Cloth diapers?

I was thinking about buying some but I know nothing about cloth diapers. Can I put them in the dryer? use regular soap? What brand is the best? can lo have an allergy reaction?

    We tried them and they were not working well for us. Our kids were getting horrible diaper rash, there was a strong ammonia smell every time we changed them and we were afraid they might get an infection, they were a pain to clean and they soaked through them a lot overnight. I know people who have tried them and swear by them but I didn't have a good experience with them so we went back to disposables.
    Thanks, I guess I will not try them. Lo has very bad diaper rash once in a while I think Cloth diapers will just make it worst.