To be honest, it wasn't about the environment for me. I fell in love with the CUTENESS!! The more research I did, I learned that cloth was better for the environment, as well as for baby's bottom, and my bank account (aside from the obsession that formed, causing me to buy, and buy, and buy - lol)! And, cloth diapers aren't as difficult as they were in my grandma's time.
All I had to do was convince the husband.... but even that was suprisingly easy! I showed him the cost comparison of disposables vs cloth over the period of birth - potty training. I told him that I would do the laundering of the diapers. And I showed him what today's cloth diapers were like. But I had him at the $$$ savings part!
I started buying diapers as soon as I found out we were having a boy, and I haven't really stopped yet! Every time I see a new brand or type of diaper I want to try, I am tempted to buy it - but I try to make myself sell an older one we no longer use as often. :)
I would definately say that choosing to cloth diaper was one of the best parenting decisions I've made. I love that I know I'm not putting any nasty chemicals next to Monster's most sensitive areas. I love that I dont' have to literally throw away hundreds of dollars every month. I love that I can re-use many of the diapers for the next babies, making it an even bigger $$ saver. And, yes, I love the CUTE CLOTH BUTT!
Monster loves his diapers, too!