This is sort of off topic, but then it is sort of not because I'll tie it to the Amish:) The topic: cloth diapers.
Over the years I have seen more Amish using disposal diapers like Pampers and Huggies than I have resuable cloth diapers. I'm sure there are Amish who do use cloth diapers, but it seems like the exception rather than the rule. You'd probably be more likely to find cloth diaper users in very conservative settlements like Swartzentruber Amish (but they wouldn't be the bright colorful ones pictured below) or more eco-sensitive settlements like Aylmer, Ontario or Manton, Michigan. When Rachel first broached the topic of cloth diapers to me I was indifferent or maybe slightly not in favor. I hadn't spent much time thinking about the topic, but once I realized that we wouldn't have to continually buy diapers, I was sold. And cloth diapers are environmentally friendly to boot.
So these are our cloth diapers (Bum Genius brand) awaiting the arrival of our daughter who still hasn't arrived....any day now...any day...so, any advice or thoughts on cloth diapers for this newly minted cloth diaper Dad?