gdiapers have to be washed, but the reality is these diapers are nothing like your mother’s gdiapers. Cloth diapers today come in a huge variety of options. You can pick all-in-one or pocket diaper models that are pretty similar to disposable diapers. They’re a little bulkier but just as straightforward and easy to put on. More traditional diapering systems use a separate diaper and a waterproof cover. The covers can be made out of many different materials. One of the simplest systems is a prefold cloth diaper and a cover. Forget diaper pins — look for a great product called a Snappi that fastens your baby’s diaper easily and securely without sharp pins. You do have to wash cloth diapers unless you’re using a diaper service (diaper services are a wonderful option for your baby’s early months). This isn’t really all that bad, though. And cloth diapers are much kinder to your baby’s bottom. They’re more comfortable and babies tend to get fewer diaper rashes with cloth. Babies who have been cloth diapered also tend to toilet train more quickly than babies diapered with disposables. If you get newborn sized gdiapers they have the same cut-away area for your newborn’s cord area. Fold larger diapers down while the cord is healing.