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Spraying Diapers Without A Hazmat Suit

Setting the Stage: A woman walks into the bathroom, arm extended, poopy diaper held carefully between her thumb and index finger on the only clean spot she could find. She grabs her spray shield and secures the loaded diaper, turns on the diaper sprayer and by the time the diaper is ready for the washer, the contents of the diaper are all over her, the shower doors, the bathroom walls…oh and a portion reached the intended goal of hitting the inside of the toilet. Yay. Now she gets to add 10 more things to her already too long to-do list. Does this story sound similar to something that has happened at your house? I have a few suggestions that might help. First I have to admit something, I can’t help you with questions about brand specific sprayers or spray shields because I have what I call my “redneck spray system”. I’d love to try Spray Pal‘s sprayer and spray shield but for now my homemade system works for us. (Seriously, go check the Spray Pal family out, even if you’re happy with the spray system you have, they’re a great family and I think you’ll enjoy their social media posts) Now for techniques. “PRE-SOAK” If a diaper is more dry than usual (usually because I left it longer than usual before spraying *cough*) I’ll run the water around the edge and …

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5 ‘Other’ Uses for your Diaper Sprayer!

So we finally convinced you to buy a diaper sprayer! Awesome! You use it every day to clean off those poopy diapers and it’s the best thing ever, but you did spend a fair bit of money on it and you want to get your money’s worth! Let me assure you that it will not be wasted! Here are 5 ‘OTHER’ uses for that diaper sprayer!  Toilet cleaning. Yep we all hate it. Let’s not discuss how much I truly hate it. Enter the diaper sprayer. After I scrub – the spray and all that pressure is great for rinsing it out! Yeah yeah you can flush it but we all know that isn’t strong enough for a great clean. The sprayer gets it all nice and rinsed out! Mama Cloth. If you have entered the wonderful world of using mama cloth – you may feel like you want to rinse your pads. It can be annoying to stand at the sink and do it so why not use your sprayer? Stick that pad in the clip on your Spray Pal and spray away! Then toss in your laundry. I realize you don’t have to rinse your pads before washing – but if you prefer to do it that way then here’s a ‘hands free’ option! Bidet. You may think that it’s not helpful – well after you have a …

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The truth about cloth diapers and poop!

Let’s get to the truth about cloth diapers and poop. Poopy diapers are often one of the main hangups when someone is considering switching to cloth diapers. In fact poopy diapers are on the top of many “myths and truths” lists which often claim that having to handle poop when you use cloth diapers is a myth. I just want to say, that is not necessarily true. Yes, during the newborn/young infant phase when baby is exclusively breastfed and/or formula fed, cloth diaper cleanup is easy. Sleep-deprived parent on autopilot easy. Just throw the soiled diaper in the washer and go. But once that same little baby is on solids and the poop has gone through “the change,” poopy cleanup is a whole different story. I cannot tell you how many times I have gotten poop on my hands or poopy water on the toilet, floor, and walls all while trying to spray a nasty poopy diaper clean. It is something I never have to experience with disposables and it is a truth a lot of cloth diaper advocates don’t want to talk about. Cleaning a toddler’s poop is gross! There are some diaper accessories that make cleanup easy and hassle-free. A diaper sprayer is a great way to clean a heavily soiled bowel movement that cannot be “plopped” into the toilet. But sometimes (or a lot of times) those …

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When Your Husband Is Afraid Of Poop

When we first started talking about using cloth diapers, my husband asked the same question I’m sure many do, “but what about the poop?”  He is not a fan of poop or cleaning it, to say the least.  It was his biggest reservation when we were pregnant and talking about using cloth.  We’re over a year into our journey with cloth and while he doesn’t love smelly diapers, he changes and prays them.  Some things I’ve learned along the way that helped us: Breastfed poop is a good starting point.  Because breastfed poop is water soluble, the entire diaper and wipes (if you are using cloth wipes) can go in the wet bag and directly into the washer.  Plus, breastfed poop is not “solid,” if you know what I mean.  While it does smell (at least in my opinion!), it’s not as strong as when they get older. Get the right tools.  While we were still pregnant, I bought diaper dawgs, a spray pal and sprayer.  Are they necessities to cloth diaper?  No – lots of people deal with poop other ways (for example, dunk and swish or spatulas).  Are they nice? Yes!  Especially for those wary of poop and cleaning diapers.  For our family, it was worth the investment to have dad involved.  Diaper dawgs make it easy to unstuff a pocket without touching the inserts – great for …

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Why I Love My Diaper Sprayer

Let me count the ways…. LOL! But seriously, I find that my diaper sprayer (and spray shield! ) make my life so much easier as a cloth-diapering mom whose little one has discovered solids! Now I know some of you use a scraper, or the dunk n swish method, and I applaud you, but I tried the dunk n swish. And the swirly. And dunk again. And …. you get the picture. I never did use the scraper method. I told Cowboy that I would if I needed to but he said he’d put in a sprayer. I’m not afraid to admit that between the time he said that he’d install a sprayer and when it was done, there might have been a few poopy diapers that didn’t get swirlied because I knew that I would MUCH rather spray than dunk! Admittedly I probably wasn’t doing something right but after spending a nearly an hour and still not getting everything off before giving up and throwing it in the washer hoping for the best with an extra rinse, spending 5-10 minutes to spray a diaper almost spotless is fine with me! Its actually kind of fun too! I love watching the poo fall off into the toilet as I spray and that icky diaper become useable again! (I admit it, I’m weird LOL) I guess my best tip for spraying …

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