I have spent an inordinate amount of time researching the matter of cloth diapering. I think I am finally at a place where I am committed to the type and brand of cloth diapers that I want to purchase. There must be a million different configurations that a person can buy but I settled on unbleached indian prefolds with wonder wraps covers. I'm going to use snappis to fasten the prefolds and I will get some 6 layer doublers for overnight use. We will still use G diapers for going out but I declare that this is the last week of disposable 7th generation diapers in this house.
Here's what you need to get started:
4 to 6 wraps
24 to 36 prefolds (indian or chinese)
4 to 6 doublers
snappis or diaper pins
Montana's Diaper store and Diaper Swappers are excellent resources to check out if you want to do cloth diapering.