One of the many choices you face as a new mother is whether to use cloth or disposable diapers. Because the type you choose will affect your daily routine (you'll probably be changing about 2,700 diapers in the first year alone), it's an important issue that's worth researching before you decide what to do. In recent years, both types have improved in how they fit, how they look and how well they keep a baby's bottom dry. Keep in mind that some mothers use both cloth (when they're at home) and disposable (when they're traveling). Here's some information to help you make the right choices for you and your baby.