It's a lot more work but well worth it to us. We bought cloth diapers and cloth noodle and bum wipes. We also got these great drying racks which Ryanne and Jay got for us at a thrift store. I don't think most parents realize that the average baby will go through 2,500 diapers. That's a lot of plastic going into the landfills. To be honest, the cloth diapers are not that much work once you get the hang of it Using the drying racks, the cloth diapers and wipes will save us around $5,000 over the time before we can toilet train. The savings is great but leaving a small carbon footprint on the environment is the most important thing.