I put off cloth diapering because I was intimidated... by all the options, the laundry, etc. Finally started when my daughter was 15 months and haven't looked back. Last Tuesday was interviewed by the local news on cloth diapering, so hopefully I will help other families who had the same worries I did. It is so easy, and I'm looking forward to starting from day one with our next baby.
I was talked out of doing what felt natural to me, by family, friends and the "experts". Luckily, I have gotten that second chance with my second daughter and this time, I did what felt most natural to me. I get criticized, I get a lot of negative comments, but I feel that I am doing what is best for all us. I hear a lot of new moms complain that they want to do something, but someone told them not to, so they are unsure. Trust your instincts, they are more powerful than any expert!
I would have quit my job when my first child was born. I worked for 2 years and it was a mistake, a huge mistake. She needed me, not daycare for 10 hours per day.