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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 have no actual experience just yet, but just the thought of dunking makes me queasy! We’ll definitely be getting a sprayer, particularly for the harder diapers. I don’t think I could get my husband on board without it!

    {be merry} kate on
  • We use a diaper sprayer – I believe the Bum Genius brand. It has been great having one, for moments like the one you described! We keep her diaper pail in her room and I usually ring out the diaper in the toilet before running it back to her room – I know gross but I’m going to wash my hands anyway. Haven’t had any problems with dripping diaper on the floor yet. Although, the diaper sprayer does sometimes drip water onto the floor from the connection. It’s kinda a cheap construction so it doesn’t surprise me, but other then that it seems to be holding up. All in all, couldn’t live without it!

    Danielle Zimmerman on
  • We’ve not yet begun the solid-food-poop fun, so I’m watching this thread to see if a sprayer is in our future…

    Lisa on
  • Still debating…still only ebf no issues…the gross factor may come and give me the need

    Jenn on
  • I haven’t decided if I’m going to use one yet… Thanks for all the comments!

    RW on

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