I'll agree that prefolds are wonderful. Just a little note on that though.. if you have a small baby, they'll seem huge. (difficult for me to say since they look SO tiny no that I have a toddler *LOL*)..Baylee was 5lbs at birth and we ended up using disposables for the first few weeks until she hit about 7lbs and then they fit much better with a small size cover (nb covers never worked well for us) Every now and again, i'd use a washcloth in a wrap since the prefolds seemed so big. The infant 4x6x4 are really nice for a small newborn and we really loved our kissaluvs 0
s. If you have any play money, I highly recommend them.. especailly for under the aristocrate. While wool is easy to care fore as long as poop doesn't get on it.. when you have a cover that has to be hand washed every time poop gets on it and then takes 2 full days to dry enough to use, you'll not feel like you get enough use from it if you have a breastfed baby. It's not that poop shoots out everywhere *LOL*.. gross.. it's just that it seems to get on the cover about half the time when using prefolds. Just a thought. There are lots of nice newborn fitteds out there.. so check around. Diaperbabies probably has really great ones. Also, I recommend you have a set of pins on hand. You might think pinning is just not going to happen, but it never hurts to have them on hand in case you get up the nerve to try one day. I LOVE pinning eventhough I didn't think i would.
A few other things I suggest
Get NICE wipes. I started out with baby washcloths from handme downs, gifts, and the thrift shop. They got the job done and some are still in service, but now I wish I'd just gotten really nice ones to begin with. It's a small thing that makes cloth diapering really feel like a luxury. many wahms sell these.. velour, sherpa, knit terr, flannel, etc etc.. Get 30-40 of them.. you won't regret it.
A wet bag .. you can get a really expensive one or a really cheap one.. it doesn't matter. The expensive ones are prettier, but both will get the job done. I didn't have one of these until my baby was much older and wish I'd have had one. Now, we not only ue ours for diapers, but for bibs, clothing, etc etc.. when out and about. Very useful.
Liners. Microfleece liners are a pesonal choice. I use to have a hang-up about putting sythetics against my baby's bum, but once I saw how well they kept rashes at bay (we had lots of rash problems).. I was sold. Just get a handful to try out.
Wool wash- you can get free samples if you go to eucalan.com
I want to say skip the AIO's at this stage, but I'm not going to because I think that it's important that you try a variety of items. A fuzzy bunz, happy hieny, or apron strings in a size small along with a hemp stuffer will very much be a great comodity when you need to fit your baby's cloth diapered bum into that outfit that aunt sally bought but must coth diapers won't allow your baby to wear. It's also simple and easy for on the go changes.. only one piece to worry about.
Okay, that sounds like a lot I kno, but you shoudl have fun with this and make it as luxurious as you can. www.naturalbabies.com
has a wonderful newborn package to try different things. It's like $50 and so awsome ..you get a kissaluv, a couple of covers, couple of prefolds, AIO, etc..
Prefolds are a great way to go, but I'd suggest more along the lines of 2 dozen and get a dozen of something else.. either fitteds, or pocket diapers or a combo of both just for fun.