the most similar to a disposable is the "all-in-one or AIO" style cloth diaper. try the bumgenius AIO that come in sizes (s, m, l). they are very simple to use.
wash the diapers at home.
I would recommend waiting until the baby is a few weeks old, and trying a few different kinds between you and your H before committing to purchasing an entire stash of cloth diapers. every child is different and some styles fit really well on some babies but not others.
they are addictive because they are so cute....so you may find yourself changing your mind LOL!
also like others have said, you don't have to use 100% one or the other. you could cloth diaper part-time (for example, only at home).