Since you aren't sure, I would start small. 24-36 diapers ,4-6 covers total if you have easy access to a washer/dryer.
If you will use some disposible you could probably get away with 18-24. While you assess.
I never needed a doubler
My kids were never heavy wetters, though they did poop multi times a day. I've been a sahm with a very flexible schedule so I could wash as needed.
Sizing is often crazy. Don't buy ahead. Babies grow at such different rates. I could use gmd yellow prefolds from birth till 10m. On the flip of that, my baby potty trained 1m after I bought sz L covers. You just never know
Especially with newborns you can always grab a hand towel in an emergency
I bought some disposibles for travel and emergencies. Always kept some in each car. I rarely used them and gave them away to friends and family.
Like the PP said, you can only plan so far ahead. Researching cloth, especially prefolds is a VERY daunting task! So this is what we did, just to give you an idea...
I bought 1 dozen preemie sized prefolds and 2 dozen infant sized prefolds. I bought two packs of Snappis because I did not want to use pins. I used 4 covers. When my daughter grew out of preemie sized prefolds, I used those as extra absorbency.
I did laundry about every other day for the first month.
Aside from the pack of diapers we got at the hospital and a small pack I had bought, we didn't use disposables. Using prefolds on a newborn is easier than on a bigger child because they are easier to pack and take up less space. I know though that some families prefer using 'sposies while out.
How long a diaper fits is dependent on the child. Your kiddo may grow out of the smaller sizes quickly or they may grow more slowly. I wouldn't buy too far in advanced though. :-)
ETA: There are organic type disposables on the market. I know Seventh Generations are a good one. So if you were looking for organic disposbales I would try Googling around.
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