Still not sure I understand, but from what I can tell, there is the generic cloth part that is next to the baby. Then a cover goes on top of that (often fun and colorful!). Then there are the AIO (all-in-one) that are pricey but they are the cloth and cover in one. I am assuming you would use this when you're out to make the process easier.
Between DiaperPin.com and a few other sites, and pricing the items on Amazon, I put together a loose list of things I'd need or want and an estimated price (I was generous with myself... if I'm going to do this, it has to be the most convenient that it can be and it STILL has to save us money! do I hear an amen?)
- Diaper pail $12
- Washable liner $6.50 (could just do trashbag liners if we don't want to be green)
- Deodorizing disks $2.35/mo. (they go in the diaper pail)
- 2-3 dozen cloth baby wipes $15
- 24-36 cloth diapers $45
- Toilet Nozzle $50 (for preliminary washes where most of the poo goes in the toilet)
- Diaper Area Wash $9 (I am assuming this is to spray the bum before the wipeage)
- All-In-One Diaper $20 (they just recommended one to start out to see if you like it)
- 4-6 Cloth Diaper Covers $75
- 12 to 24 Doublers $35 (extend the absorbency of the diaper for nighttime or heavy wetters)
- Diaper Detergent $12 (do I need it? I don't know!)
According to the great wide Internet, disposable diapering cost anywhere from $80 to $130 per month. At the lowest, for 15 months we'd pay $1,200, at the most, $1,950.
So the cost effectiveness is there. What about the convenience?