All of my cloth diapers have poop stains in them, but they feel and smell clean when I take them out of the wash. I have an front load HE machine and I was worried about not getting the diapers clean as I've read other people have that problem with HE machines. First I run a rinse only cycle with cold water, then do the heavy duty wash cycle on hot and set the soil level on high. It automatically does an extra wash and rinse. What type of detergent are you using? Are you using any fabric softeners or dryer sheets? Have you tried adding vinegar to the rinse cycle? (I put it in the fabric softener dispenser in my machine but you can use one of those Downy balls too.) I've only ever dealt with breast milk poops and the more solid poops from eating food so I'm not sure if formula poops leave a residue (although I'd think at this point the formula would be out of his system.) We had a diaper sprayer like this http://www.amazon.com/bumGenius-890077002003-Diaper-Sprayer/dp/B000ZKHVMU with DD1 for when she started eating solid foods. We just sprayed off the poop in the toilet then tossed the diaper in the (dry) pail. I didn't like the idea of a wet pail.
I picked up a swing today off Craigslist and she's finally sleeping for more than 10 minutes without me holding her! I generally dislike all the "stuff" they make so you don't have to hold your baby but I need to get some important things done for once and I've felt like I've been held hostage on the couch the last few days. She's been so cranky and fussy she'll only sleep for about 10-20 minutes unless I'm holding her or she's constantly wanting to nurse. It seems like she's really gassy which is probably why she's so fussy, especially in the evenings. I need to figure out what I'm eating that could causing it. Does an excess amount of sugar in mom's diet contribute to gassiness in baby? We still have so much Christmas junk food around here and I keep snagging something every time I walk through the kitchen. I've hardly had time for a real meal it seems like I'm mainly living off cookies and candy right now.