When my son was younger I made some cloth diapers for him and we did that for a while, I have started to do cloth with our baby girl and it's going ok, I need to get some already made pocket diapers cause I think this is the kind we want to go with. I got a few off brand ones just to see if I liked them....for cloth diaper moms, which ones are your favorites? I know there are a lot of name brand ones that are way beyond my budget, what others do you prefer?
Go to a fabric store and get a couple yards of fleece then cut it to the size of the diapers and put between her skin and the diaper. Fleece pulls the water off the skin. Then you could use the prefolds a bit longer. A couple yards should give you enough for about 18 diapers. I have to buy more prefolds if we get pregnant again because my gerbers got holes in them.
Have you tried diaper exchange pages on Facebook? I got my first batch of diapers that way and they were fairly cheap. In the city near us there's a maternity shop that does a second hand diaper sale every 6 months or so-maybe there's something like that close to you?
Something else I have sitting around (my sister used to make diapers). Is the fancy clothes men use on their cars to dry them off so it doesn't scratch them (I can't remember the name), but it's basically the diaper inserts. Fold them in thirds and gives you another insert and more absorbency for nights or nap time.
With Eva I had to use baby powder on her for the first 6 months or so because she leaked through everything-including the cloth. If I didn't,she'd be back in disposables from a yeast infection.