21 January 2020
I think the choice is a personal choice.
I choose to use disposable because once a diaper was dirty, I just wanted it in the trash. My sister, however, uses cloth. But washes her diapers in the same washer as she washes her sheets. For me, I was not able to handle the germ aspect of cloth diapers. If I had a separate washer and dryer for diaper duty, I would definitely use them.
Cloth has many positives. I had a sensitive child and cloth diapers helped her sensitivity. While the cost is initially a lot, they are reusable for many children. Overall the cost is less than diapers for one child. Cloth diapers are adorable and there are many types to fit all types of mothers. I found them to be no bulkier than a regular diaper. Also, if you have a toddler who takes off their diaper, cloth snaps are harder to remove.
The cloth also has negatives, you need a lot of diapers. I would guess 20+ to get started. They cost around $30 per diaper. You will have to size up. You will always have to make sure diapers are washed and properly dried. Besides the diaper care, I have no issues with cloth diapers.
Disposable diapers are easier because they are disposable, need I say more? A nasty poo? Toss it.. Cloth, wash it. They are easier to buy. I do think that disposable has many negatives, they are expensive. Over the course of one child, the total cost of diapers will not be cheap. They also seem to make my baby breakout.
Find what works for you and your baby.