Another thread got me to thinking and researching (yeah, I'm too lazy this morning to REALLY work). I found a chart that had the cost of cloth diapers versus paper diapers over a 3 yr period. WOW - what a difference!
First year for cloth (including purchasing diapers, laundry bill, pail, etc) is $357.00 --- the third year is $104.00
First year for paper (including the above) $1054 ----- the third year is $1019.
I didn't do the research for the #s --- you can find it here: http://shop.fuzzibunz.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1869