Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 4/30/12 – Diaper Sprayers

by Maria Moser on April 30, 2012

in Cloth Diapering,Diaper Sprayers,How To/Demo

Cloth Diaper Advice

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Elsie says::

Hi there!
I’ve got a question for you…. I’ve been cloth diapering for 3 years now. My son does not want to give up his diapers any time soon apparently and we have another one on the way, so I’ve got to figure this out! haha We’ve had a diaper sprayer for a long time and I LOVE it. We recently moved and my husband informed me that there is “no way” the diaper sprayer will connect to the the toilet in the new house. I now avoid using my cloth diapers if I think my son is going to poop in it because the poop seriously does not come off by just swishing in the toilet. I am LOST without my diaper sprayer. Is there another option out there? Something with an alternative connection or something that connects to a faucet? Right now I’m looking into flushable liners because I figure that’s better than just not using the diaper. Thanks!

Hi Elsie, congratulations on the baby! My son is almost 3 and I’ve never used a sprayer. I just scrape off what I can and the rest goes in the washer, but I know lots of Mamas love their sprayers!

If the issue is a rigid supply line, you can replace those with flexible supply lines (the Diaper Sprayer brand comes with it’s own, as does the Potty Pail’s sprayer.)

If you want to avoid the toilet’s plumbing entirely, the mini shower can connect to your sink and comes with it’s own hose so you can reach the toilet to spray diapers. Alternately, you can buy a sprayer like this one (designed for doggie baths) that connects to your shower head, then spray into a 5-gallon bucket (or potty pail bucket.)

There’s also a new product called a cloth diaper butler that is designed to allow you to soak the diaper in the toilet, then it holds the diaper while you spray it. Even without a sprayer, soaking in the toilet would help loosen solids, so they would be more easily removed once you swished & flushed. I would love to hear back from you once you find something that works!

How do you handle poopy diapers?

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1 Sarah Jane April 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

We don’t have a diaper sprayer hooked up either. This is what I do: Take the detachable hand held shower head, turn it on, put a bucket in the bathtub and spray off the poop into the bucket, and flush the water and poop down the toilet.

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2 C Hulsey May 1, 2012 at 2:08 am

This is exactly what I do.

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3 Heather Ratliff April 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I love GroVia flushable liners because I can use them anywhere. I’m not tied to a toilet to use the sprayer. The liners can be reused if they’re only wet, up to 4 or 5 times or until they really start falling apart. A roll of 100 lasts me 5-6 months for my now 16 month old.

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4 Delora April 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Ditto Heather about reusing wet liners. I use the Bummis liners, and just rinse in a bit of soapy water and air dry and use again.

If there wasn’t a liner when my DS pooped, I scrape it off with TP and then unstuff the pocket and rinse the pocket under the bathtub faucet or utility sink in the basement.

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5 Brittany April 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm

We recently moved into a house with a rigid supply line to the toilets as well but what I soon discovered is the cold water supply line under the sink was in fact flexible! And in the half bath downstairs the toilet sat right next to the sink. My hubby just hooked it to that supply line like you would a DIY diaper sprayer. Even better the sprayer is conviently hidden under the sink so I dont have to worry about children playing with it or odd questions from friends who dont cloth diaper.

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