I'm due in August too :)
My favorite diapers are Thirsties Duo diapers. They're a little spendy, but when you factor in that they are 2 sizes in 1 then you're getting a really good deal ($10.50 for a diaper is excellent!). I really like fitted diapers with covers for nighttime, they're just easy to bulk up and make work.
I don't recommend Kissaluvs... just FYI lol. A lot of moms use prefolds, but meh... I'm really REALLY not a fan lol.
For washing I do 1-2 loads a week (every 3 or 4 days). I use Thirsties detergent and pre-wash, with 4 extra rinses (my daughter has rash problems if I don't rinse enough).
Surprises... well, I was surprised at how easy cloth is to travel with for short trips. I was also surprised at how easy washing them is. For newborn breastmilk poop you don't even have to do anything, you just wash them :)
at 1:44 PM on Apr. 15, 2010