Wow this forum seems like a fountain of knowledge, what a great resource! (I have just been browsing...
I hav an 8 yr old and another baby on the way (due april). I wanted to use cloth from the start with my son but it was hard to find out about it back then & there wasn't much available in the shops, and I didn't have internet so missed out a bit! All I could find were bambino mio which seemed a bit overpriced to me at the time, and terry squares, safety pins & those awful plastic pants from mothercare, the elastic of which really dug into baby's legs & tummy plus he made a crackling noise whenever he was picked up!!
I was also told to soak, rinse & boil wash the terries which was a pain, and using the safety pins was terrifying. So I abandoned cloth for a while, though did discover totsbots when he was a bit older which were a revelation!
How things have moved on now though! I'm spoilt for choice, or would be if I weren't on such a tight budget! I bought some little lambs when they were selling nappies with their old logo off cheap, I don't know if these are good or not but they were such a fantastic bargain, less than £2 per nappy. Also got some totsbots half price in the Jan sale at mothercare. Have also been looking on ebay for wraps but keep missing all the bargains!
Anyway look forward to chatting on here