I loathe microfibre
, never really found it lived up to the absorbency claims! I liked cotton Tots and Little Lambs when my kids were in size 1s, but got hooked on far fancier nappies when my second moved into size 2s
. I'm not sure what I'd do if I were doing it all again now... I second Muttaqins though for a quick-drying and *very* cute option; with the coloured cotton velour inners they're also fairly stain-resistant, and there are regularly buy 2 get 1 free and/or free shipping offers on if you buy direct (www.muttaqinbaby.com
As for drying, even a quick spin in a not-so-hot tumble dryer will help the nappies to dry faster and stay softer. I usually hang mine up for a couple of hours, then tumble them on low for about 20 minutes (more because my dryer never gets very hot than out of choice
), then line-dry them until they're ready to go again.