I am due w/ first baby in November and totally new to cloth diapering. My partner and I are compulsive energy-savers (very "reduce-reuse-recycle") and line-dry most of our clothes. We are also kind of anti-consumerist, not very interested in fancy prints or amassing a huge stash of diapers based on how cute they are. We want to keep it as simple as possible. It seems like the best choice for us diaper-wise would be flatfolds. I was happy just now to stumble upon this thread full of flatfold love...anyone else prefer flats over the other kinds?
We are set to get three dozen hand-me-down prefolds from a friend, so I'm interested in trying those, too. What else should I have in a minimalist newborn stash? Is it possible to buy flats used or are they usually too worn to resell? I prefer buying used over new, both to save money and just on principle. How many will I realistically need, and how many covers?
Many thanks for any advice you have to offer!