Another vote for getting an assortment to try. They all have pros and cons so the ones you like best will depend on which pros are more important to you. I’ll give a quick break down of what I think are the pros and cons for the diapers we have in our diaper stash.
-Bumgenius all-in-ones (we got a few second hand ones)…pros: good quality, easy to put on the baby, and they never leak. They’re pretty trim fitting too. Cons: they take forever to dry, like 3 times the time it takes my other diapers to dry.
-Applecheeks (we have a bunch of these in size 1, also second hand)…pros: good quality, made in Canada, they fit the baby well and are very trim fitting and cute. Cons: If you’re buying them new, they will wind up being pricey because you have to buy a whole set of size 1s and then another whole set of size 2. I’d say it would be worth it if you know you’re having another kid(s) after this one because they are well made and can be used for multiple kids. The ones I’m using have been through 3 kids before mine and are in perfect shape.
-Motherease fitted diapers (we have 3 second hand ones)…pros: amazing quality, and they are hands down the BEST, and maybe the only diaper that work as an overnight diaper. We put our son in one every night with an extra insert tucked in and he goes 12 hrs with no leaks, and he’s a heavy wetter. Very worth having 3-4 in your stash. Cons: pricey, and a bit bulky for day. I think 3 is the perfect amount.
-Bummis one size all-in-2 diaper…pros: quality, made in Canada, cute and trim fitting. I have 2 of them and really like them. I pair them with a no-name pre-fold that I pad fold and set in the diaper cover. This is a great system if you want to cloth diaper cheaply. Just buy like 6 covers and maybe 24 prefolds and you’re good to go. Cons: None, I really like these diapers!
-No-name/cheap pocket diapers…pros: cheap and tend to come in a variety of cute designs. They usually have a microsuede inner that keeps the baby dry. You can stuff them with anything you want. Cons: very bulky, may not be the best quality. I’ve only been using mine for 4 months and they’re in great shape but we’ll see if they last for future kids.
That was a long post, but hopefully it helps! Again, this is just from my experience cloth diapering my son with the random types of diapers that wound up in my stash. I echo a previous poster that buying quality diapers used is the way to go! 🙂