A question came in today about cloth diapers for overnight use. Of course, cloth is a viable option for long nights in the crib. Think about it, our grandmothers and their mothers had to use something to dress babies in at night to keep them dry and fresh as they slept. I think part of the reluctance to switch entirely to cloth among disposable diaper users rests with overnight usage, although I don't see why that mindset has to keep a mother from trying cloth in the wee (pardon the pun) hours.
Think about it: how many times do you change your baby during the day? How many times do you check on your baby at night? If you smell something, you're going to make a change regardless of whether or not baby is sleeping, yes? Given that it is possible to change a sleeping baby, the idea of using cloth for overnight purposes shouldn't be daunting. Yes, the question of what to use in the stretches when you finally get to sleep yourself do arise, and you'll find the options available to you work just as well - if not better - than throw-aways.