To put it in perspective, if you do a cloth diaper service you will not have to:
- Wash Diapers
- Buy diapers
- Run out at bath time to pick up a bag of diapers because you didn't realize you were out
- Pile a ton of garbage in a landfill for 500 years
- Put for any diapering effort aside from wiping and re-clothing
Oh, and an added benefit (especially if you decide to take on everything yourself...because you get addicted to cloth diapers...not that I'm speaking from personal experience ha ha) is that the people who run cloth diaper services/stores are EXPERTS! Most likely they are offering the service because they believe in it and they can be more help than any online how-to (or blog!) that you can find.
The wonderful ladies at Green Baby Diaper showed me folds, answered a ton of questions and let my daughter pull out every toy she could find. Not only will you find cloth diapers in these stores but you will also find accessories and in many many cases a large variety of useful (and locally made) products like clothes, bags, pillows, hairbands and on and on.
So do your research and check out local stores around you. They are by far the best resource you will find!