I have been thinking a lot over the last few weeks about how to cloth diaper a newborn. I really didn't start cloth diapers with Ethan until he was about 8 lbs, which was about one month old (he was a slow gainer even though he ate all the time plus I was supplementing with formula!). However, I would like to cloth diaper from the start. I am also planning a large family so I think that the cost of building up a newborn stash would be worth it. Anymore, I hate the thought of spending just one more penny for a sposie even if it's for when we travel.
I have a few prefolds and covers, but I don't have enough to diaper a newborn. Also with my experience with using prefolds I never could use the cover more than once because it always had poo on it. Sorry, I'm not the wipe off and re-use kind of girl ;-) Husband is not too trilled with prefolds and covers, but I think it's the most economical way to cloth diaper a newborn. I also think it helps keep their new bottoms rash free.
So who has cloth diapered a new born? Should I go with more prefolds and covers to finish out my stash? What brand of prefolds and covers do you like?