I admit, I put my first two children in disposable diapers. I'm sorry Mother Earth! In my defense I lived in an apartment and did not own a washing machine. I looked into diaper services only to find that there weren't any that served my area and my son's childcare wouldn't allow cloth diapers. Anyway, we are considering cloth for future children now that we have a washing machine. My question is, do cloth diapers make children more susceptible to UTIs? My daughter has vesiocoureteral reflux; basically urine from her bladder can flow backwards into her kidneys. If she gets a UTI she very rapidly develops kidney damage. Fortunately she has only had one UTI in her life and only has damage on one kidney, but the problem is genetic and I can't take any risks for increasing infection risk for future babies. UTI's in the first year are especially damaging. Anyone know if cloth diapers affect risk at all? I hate the waste created by disposable diapers but I have to admit to loving the hydrogels that absorb urine so well. I know wool is great, but if I do go cloth it is going to have to be easy care cotton. Please don't be mean to me. I am considering switching to cloth after all.