Quoting Caitlyn Dunaway:" Im sorry im just doing some research on this to see if i want to switch to cloth. Does this mean you ... [snip!] ... how do you not run out of diapers? This cloth diaper thing sounds intresting but its kinda confusing me at the same time."
Having a poop diaper shouldn't mess up the cycle. I still change his diaper just as often if it's a poop diaper or a pee diaper. If you have a full set of diapers (25-30), then you can wash every other day for a newborn and every 3-4 days (maybe even 5) for an older baby.
All these wash routines sound so complicated. I'm really lucky that in Austria we can use our regular detergent on our diapers and we have an extra long, extra hot setting (almost 3 hours) that we just run one cycle on and it gets them clean, they don't stink and we've never had to strip in the 12m+ that we've been diapering.
I'm in the states for a couple months, which is why I looked up this thread. Right now, I'm doing
pre-rinse (or wash) cold, no soap
extra long, hot wash with hot rinse, soap
I guess I could add another rinse after that, but so far that's what I've been doing.
This makes me even more impressed at the Austrian washing machines. lol