The choice to cloth diaper means overcoming a bunch of obstacles: the initial diaper investment, the disparaging comments from friends and family, and probably the most daunting of all: the laundry.
To me, the cloth diaper laundry is NBD. My routine is simple: cold water rinse cycle, add detergent, warm/cold cycle, and then dry on the line. I never have stains, and the diapers always smell gorgeous, but that's because I cheat. I use my secret weapon: Crunchy Clean.
"graham crackers, vanilla frosting, creamy caramel, and juicy raisins" but I totally think it is yummy 'Nilla Wafers). I often read about moms dealing with cloth diapers that smell like ammonia, but I never have that problem. Crunchy Clean costs a touch more than some of the detergents I've tried, but it works and the others didn't, so the price isn't even a consideration.
Crunchy Clean is probably the best piece of advice I can give to a mom new to cloth diapering. You're welcome in advance. If you need me, I'll be rolling around in a pile of clean diapers. Mmm...'Nilla Wafers.