Cloth diapers have come a long way since your mother or grandmother used them. If you’ve decided to use cloth diapers for financial or environmental reasons, you have seen that there are dozens of types of diapers, materials and fasteners available. If you ask 100 people what the best cloth diaper is, you’ll get about 80 different answers. Don’t invest in a full stash until you try them out and decide which diapers you (and your baby) like. If you don’t know where to begin — or aren’t sure that cloth diapering really is for you — some companies offer a trial program in which you can “rent” different styles and brands to try for a period of time. Usually you’ll pay a deposit and/or rental fee, and will be refunded the deposit if you decide to return them, or will receive store credit toward the purchase of diapers of your choice. To learn about the various types of cloth-diaper systems, inserts, covers, and fasteners, as well as the negatives and positives for each option read the full story on our sister site, Living on the Cheap.