I also jumped on the cloth diapering wagon, convinced it would be better for the planet.
We bought a pack to try them out. I only use them when we're at home.
I, too, realized they leaked and that I couldn't use them for sleeping.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Some moms I follow on IG said they were wonderful, and perhaps that is true for them.
I think combining regular and cloth diapers can be an option. But I do believe that parenting is challenging enough, and sometimes, we should give ourselves a break for the choices we make.