Summer baby in cloth diaper + cheapo Gerber cotton t-shirt = my most favorite baby outfit ever.
(I'm going to try to be frank but delicate here.) My biggest fear concerning cloth diapering was solid foods. Even the worst an exclusively breastfed baby can dish out is pretty harmless. Now we are on the other side and really, it's no big deal. I know they make special sprayers that attach to the toilet for a prewash but I think the jet stream on a hose in a discreet corner of the the backyard is easier and cheaper.
Here's my stash at one year:
3 Bum Genius 4.0s with hemp inserts and a few inserts recycled from outgrown prefolds. Honestly, if everything is clean and available, I reach for the 4.0s first. They feel dry longer so they work when frequent changing is more challenging. These are great for Mass. I like the recycled inserts more than the hemp. The hemp holds a lot of moisture and consequently takes forever to dry even in the dryer.
2 Bum Genius Elementals - They are OK. They take a good bit of time to dry as well and feel just as wet as a prefold so I don't really see any advantage in using them over a prefold.
2 Thirsties covers - Great covers. No complaints. Prefold + cover is still my favorite everyday diapering combination.
Snappis- My first set is holding up well.
Handknit Wool Soaker - This is my favorite cover over a prefold. Wool is magical and keeps her so much drier to touch.
A note that my husband pretty much refuses to use the cloth diapers and he is in charge of the bedtime routine so he uses Pampers for overnight and I'm 100% OK with it. I don't even care. The cost is minimal for overnight/emergency disposables. Furthermore, because I can wash the whole lot every night I can keep my stash relatively small.