Before Benjamin was born, I received what became my favorite burp cloths - they were handmade, with a layer of flannel and a layer of terry cloth. The perfect combination of soft and absorbent and I reached for them first over all the others I had. I kept using them with Joanna and Ezra, but Ezra latched on to them, too, and they became his comfort item. No finger or thumb sucking for him - he has his "rag". He's not about to give them up, so I knew I would have to make new ones for this baby.
Fortunately, I've already been making my own version of these burp cloths for a while now, both to give as gifts and to sell, so it was easy for me to whip up my own stash. I always prefer to use what I have rather than buy new, so I ended up with a combination of boy, girl, and neutral fabrics, and I'll just use all of them no matter what we have. It really doesn't matter anyway, especially since the original ones were pink - and Ezra carries those ones around everywhere! As a side note - I have made him some "boy" ones, but he'll only use those in an emergency - he prefers the pink ones!
I ended up with a stash of ten burp cloths, which should be plenty! For now they're tucked in a basket on my night stand - perfect for grabbing in the middle of the night! =)