They will To big for a newborn. I used them when my lo hit 10 lbs, but got a better fit at 12 lbs.
they are bulky, but work fine for me.
I bought 10 brand new from eBay for about 65.00, after tax (cause I'm in Canada) it worked out to 7.20 each, including 2 mf inserts per diaper
I like the inserts compared to others, they are fairly thin yet absorbent.
I can't compare to other diapers though. I don't have a lot of experience with other types.