Taking the Leap
The best thing a cloth-diaper newbie can do is go to a store -- whether it's a big chain like Buybuy Baby or a local baby boutique -- and check out the options in person, says Guckin, who's sold cloth diapers in-store and online for nearly a decade. "There are so many choices, it can be overwhelming," she explains. "If you can see the diapers up close, they make a lot more sense." A handful of online stores, including Guckin's diaperjunction.com, offer the option to test-drive certain diapers and return them within 30 days. In the end, it all comes down to your (and your baby's) personal preference.