I'm a newbie to cloth (peanut is still growing at the mo), but from all the stuff I've found out - I'd recommend terries. Some people love prefolds, some people hate them, but from what I've heard - they aren't terribly great at containing newborn poo. I found a site which has bags of advice on terries, from folding to washing:http://www.terrynappies.co.uk/category/ ... w-How.html
Another bonus is that they don't have to cost a fortune! Ask around for what brands people recommend, Little Ewe and Bright bots/White bots usually get good reviews. Another place to check out for good advice is:http://thenappylady.co.uk/
check her out on youtube to see the different folds.
I have a varied stash (which is rapidly growing
) with lots of different types of nappies, AIO, SIO, pocket and flat nappies and wraps. I figured it's best to try out a few and see which ones suit peanut best, when she arrives! I hope I've been of some help. Good luck!