I thought for everyone's benefit (including my own) I would post some pictures explaining how a cloth diaper works. I think I have fallen for a system called Flip. I have read a lot of rave reviews on them and they seem to be the best value (plus they come in great colors!) These images and the purple text are all from Flip Diapers.com
The Flip™ Diaper System is a flexible, hybrid cloth diapering system that provides options for every occasion. The one-size cover and three choices in absorbent inserts make diapering your baby less expensive, easy and perfect for where-ever, when-ever.
FLIP™ IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3
1. TOSS the used insert in your diaper pail
2. CHOOSE the best insert for the occasion: Stay-Dry, Organic or Disposable
3. REUSE the cover
FLIP WITH STAY-DRY INSERTA Flip diaper cover used with a Stay-Dry Insert is perfect for overnight & anytime use. Made of 3 ultra-absorbent layers of microfiber and a smooth stay-dry suede cloth that wicks moisture from your baby’s bum. Flip Stay-Dry Inserts work to keep your baby drier, longer.
WANT OPTIONS?Look for other inserts within the Flip System— each customized to conveniently work within the Flip Cover.
••Organic: Perfect for sensitive skin, overnight, and supporting early potty training.
•Stay-Dry: Perfect for overnight and anytime.
•Disposable: Perfect for travel and convenience.
Before First Use: For cotton products, wash hot (100F/40C) 3-5 times.
Use: Do not use rash creams.
Dirty Storage: Store in dry pail/bin.
Wash: Use laundry tabs if available. Pre-wash cold. Wash hot (100F/40C) with bumGenius detergent. Extra rinse. No laundry additives. Line dry cover. Tumble dry insert. No fabric softeners. Use ¼ cup or 60 mL bleach in the hot wash once per month.
Cover Outer: 100% Laminated Polyester
Cover Tabs: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex
Insert Stay-Dry Layer: 100% Polyester
Insert Absorbent Layer: 80% Polyester, 20% Nylon
PACKAGE INCLUDES2 one-size covers and 6 one-size stay-dry inserts