I wear gauze prefold diapers 24/7, and have done so for 47 years now. Cloth diapers can be washed. I hang mine on a clothes line to dry to keep the gas bill down. I go through fourteen diapers a day. They cost less than disposable diapers, work better (never a leak) and are better for our ecology. Disposable diapers may be more convenient, but they are a waste management problem! I don't know about you, but I couldn't afford to purchase disposables in this economy! So give it some thought!