Another one here whose DH suggested using cloth nappies and even went as far as to research the more popular brands and types of nappies and order trial packs of several of them!
The idea was that we'd try them out and decide which one worked best, then order a stash of them.
Unfortunately, DH could only get 1 week off work when Erin was born and we spent most of that week back & forth to the hospital, so when it actually came down to trying them out I felt completely overwhelmed by it all (oh if only I'd know about this site back then...) and ended up using sposies for the first 5 months of Erin's life
Once we made the switch though, we've not looked back
From my point of view, they're so much more reliable than sposies. We've only had 1or 2 leaks, back when we first started using them and I was using a wrap that was too small, causing wicking
You soon learn the know-how and what works best though. Cloth is also so much kinder to her skin too, and it's very rare that she has nappy rash.
I've since branched out (since finding this site & the classifieds
) and now have several types of cloth nappies on the go. DH, so far, has been fine with all of them, though I do try to have them all set up, so all he has to do is grab a nappy & put it on.
The only person who does find the whole cloth nappy thing a tad difficult is my mum (who looks after Erin while I'm at work) but that's only because she finds the whole fitted nappy thing a lot tricker than the terry squares she used on me and my brother & sister! I've told her if she could do origami nappies, she'll be fine with fitteds