We sold our first child's diaper stash because we weren't sure we'd ever have another baby. Now we are expecting again! For most of the diapering era, we plan to use what we liked best last time: Mother-Ease one-size fitted diapers and Dappi pull-on nylon covers. But I remember that the one-size diapers were humongous on a newborn; we didn't start using them regularly until about 3 months. We had bought newborn size fitted diapers, which we liked, but that was a relatively expensive way to go.
I'm considering using contour or prefold diapers for the newborn, but we do NOT want to deal with Snappis, pins, any kind of fastener. I've heard it is possible, with the right style of cover, just to lay a flat diaper in there and have the cover hold it on. What covers are good for this? We tried a bunch of different covers with our first baby and didn't like ANY of them except Dappi and Mother-Ease--they all leaked!--so I am leery of experimenting. I want a really straightforward system for those sleep-deprived early days!