Something else I like about cloth diapering a breastfed baby is the easy clean up. I can literally throw her dirty diapers in the diaper pail and wash them without rinsing them first. I am sure this will change after she starts solid foods. But for now it is great. You must bleach the stained parts with the sun regularly. This is somewhat of a hassle for me. But I am impressed that the sun takes the stains right out. I usually wash them on a long cold cycle without soap to get the icky stuff off of them and then follow up with a warm wash cycle with soap. I have been using Arm & Hammer laundry detergent. I have had no trouble with soap build up or smelly diapers. The washing soda in Arm & Hammer detergent is a powerful odor fighting agent and it's the right price, cheap! I also use this detergent on all of our clothes, so it works out well for me.
As I said before I am researching the best most affordable way for our family to continue cloth diapering. It is a reality that I cannot expect to use the same 10 cloth diapers until Mary is potty trained. I have found many options out there. There is a website called www.diaperswappers.com that you can buy new and used diapers that have been previously owned. You can find awesome deals this way and I am going to take advantage of it for sure! Another website that I found that sells pocket diapers at a great price is www.alvababy.com. I also like this website www.justsimplybaby.com. If you know of any other resources for cloth diapering on the cheap let me know in the comments. Happy cloth diapering.