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Do You Use a Cloth Diaper Sprayer?

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So there I was changing the stinkiest, stickiest (yes, stickiest) post-chili poopy diaper ever. Cooper, as usual was attempting the alligator death roll. I somehow managed to fold the diaper quickly enough so that he didn't get an ankle or worse, a whole leg covered. I wiped him clean and then put his diaper on while he stood up. I never thought I'd be so good at putting a Duo Fab Fitted and cover on a standing baby. But I've had to adapt. But of course, as is the case with cloth diapers, I still had one more task to do...I had to get the poo off of the diaper and into the toilet. This was no "log" and the old "flick, roll, plop," routine was not going to work. This was going to involve some "peeling, plucking and wiping." While I was dumping the diaper, I suddenly thought of diaper sprayers and how handy one would have come in right then. In case you've never heard of them, diaper sprayers are little hoses with high-power spray nozzles that attach to your toilet pump. They pump clean water from your pipes, through the hose and can be used to spray the solid waste off of cloth diapers and into the toilet--the same job I do with a piece of toilet paper. Apparently, they are quite easy to install and work really well. But then, I wonder, how do you carry the dripping diaper back to your diaper pail? Do the wet diapers smell more or less than dry? These are things I don't know the answers to because I don't have a diaper sprayer. Cooper is my third and final baby and he's already 15 months old. We will not be investing in a diaper sprayer at this point, though I really like the idea and by some of the reviews I've read, some parents swear by them. If you use a diaper sprayer, tell us about it. Was it easy to install? What do you do with the wet diapers--do you leave your diaper pail in the bathroom? Would you recommend a sprayer to your friends considering cloth-diapering their babies?
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  • I am also debating on getting a diaper sprayer. You can find them pretty cheap on Ebay.

    Dina on
  • We’ve sprayed from the beginning, even just breastmilk poop. We used a communal apartment laundry room, and wanted to be able to reassure people that we had already washed the poop off the diapers. Also, sometimes when we didn’t spray a wipe or anything like that, we waited too long to wash and then the dried poop stayed on through the wash stuck to the diaper or wipe—gross! The unsprayed dipes were also much more likely to stain. Overall using the sprayer for poop let us wait longer between washes and made me feel better as just another step toward making the diapers clean.

    ZS on
  • I don’t have a sprayer, but I would love to have one. Someday…

    Keri on
  • Such a BRILLiant idea… there is so much to learn about cloth dipering.. thank you soo much!

    Jeanna Pelton on
  • I would not still be CDing if I did not have my diaper sprayer. The first time I had to use it, I was way more than grossed out and I can’t imagine dunking. I’m a wimp when it comes to poopy diapers! :) I would wholeheartedly recommend one. I have never noticed more of a stink after spraying the diapers. I also now have my diaper pail in my bathroom along with the changing table. It makes things quite easy!

    Melanie on

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