I absolutely recommend http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com
both for the awesome information she has on there, and the superior products she sells. Especially considering the quality, her prices are really great too.
I switched DS to cloth when he was 16 months old (although I had bought them when he was 10 months old--I couldn't start using them because I was sick during my preg. with DD), so it definately isn't too late for you! I started out with 6 Fuzzibunz, 2 Bummi Super Whisper Wraps, a Kissaluvs fitted, two pairs of Dappi fitteds, and 6 cotton terry "stuffers" for the FBs from Green Mountain (unfortunately, they're no longer carrying these
) Honestly, I hated the Dappi fitteds. The hook-and-loop tape tabs weren't big enough to really secure the dipe, and they have polyester batting in them (like those Gerber prefolds that aren't even good as burp cloths). The Kissaluvs was ok, but it does take a long time to dry. Eventually the rise was just too short for DS, but it works great on DD now
The BSWW (I got white, not a print) is absolutely incredible. Those things are **bulletproof** and the fit range has been amazing...I *still* use the size medium on DS as a night-time cover. The Fuzzibunz...well, I won't get started on them. I've had leaks, elastic problems, snap problems, and DS grew out of the rise *way* too fast. He's still under the 30 lbs they claim is the upper limit, and he still fits in the with the snaps on the second setting...but the rise is so short, they just don't work anymore! Plumber butt+baby diaper=big messes
I ended up using those cotton terry "stuffers" from Green Mountain as contour diapers in the BSWW, and they are great for DS. And to replace the FBs that just didn't work for us, I sewed my own diaper covers and pocket diapers from some of the patterns that are available on the internet. You absolutely can't beat the financial savings is you sew your own! They're really not hard to do, even if you've never sewed before, so if you have a sewing machine, consider trying it!
I'm developing my own diaper pattern now, because once you've started sewing your own, it becomes like an addiction
In addition to the Green Mountain stuffers, I bought some microfiber towels from the Auto section at Wal-Mart to use the in the pocket diapers I've made...I think they were $4.99 for an 8-pack, and they're perfect tri-folded in a pocket diaper.
The washing is really easy...I wash every other day (because my pail won't hold more than 2 days of CDs from 2 kids) and it's such an easy part of my routine...the exact wash method you use will have to depend on your situation (HE vs. top-loader washing machine, the hardness of your water, whether you can line dry or want to machine dry, etc) so I won't get into that.
HTH you to come over to the "cloth" side!