But here's what I do know:
Meet Ethan, from Texarkana, Arkansas. He's about 7 months old and has been cloth diapered from birth. His mom uses prefolds and wraps much of the time, but at night and when she's leaving the house, she grabs a BumGenius.
This cute little guy is Sylas, of Baton Rouge, LA. His mom switched to cloth several months ago, and that's a blue BumGenius he's wearing. He's almost 1. His mom also tried HappyHeinys but they just didn't work on this chunky little boy. Fortunately, she ordered from a site with a great return policy!
This is Elison, Sylas' big brother. He's thinking "A diaper mom? Really?" He'll be 3 in July, and is potty trained, but could easily wear a BumGenius, despite being over 30 pounds.
And this is Christian, from Houston, TX. He's not modeling a cloth diaper, but he's just so cute that he needed to be included. It was his mom who first told me about pocket diapers. I remember saying to her "Wait a second...you mean 2 year old Christian and my little bitty 7 month old can wear the same diaper? There's no way." Christian is 3 now and potty trained, but until then, he wore BumGenius dipes, and it's still his mom's go-to diaper for overnight.
Sorry if I sound like an infomercial, but as I was debating a $90 diaper purchase, I just kept thinking of all 5 of these kids (five including Isabelle). They can all wear the same diaper. And it hardly leaks. So sure, I love the idea of snaps because they'll hold up longer, but you can't argue with what actually works for so many kids.
So when I had a chance to get five new diapers, I opted for BumGenius dipes, and couldn't be happier. I also stumbled across a great sale. Cotton Babies ran a special: buy five diapers, get one free. So I ended up with six diapers, bringing my stash up to 16 diapers, 9 one-size and 7 mediums, which Izzy will soon outgrow. In the meantime, I'm loving not having to wash dipes every day, and I really love opening up the top drawer of the dresser/changing table and seeing it totally full of diapers.