Welcome to the Tree! I'm sure you'll love it here! And congratulations on your new baby.
I have a few BGs in my stash and I find them great workhorse nappies. They are quite a bit bigger than the V3 though and, as my DD2 was quite slow to gain weight, didn't fit her well until she was around 3 months. But they're great now! So you could buy a couple and see how you get on with them.
The best advice someone gave me when starting out in reusables is to try out several makes/types before you commit to buying anything in large numbers. You might be surprised by what you love/works for you! If you don't mind preloved (used
), check out the Classifieds . There are lots of bargains to be had there. Or if you'd prefer new, Fill your Pants do a 'Try Cloth for £10' promotion which I've heard good things about: http://www.fill-your-pants.com/cloth-na ... trial.html
One of the great things about cloth nappies is that they have a resale value so even if you buy something that doesn't suit you, you can make some of your money back by selling it on.