hi all thanks for all your responses!

mundy i hope everything goes well the arrival of your new little one in the next few days!

I ended up buying 30 chinese cotton prefolds some from booroi and some from swaddlebees plus two covers from bummis.

From what i have read the chinese cotton is generally absorbant enough to get you through the first couple of months when bubs needs lots of changing anyway.. so .. i would have loved some bamboo prefolds but im going to try my best to hold off on the spending and put it into MCN's later on

I do have to say they are no where near as lush as my MCN's... Im can def sense a potential addiction arising...