Cloth diapers have changed a lot over the years. Prefolds with safety pins and a plastic diaper cover are definitely not the standard option anymore!
I purchased my first stash of cloth diapers when I was expecting Lucas. I was a bit overwhelmed by all the options, especially because I didn't know anyone using cloth diapers so I couldn't hear the pros and cons of the different options first-hand. After reading a few reviews I settled on Mother-Ease (ME) One-Size cloth diapers with the Air Flow covers. Later, I threw in a few of their small Sandy's diapers since the one-size dipes are a bit big for the first few months. ME diapers were touted as virtually leak-proof, reasonably priced, and they hold up well for using with multiple children in a row. They may not be the cutest or most stylish diapers on the market, but they served us very well for several years! In fact, since Lucas and Destany were just 21 months apart, they were both in diapers at the same time for quite a while. I loved that I could literally grab any diaper in the changing table and put it on either child. Only the covers were different sizes, but I marked them well and they were easy to grab also.
Keandre is using our old ME diapers for naptime and overnight now, and I have to admit that although they're getting a little worn out, I feel a bit sentimental about these dipes. My sister and both sisters-in-law here in AZ are cloth converts now also, so I'm looking into fun new options for this next baby, but I'm having a hard time thinking about getting rid of our tried-and-true ME diapers, at least for Keandre. Poofy bums are in, right?
If you're interested, here is one Mama's story about converting to cloth diapers. There are lots of other fun stories on that site, too, so if you're a CD mama, or are interested in becoming one, check it out!