Monday, February 9, 2009

My Love-Hate Relationship with my Diaper Sprayer

Ok, so I'll admit that I didn't love my Diaper Sprayer. There, I said it. I do love my cloth diapers, but just didn't think the sprayer was necessary. Plus it added an extra step. I couldnt just toss the diaper into the pail. Instead, I had to put it on the side, finish the diaper change, and get Dovy settled in a safe environment (which is getting harder and harder now that he's crawling...). And then take the diaper and pail to the bathroom, spray the diaper and get it into the pail before it drips on the floor. Plus the water sprayed in places besides just on the diaper. So I'll admit, I was a little skeptical about my diaper sprayer.

But then I went out and Dovy pooped. And I didn't have my diaper sprayer. So I tried using toilet paper and scraping the poop into the toilet. It's just not that easy anymore. First of all he likes carrots. A lot. So without being too graphic, his poop was a nice carrot shade. Plus you know how things come out when things arent always chewed up so well. And if you only have 2 teeth, things just dont get chewed up so well. So you get the idea of what his big poop looked like. (Sorry, hope you didnt get sick.)

So the point is that I started appreciating the sprayer. I don't have to manually remove poop! The sprayer does it for me - and a lot more effectively.

Plus, I heard a good tip. Someone told me she hooked her sprayer up in her laundry room so she took the whole diaper pail to the washer, sprayed the diapers that needed it, and then dumped it straight into the washing machine. Brilliant! Except our laundry room is dark and spooky. So I try not to spend too much time down there..

The moral of the story is "If at first you hate the sprayer, try try again."


  1. Are you only using it for the diapers? Tsk you now know the best way to clean cloth diapers is to pre-rinse them off in the toilet using a Bathroom Bidet Sprayer. So convenient and if you are trying to help the environment (and your pocket book) you can give it a double whammy by virtually eliminating toilet paper use at the same time! Available at they come in an inexpensive kit and can be installed without a plumber. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain.

  2. How would you warm the water? It's awful cold!