When our children were infants, we had diaper pails and the washing machine...couldn't afford the throw outs.
They were certainly a chore but they sure did smell fresh after they were laundered and they made the baby so snuggly, unlike the plastic they use now. They also made good dustrags after the babies were out of them
Amen to that......there's nothing like sun-dried on the clothes line 100% cotton diapers. We used the disposables for night time and long car trips but I just could never get into putting synthetic plastic next to my babies' butts on a regular basis.