For both the economical and environmental reasons, I have been contemplating a switch to cloth diapers. I've started researching cloth diaper types and have to admit I am completely overwhelmed - who knew that there were so many types to choose from! I think that there is a swing back to cloth diapering in progress, as evidenced by the modern and bright prints available for the diaper covers. Most of the many brands I have looked into have very similar features: waterproof out layer (usually colored or with a print) with either snaps or Velcro closure; a pocket to stuff a liner into; and sometimes a "booster" liner for heavy wetters or nighttime use. There are a few more revolutionary types out as well. The gDiaper system is marketed as a hybrid diaper featuring a waterproof outer shell that is used for multiple diaper changes and an insert that can be flushed or composted. The GroBaby system also has a waterproof shell designed for multiple diaper changes coupled with cotton inserts that snap in place, so no stuffing (or removing a soiled insert) is required.
I still haven't decided which route I would like to go, I'll probably try several types to see which work best for me (and Logan!) I'll let you know what I recommend - in the meantime, if you have experience with cloth diapering please leave a comment sharing your expertise!!