All right, cloth diaper people... talk to me. I've had it with blowouts from disposables, we're doing enough laundry of clothes from diaper failures that I might as well be cloth diapering. I've done it in the past, first with pins and pull up pants and then with prefolds and snap/velcro covers. I'm not in love with either method. (pins were 18 years ago, prefolds and covers were 7 years ago, this time I went with disposables because I didn't want the extra laundry due to fibromyalgia issues, but that rather backfired.)
Here are my parameters:
1. NO WOOL. I'm allergic to lanolin, and as much as I want to love them, the texture bugs me because of sensory issues.
2. I'm interested in pockets or all-in-ones, but we have a lot of different people who change this kiddo's diapers and do laundry, so they really need to be dingbat-proof. They need to dry quickly, work well, and be dead obvious how they go together (for pockets). I'd consider fitteds and covers, but if you're suggesting fitteds, suggest covers that work with them, please!
3. One-size only, please. If I'm buying these things, they need to stay bought. If I liked buying diapers, I'd stick with disposables.
4. Need to be reasonably tolerant of high heat... we get yeast issues regularly and I need to be able to sanitize and vinegar rinse them without worrying.
5. Should be AWESOME at preventing blowouts. Miles was blowing out the tops of size twos, and the legs of size threes in disposables. He's about 16 pounds, and pretty "average" build for 16 pounds, not hugely chubby nor skinny in the least.
6. Should be extremely friendly to people with strong texture issues. Anything that pills or otherwise feels weird is out. I do okay with polar fleece, cotton, bamboo, and some poly, PUL is okay but not great. Suedecloth is a little odd and I hate the sensation of microfiber against my skin, but can tolerate it in a stuffer. Wool, linen, and cotton poly blends are generally a NO.
I'm especially interested in being able to try out a variety and then send most back. I'd prefer to end up with one or two brands, tops, for day and night. I'm okay with spending a bit if they're going to last our entire diapering career, but I'm not into spending a ton of money just for "cute" or "most popular". Give me functional, no blowouts, and easy to clean, and i'll be content.
Oh, and detergent... need something extremely hypoallergenic, zero fragrance, recommended for cloth, and HE friendly.