I believe it is incredibly easy to know if cloth diapers are right for you. Ready, cause I’m about to tell you and it’s super simple. Go with your gut. I can’t believe I’m giving that advice, I can’t count how many times in my life I’ve wanted to strangle a friend or family member for giving me this same advice. They told me to listen to my gut or worse my heart when all I wanted some concrete advice on how to handle a problem aka one of lifes little mini dramas. Upon receiving this advice to listen to my heart or follow my gut I was usually left thinking, “What the f#%k does that mean? Go with my gut.”
In terms of cloth diapers I think it means to think back to your initial reaction to the idea of shunning disposables in favour of washable/reusable diapers. Did you think it was brilliant or did you think it was disgusting? Maybe your feelings weren’t that extreme but I’m willing to bet they were much closer to one side that the other; go with that. Obviously there are exceptions to every rule but I believe the rule here is this: the people who succeed and enjoy using cloth diapers are most often the ones who thought it was a good idea and didn’t require much coaxing; they instinctively understood the ‘why’ and just needed help with the ‘how.’
So if you find yourself sitting on the fence think back to your initial thoughts and feelings on the subject and go from there.