Those of you who have already CD'd other kids.. which type of CD do you prefer, and why? Which has the best leakage and "blowout" protection? Which are the easiest to take care of (changing and laundering)?
I've narrowed it down to either prefolds w/covers or one-size pocket dipes. (I know I have plenty of time to choose, but modern CD'ing is so new to me. I haven't used cloth diapers on a baby since I was 6 years old and "helping" my own mother.) (I got to fold. lol)
No, I know. Here's my preference: With a newborn, I find covers and CPFs to be really easy. We use a tri-folded CPF with Prowraps or a snappied prefold with a wool cover (made from reclaimed wool or hand-me-downs from friends). I really like doing it that way with newborns. When we're out and about we use BumGenius (I only have four of them - I'm hoping to get more before this babe is born).
We have about 8-10 Medium/Large/Petite Toddler Fuzzi Bunz to use when the wee one is older - these fit my daughter from age 1 to potty training and my son from 4 months (he was a tank) and he's still in them. I prefer FB after the introduction of solids though - they seem to handle solids poo better than runny newborn poo.
Honestly, my advice to everyone who's just starting is to get some sort of trial package where you can try a bunch of different things out. Everyone has a different answer, you know? When I started, I was amazed at how many people had these large and random stashes, but as I've been CDing for six years now, I realize that they're like that because you use different things at different times.