We’d been cloth diapering for a little while when my husband finally relented to my pleas and put together a diaper sprayer in our downstairs bathroom. Immediately, I saw a difference: With poopy diapers, the pressure of the sprayer took out the mess in one shot. My diapers seemed cleaner and got fewer (practically none!) stains than ever before. I was happy to have added this accessory to our cloth diapering arsenal.
Now, several months later, I haven an all new appreciation for our sprayer! During a recent a dinner out with a friend, my 18-month-old son loaded up op spaghetti, apple slices, an entire juice box and two Oreo cookies – a much bigger meal than normal. I should have known better, but lesson learned! After he’d been in bed for about an hour, I heard him whimper and then gag, and went in to his room to find he’d vomited all over his crib sheet. He’d thrown up the entire meal!
To make matters worse, my husband was out of town, so I was left with a crying, sleepy kid and a big, big mess to clean up all by myself. Luckily, I was able to pull off the sheet while still holding my son, and take it straight down to the toilet and spray the mess right out! I’m sure you fellow parents can appreciate what a lifesaver this was! It was a big bright spot during an otherwise very, very yucky crisis!
I have a feeling we’ll keep finding uses for the sprayer as long as we have kids in the house, even if they aren’t in diapers!
Jessica W. also blogs at www.tangledupingreen.blogspot.com.