Ok, you asked for it-my abbreviated not-cheap diaper recommendations!
Pocket diapers are great. Bumgenius is an example; hyenacart and etsy both have lots and lots of WAHM varieties. You don't have to worry about a cover, they snap shut, the sizes are adjustable from small baby to toddler, and they dry faster than all-in-ones. If you sew, you can make some fitteds yourself. They're so fun to make!
Two in ones, like grobaby, are also great. You don't have to change the outer layer unless it gets soiled, so a good option for traveling.
Drybees are a good nighttime choice. We tried to use wool covers for nighttime, but he's a heavy wetter so it didn't work well.
If I could afford them, we'd do fitteds or prefolds with wool covers. I've knitted a few soakers, but it takes so much time for the number we need! Wool interlock covers are the cadillac of covers, and a great choice if you want a 100% natural system, since the all in ones and pockets use PUL.
:woot: for cloth diapers! We only used one or two packages of sposies in the beginning, and we won't use any at all for the next babies. Good luck and congratulations!