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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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  • Hm. we seem to be doing fine without a sprayer… the prewash gets rid of any lingering solids, and I can’t say that any lingering messes really smell, even in our open-top diaper pail… the idea of rinsing the potty is a good one, but our toddler potty is downstairs, and the poopy diaper flushing potty is upstairs so the logistics might not work for us…

    jill i on
  • I’m due in a few weeks but I already ordered mine. I can’t wait to use it. I plan on keeping the diaper pail right in the bathroom so I’ll just spray off, wring out, and throw them in. I doubt my husband would have been so convinced to cloth diaper if I hadn’t told him about this. I’m just afraid of it leaking which seems to be the common problem. Guess I’ll find out soon enough!

    Samantha R on
  • We just installed a diaper sprayer last week and LOVE it! I don’t know why we didn’t do it sooner! It helps so much with those stickier then ever poops!

    Felicia R on
  • We don’t have one and honestly I am not sure for us it is worth the money. To me it really isn’t that big of a deal not having one

    Beth R on
  • The thing I wonder about is water usage. Does it use a lot of water or only a little? Certainly it would use less water than flushing a few times, but I could just do it the old-fashioned (cheap) way. I’m not very squeamish but I would love the convenience/time saver.

    So I’m wondering, is it worth the extra water?

    Krista on

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