Cloth diapering has come a long way, so don’t be afraid to give them a try. AppleCheeks is a Canadian brand of pocket diapers known for a trim fit (really important when your baby starts moving around). The waterproof outer cover is made of breathable, waterproof polyurethane laminated polyester lined with soft micro fleece, and come in a range of happy, bright colors. The covers come in just two sizes, but adjust to fit a range of sizes by means of two rows of snaps. The size one diaper cover will fit a baby 7-20lbs, while a size 2 will fit a tot 18-40lbs. The pocket opening is wide enough to fit even the largest hand. AppleCheeks sells a variety of liners made of bamboo or hemp.

An AppleCheeks envelope cover will set you back $18. But after what seems like a large initial inlay, you are pretty much done purchasing diapers. If you buy disposables you have to keep going back to the store to buy more for at least a couple of years.