I used a mix of flats and contour diapers with my kids. I like the square terry cloth nappies. I would use an "orgami fold" or sort trapazoid fold. At night I would fold only diaper into a rectangular pad to put inside at trapazoid folded diaper.  I prefered to fasten the diaper with a Snappi or pins. Almost any type of cover will work.  I had wool and nylon covers. I liked having an emergancy back nylon cover in the diaper bag because they are compact.  As my kids got...