Lately, I've been thinking a lot about all the things I've learned over the past few months and how much easier my baby's earliest months would have been if had only know x, y, or z about life with an infant before she was born. So, starting right now, I'm going to write a series of posts about some of the things I would do differently if I had the opportunity to turn back the clock. First up: diapers.
During my sixth month of pregnancy, I was obsessed with diapers. For some reason, I felt a huge sense of urgency when it came to establishing a diapering system. I had to have all the diapers we would need for the first few months, and they all had to be the same brand. The whole trying-out-various-diapers-to-find-the-one(s)-we-liked-best thing seemed annoying and inefficient to me. Well, live and learn. I wound up investing a few hundred dollars in Thirsties and I don't love them. They were OK for a while, but now they leak. And the quality is just "eh." We are currently using Earth's Best disposables while we decide on a new brand of cloth (we're leaning toward gDiapers). In hindsight, I would have started her off in disposables while I sampled a variety of cloth diaper brands. I mean, you can read and research and talk to all kinds of folks about diapers -- but until you are actually using them on your baby, it is impossible to know what you will like and what will work for you.
What was your experience with cloth diapers for your newborn? Did you stock up on a particular brand in the beginning? Did you start with disposables? Do you wish you had done things differently?