Re: Inexpensive, but absorbant prefolds
It's still the indian cotton prefolds that are absorbent and cheapest. A set of 6 are $28 plus shipping at places like Kelly's Closet and Diaper Junction. They don't last all night for my daughter but a good 3 hours during the day. I also like the SBish bamboo terry prefolds which are slightly more absorbent but they're starting to get a little crunchy after a few months of use. Plus, they're really expensive.
-Katie, aka Mama Pea to 4 year old boy/girl twins and a 1 year old baby girl
I'm owner and operator of 3 Sweet Peas, cloth diaper WAHM shop on Etsy. Hand dyed bamboo fitted diapers and wool interlock covers, and more.