we have 36 of the prefolds and 9 of the wraps. i think if money were no object, i'd purchase a couple more of the wraps because sometimes he goes thru them quickly. they also make these wraps with snaps. they are not as adjustable in size but i have some friends who just had a baby too and they got some snaps and prefer them over the velcro. they will most likely last longer. i think i might purchase some of them in the next size up.
basically, this is a perfect 3 day supply for a new baby (if i wash on sunday, i will wash again on wednesday). this is how it works - you trifold a prefold inside the wrap and velcro the wrap closed just likea regular diaper. usually you can just swap out the prefold for a clean one when you change him but occasionally when he has a B.M., some gets out on the cover and it has to be replaced as well.
from my 7 weeks of experience thus far, i think we've only had 2 leaks, just pee, in the mornings when he hadn't had his diaper changed all night. and i'm going to start using some fleece liners (that we just received as a gift from dave's boss!) at night to help with that. i have been extremely happy with these diapers. the whisper wraps hold the stuff in very well. i venture to say that they work even better than disposable diapers on the market. we used disposables on him labor day weekend while in ohio and had a couple accidents, and i've seen the performance of disposables on countless other children that i've cared for in the past.
dave & i primarily chose cloth diapers because of the cost savings (since i want to continue being a stay at home mom) but the fact that they outperform disposables is just an added bonus. there are also other reasons to choose them (environmental and health related). see here. ...you know, it wasn't really our intention to start becoming "hippies" but it certainly seems like we are these days....cloth diapers, making our own laundry soap, deodorant and bath soap, etc, etc.
that was a link to our supplier's website...toasty baby is spectacular...they performed an in-home demonstration for us back in the spring and that helped us to decide what types and how many diapers to purchase. and we also set up a gift registry with them and thankfully received almost all our diapers from family and friends. and now we've already purchased some of the next size up in cloth diapers from a cousin of a friend because we love them so much.
i prefer to travel with disposables because then we don't have to lug around a huge bag of dirty diapers all week but it's not impossible. in fact, there will probably be many times we will travel with them. we just happened to have some disposables that were gifted to us to use during labor day weekend.