I have made my decision.
Here's my daughter in the only special cloth diaper I bought new just for her.
I've purchased a couple used diapers and one new one at cutie tooties. I only have enough for one day of use so far, but I have a big box of disposables between now and when I acquire more diapers.
What put me over the edge?
$500 didn't seem like a big amount until I considered that she really might not potty train for many months to come. By then, that amount could be $800, which is close enough to a grand to disturb me. If I have three kids, that could be close to $3,000. Though that number is spread over many years, it's still concerning.
But, more importantly, I imagined that if I have three kids who wear 5 diapers a day for 2.5 years each, that'd add up to 13,687.5 diapers in the landfill. In other words, enough to probably fill my entire house and then some.
That is a number I cannot live with.