I am pg with dc3 and have used disposables with other two dc. We are thinking of trying some sort of reuseable with this one but we are baffled by all the different types etc. (thick emotion) please help me x
look for local cloth nappy trial kits, and financial incentive schemes here.
You really do need advice tailored to your own needs - what sort of water hardness you have, your budget and drying facilities etc. You can get that sort of advice the nappy lady (you fill in a questionnaire and she gets back to you) or from Nappyzone and Flame (Bumfluff) on MN
I'd suggest finding a local nappy agent. Look on www.nappyfinder.co.uk and enter your postcode. Nappy agents are useful as they will show you different types of nappies and discuss your needs/circumstances. I found that very useful, as I also got quite overwhelmed by the different types and didn't know which would be best for me!
The best thing we did was trial different types over the first few weeks. I hadn't been organised enough to plan that but I just couldn't decide what I preferred before DS was born! We used mainly disposables during the first 8-10 weeks while we trialled reusables (terry, totbots, motherease, bumgenius) and in the end plumped for Bumgenius. It also became much easier after the first 2 months because feeding etc, calmed down and I got into a better routine around laundry etc.
I spoke with a lollipop (teamlollipop.co.uk) advisor who was great, and there was no pressure to buy. She was able to explain all the different types and give advice. I got to see the nappies before I had to pick my trial ones.
I got a selection from the local council, and a more random selection from Freecycle! We use them all. IMO you can get too caught up in researching which sort is going to be best for you. The sort that's clean and within reach while changing the wriggler is the answer!