WIth both of my babies i used cloth from birth. I started with the terry squares when they were little then moved over to medium itti bittis then to medium baby beehinds.
I have since discovered a very crazy addictive world of cloth where you dont really save alot of money because they are so so cute - This however is not to say you wont save money - but that i didnt.
But when you take into consideration the re-sale value of the nappies and the fact they hold value really well - you still have a chance to recopup some losses even if you do end up buying some of the $60 cuties!!
I used cloth for 2. I had about 30 nappies and washed every second day. This worked well for me
I would suggest a mix of different kinds. I loved fitted and sized nappies.
You can save even more money by using OSFM nappies that fit from newborn to toilet training. This is a great way to buy quality and only need to buy once
Hope you found the forum on cloth and are having fun with all the other cloth mamas! x