I loved Bimbles on Louis too and diddy diapers. I also had lots of others 'to try' so just one of each variety. None were massively absorbent but I found I was changing so often anyway. We also got a huge set of Kissaluvs at a really good price pre-loved that were very soft and cute, the were Mr CMs fave when Louis was a NB (I think it may have been the poppers and not needing to use the Nippa
). If I have another I'll be getting a mix of pre-folds (that I'll 'pretty' up with material), some bamboo flats and then a few of each of a variety of little nappies. I loved having a good variety in the NB age as I used that to understand what best suited his shape so that by the time I went up to the next size I knew what worked and went from there with a more streamlined but really good working set of nappies
In terms of size 1 nappies I used Tots Bots Bamboozles size 1 from quite early on and really liked them and I think I got my Baby Beehinds which I initially used at night from around 3 months. Both of those were still used at 3.5 years as night nappies!