Pros: Inexpensive, easy to wash, no diaper blow-outs!, adjustable
Cons: very thick prefold can be bulky
After using pocket diapers with my older two children, I was ready for a change. I wanted something that was easier to wash and something inexpensive to replace my former stash with. I decided to give the Econobum covers and prefolds a try because they were so inexpensive. I bought two "kits" (6 covers and 24 prefolds and two wet bags). I was very pleasantly surprised! I have been using them on my newborn for the past 5 weeks and have had ZERO leaks... even with EBM poops! They wash up great and the fit is very adjustable. I also have some FLIP diaper covers (which are also nice but twice the price) and I actually prefer the Econobum covers! I feel like they are more adjustable and fit better around my baby's thighs; they are snugger there which prevents leaks.
From looks alone, they seem a bit thin and only come in white. Not a fancy diaper in any means, but they gets the job done!
I found that they tend to stain a little bit, so I dry them in the sun.
The prefolds that they come with are designed to fold and lay in the diaper, but I have been using a Snappi to get a more custom fit around my baby. Since this isn't the intended purpose of the prefold, the prefold is a bit thicker than other brands and makes it tough to do a jellyroll fold, but a newspaper fold seems to work well for us. The fit is pretty bulky on my newborn, but it seems like it will fit well on an older baby/toddler.
I wish I had started cloth diapering with Econobum! This is definitely the way to go to start out in cloth on a budget!