I mentioned before that this baby was going to be in cloth diapers. I had never used them before and so I had no idea what to expect. But I LOVE them! Just LOVE them! I wish I used them with my first, then I never would have used disposables. Yes, they are a bit bulky, esp. in the beginning. Other than that, there are no complaints.
The Bum Genius brand is what I use so I can only vouch for those, but they really hold in all the little baby mess. He's leaked a few times, but that was because I hadn't put the insert in properly. Occasionally, I use a disposable if I'm washing the diapers or if I'm out of town for the day and don't want to keep the dirty diapers in my bag (I'm not that hardcore). He has leaked a disposable so many more times and that is also when he is likely to get diaper rash. Ian does not get diaper rash in the cloth diapers.
The cleaning isn't really that big of deal at all. I just pop them in the washer. I just can't say enough about them! I didn't know I could get so excited over diapers. :)
If you're having a baby, I highly recommend switching to cloth. It's better for the baby, the environment, and the WALLET. I will not switch back to disposables that's for sure.