technically, this is the older-fashioned way. it's the pre-diaper way of doing things.
i know some families who use the split pants -- it apparently works for them without getting messy.
aim is actually pretty decent from the get go, so, yeah.
Zoebird, thanks for the explanation, the way you describe it it sounds very doable.
One doesn't have to be rich to have one parent stay at home, we've done it on my husband's teacher salary.