My motivation to do cloth diapers was solely monetary. However, after going through weeks of taking the trash out daily filled with diapers, my motivation has changed. Don't get me wrong, it's the money part that will keep me motivated when I'm sick of doing the laundry. But, I am thrilled that I am doing my part to reduce the amount of nasty diapers that are sitting in a landfill. I know many people argue that cloth diapers are not any more "green" than disposables because of the energy costs in washing and drying them. I have an energy efficient front load washing machine and I choose to air dry them. I'm certain I'm not making as much of a dent in the environment as I would using disposables.
Plus, they are sooo cute!!!