rushing to one's aid with a bottle of Dettol (anit-septic/disinfectant). or rather, Morrisons' own brand Dettol-a-like (it's got a mellower pong to it, though it's not as strong a disinfectant as Dettol). i always do an extra rinse of my clothes in dettol and suchlike to deter bacteria and it works for trad diapers, too. oh, and don't use 'softener' or 'conditioner'.....they coat material in a water-repellent thingymajig.cloth diapers smell when used... and need to be washed immediately or the smell with get tons worse. Disposables... roll it up... toss it in the bin... and get another....
...Cloth diapers do not have any kind of anti-rash threatment in them like the higher grade disposables do. Cloth ones will soak up moisture... but they do not lock it away from the skin... so you end up getting irritated a lot sooner. I have never been one to get bad rashes... but spending the night in a wet cloth diaper will give me one.
also, for speeding away fluid and keeping it away from the skin, use a polyesterish flock liner (similar to the inner lining of coats or some air-filters for air-conditioning) as i was doing long before Pampers figured it out (in their older style diapers).
and, of course, you'll have a next-to-the-skin liner for comfort, i presume?
wear less clothing over themFinally... cloth diapers are very hot. I typically end up soaking them with sweat before I pee in them enough to dictate a change. It's not very comfortable.