just found this section of the boards and thought i'd introduce myself. i'm expecting my first baby soon - due date is january 16. we are planning to cloth diaper and i've just been getting more serious lately about checking out all the different options. i'm kind of leaning towards the one-sized pockets. but i understand that these are often a bit too big for newborns. i'm looking most closely at bum genius, and i think they start at 7 lbs, but i know that babies come in different sizes and shapes, even at the same weight. i have some newborn pampers swaddlers on hand to help us get through the first few weeks, but i just hate the idea of so many disposables going into the landfills. i have a few friends who have used CDs and i'm considering checking to see if anyone has some newborn sizes to get us through so we don't have to buy newborns and one-sized. i think most people i know used disposables until their babies fit into the regular sizes, but i'm hoping to find something!
one question i have is about detergent. i use tide free & gentle in an older high efficiency washer. is this OK, or do i need detergent specifically formulated for cloth diapers?
any and all advice is welcome, as i'm just starting to figure all of this stuff out! thanks!