Depends on the brand, and I feel like cloth diapering is completely personal and varies so much based on your baby. These worked very well on my tall, skinny girl and have held up pretty well. The elastic in them is stretching out but most are still usable for another baby after being used for two years. And some of those I bought used to start with. They are about middle of the road as cost, but are made in the US and have a very large following, so they are more widely available then some other brands. Some of the prints are very cute too!