I think disposables are evil because of what they do to our landfills moreso (or maybe just as much) as what havoc they wreak on sensitive skin.
My son couldn't have disposable diapers or wipes next to his skin, so I used cloth diapers and carried around thin little washcloths in a plastic baggy for when I needed to clean his little sensitive areas- and this was despite the fact I didn't own a washing machine and/or dryer. You should have seen the looks I'd get when I walked into the laundromat in center city Philly with a black bin bag stinking of dirty diapers.
My daughter was a different story . By this time I owned a house and a washer and dryer, and she happened to be directly the opposite of my son in terms of skin sensitivity. She has skin of iron - has never had a breakout - but I still used cloth and bypassed the wipes again - all that scent and **** rubbed me the wrong way - you know they had to have chemicals - I mean for goodness sake - they're PAPER- even notebook paper has chemicals in it and by the time I got to her I was in the habit and had the diaper changing routine set anyway.
As she approached the age of three however, I did end up putting her in disposables at night as it took her FOREVER to make it through a night dry and double and triple cloth diapering her seemed like cruel and unusual punishment when I considered the fact that she'd be waking up with about nine layers of urine soaked cloth next to her skin every morning. It was an ethical dilemma, and I caved in the interest of her comfort.
But then when I put a disposable on her one day I discovered she could wear all these cute little pants that I thought she'd outgrown. The cloth diapers added like a size and a half to her little butt....so what I lost in terms of feeling virtuous in terms of saving the environment and money not buying disposables, I made up for in being able to reuse some of her old clothes I'd thought she'd outgrown.
She took FOREVER to get potty-trained - much longer than my son - and I had been told girls are almost ALWAYS faster.
I wouldn't use disposables though - even if my kid could handle it - why generate more trash and waste if it's avoidable?