Everybody always asks about the poo!!
With babies who have not started solids, you just put the diaper in the washer. With toddlers/babies on solids, I use the Imse Vimse rice-paper liner insert thingies that go between baby's bottom and the diaper. When they poo, you just pull the paper off and flush it! Simple!
My wash usually goes like this:
Cold soak/wash/rinse/spin cycle (no detergent). Add detergent (only 1/2 recommended amount of Nellies Laundry Soda for a large load. Less if smaller load) HOT wash/cold rinse/spin. Dry on low.
Basically my first cycle rinses the poo/stuff out of the diapers and washer. Then the second cycle does the cleaning. I have never had a problem with poo!!
We use FB's exclusively on DD (4 mo old) and for night diapering with DS#2 (2.5 yrs old). During the day, DS#2 uses Bumkins which we love for him, but don't fit DD quite right.
Basically, the best advice I got was to try the trial packs that cloth diaper stores offer or only purchase one/two of each kind/type at a time so you can try them out and see which ones you like. Of course, when you have a new baby, it's pretty difficult to do. IME, the easiest to get accustomed to and use have been the FB's.
The more research/reading you do the more you'll get to know the different brands and what will work for you as well as little tips! For example, Happy Hieny prints are well-known for leaking through and are best for day use, but the solids have a pretty good reputation. If your FB's begin to leak, dry them on hot to reseal the waterproofing (FYI, I've never had to do this.). If you put lemon juice on your dipes and put them in the sun it will bleach your stains out. You can strip your dipes in the dishwasher if they begin to repel. Allen's Naturally and Charlie's detergent are supposed to be the best for cloth diapering, but some kids have reactions to Charlie's. If your child is a heavy wetter, they may need different inserts.
I suggest joining diaperswappers.com as well...GREAT info and GREAT used dipes for good prices as well if you're on a budget! (Just treat the transaction as if you were on Ebay and make sure you see pictures and get all the info, etc!)
HTH! Good luck! I love my CD's!