For the majority of people, having a baby puts a definite squeeze on finances. Between the immediate needs (clothing, crib, stroller, change table) to future (college!) anyone’s banking situation can start looking a little grim. Add to that the fact that baby needs to be changed between 5000-7000 times before they are potty trained, and it can put new parents in a very difficult situation.
There is a hidden environmental benefit to using cloth diapers as well: since our daily cloth diapering routine impacts our resource use, we have more control over it, and more of an awareness of it (especially if you are paying the hydro bill!)