Hiya, I have a 5 yr old daughter and always used disposables
I know! My friend introduced me to cloth when I had my 2nd daughter and I've never looked back ! She's now 9months and we've never had any issues. We use itti bitti dish nappies ( all bought 2nd hand from here I might add) they arnt pockets but more like pads that popper in that you can remove.
The best things I've learnt is only use a table spoon of powder when washing them otherwise they go crunchy, to put a maternity pad with some tea tree oil on and stick it to the lid of our dirties bin( stops them smelling yuk) and to go full time we needed 15-16 nappies, washing every other day. We don't have a tumble dryer but a whole load will dry in a day on the line or in front of our storage heaters.
Hope that helps, try a few different brands (if you can afford to) and if they don't work for you sell the spare ones on here !
Hope that helps and good on you for trying it again