Here are my criteria/questions:
1. I want an easy system. I lean towards all-in-one styles, but if someone can convince me that a cheaper option is no more logistically difficult, I will consider it. I am cheap, but I'm also lazy, so I need to find some balance. I also want something super-simple so that my daycare will be more inclined to accommodate the switch.
2. Both twins are serious super-soakers, so I need recommendations for very absorbent options.
3. Optimally, I'd like to do diaper laundry no more than every other day. The twins use about 5 diapers/day right now. How many cloth should I buy? I'm thinking twelve per twin, twenty-four total. Does that seem right?
4. I am not at all squeamish about buying used cloth diapers, but I know that eBay no longer sells them. Where can I go to find them?
Please, share your wisdom.