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