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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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  • We are expecting our first baby this summer and plan on using cloth diapers. We have heard from multiple sources that it can make or break cloth diapering in some cases. We plan to use one but are still looking.

    Emily Geiger on
  • I suspect my husband will really want a sprayer once our kid starts on solids.

    Jenny on
  • I am about to have #3 and have really thought about getting one but I have gone this long without one… But a major DUH moment! I have a laundry tub in the laundry room with a sprayer. So the other day I got a bucket to capture the water and solids, and sprayed a super yucko diap, then dumped the water ect into the toliet, sprayed the diaper with bac out and done. Why hadn’t I thought of this before!!

    Sarah on
  • we just got one. the “what to do with the wet diaper” thing didn’t hit me until i sprayed my first diaper. ugh. but we use g diapers, so i just set the wet insert into the snap-in liner and move it to the laundry bag that way. we keep our bag next to the toilet, which cuts down on travel, too. but i do love our flo diaper sprayer!

    Christina F. on
  • I have loved our diaper sprayer. I have a nearly three-year-old and a nearly one-year-old and the one-year-old’s poop is more solid than the three-year-old’s. Which means that I’ve been changing toxic mushy poop for a long time. This is not a case of using a little toilet paper to get it off the diaper. So my diaper sprayer has been really helpful. I keep our diaper pail and a pair of rubber gloves in the bathroom and I wear the rubber gloves while I spray. The diaper sprayer comes with quite a kick, by the way. Once I’m satisfied that there’s enough poop off of the diaper I can squeeze the extra water off while I’m wearing the gloves. I pull the diaper pail over a couple of feet so that I don’t even have to worry about drips on the floor.

    A friend gave me the diaper sprayer after she decided she didn’t want to do cloth anymore. Before that I was swishing and using the force from the toilet water coming in to get the poop off. That worked fine, but it was a pain to have to wait a while for the tank to fill up after the toilet had flushed if there was still more poop to get off.

    Installation is not too difficult. The most important thing is to turn off the water before unhooking things. The water going into the toilet is very forceful and it would be a huge mess if you forgot.

    Marcelaine on

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