Pampers number 1 newborn nappies; they have a yellow strip which turns blue when the nappy is wet and it means you can easily check when your baby needs changing; my little one (5 weeks old) is dry and comfortable as a result and we've had no nappy rashes so far
To be honest different nappies do fit differently so I'd get a couple of small packs of different brands and try them out. Pampers sizing is about half a size smaller to other nappies, imo they also feel softer around the waistband but it's personal preference
I'd definitely get some 50cm 100% bamboo terries. They are awesome for the first 6 months. There's nothing to come close. Or if you're bothered by folds, there's the Little Q-Dos nappy which works as we'll as a terry without the origami. Here's a video of putting a terry square on a newborn www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z06Ip4VAf0
I like aldi. The newborn number 1 size has a cut out for the umbilical stump and has the colour changing line. We tried pampers as got loads of free samples but had leaks with my DD. Plus they are so cheap!
Cloth nappies have changed and improved tremendously, but disposable nappies now contain more chemicals than ever, and recent research has shown that the temperature inside a cloth nappy is considerably cooler than in a disposable.