Using a Diaper Sprayer

Meagan - posted on 06/22/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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As I read reviews of various diaper sprayer, many people commented how at first the got poopy splashes everywhere. I have since bought one and am wondering, is there a secret I'm missing? It splatters a lot, and I'm just wondering what you guys do to stop it from splattering. I've heard of the bucket method (using a 5 gallon bucket and rinsing it out), but that seems like a lot of extra steps and space. If anyone has any handy tricks for using the diaper sprayer, I'd be much obliged. I used prefolds, if that helps.

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Sandy - posted on 07/10/2009

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I use to dunk and swish for 4 months then we moved and my husband installed the sprayer and I love it. I think it works so much better. I have a handle on mine so I can control the pressure of the water so I don't get much splatter. I also have read on other websites if you flush than spray they pressure isn't as high.

Sandy - posted on 07/10/2009

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I can control the pressure of the water but not turning the handle all the way to avoid the splashing.

Audree - posted on 06/28/2009

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Get a potty pail!!!!! or make one. We LOVE ours. I never realized how much better it makes life until we went on vacation for a week and didn't have it--wow, I'd never go back.

Jen - posted on 06/28/2009

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Quoting Peggy:

I use a sprayer and love it. We had some splash at our last house because the water pressure was so high but I just held the sprayer pointed down close to the dipaer so it didnt slash as much. Because of the sprayer I never have any stains or stink. Its the best prewash. I tried the dunk and swish but it didnt get the poo out near as well.



I wonder if I should invest in a diaper sprayer.  I bet it would help with stains and stink, didn't really think of it that way.

Peggy - posted on 06/28/2009

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I use a sprayer and love it. We had some splash at our last house because the water pressure was so high but I just held the sprayer pointed down close to the dipaer so it didnt slash as much. Because of the sprayer I never have any stains or stink. Its the best prewash. I tried the dunk and swish but it didnt get the poo out near as well.

Jen - posted on 06/27/2009

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I am wondering if the diaper sprayer is worth is now that I've read this post. I just dunk and swish ... I KNOW gross, but I'm cheap, and I scrub my hands, using a nail brush even, and many times just wash up my toilet while I'm at it, so we are all sprkling clean. Was thinking of using the dipaer sprayer BC I thought it might help me save water. I sometimes flush a couple times bc my toilet bowl holds very little water. Suppossed to be saving water that way, but it's not very handy for cloth diapers. I hope more people respond with their recommendations! Anyone else just dunk and swish?

Heather - posted on 06/24/2009

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My daughter is potty trained now but we used clothe on her the entire time and we have a diaper sprayer (which we still use to rinse out her potty. ^_^) Ours is hooked up to the toilet as well and we always put the diaper in the bowl to spray it out. I think a little spray off is natural but we never really had poop spraying out of the bowl it was just water ricocheting....

Julie - posted on 06/23/2009

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I too have a diaper sprayer hooked to my toilet and also get some splatter sometimes!! I just keep a bottle of cleaner in the bathroom and quickly wipe down the toilet:)

Rhonda - posted on 06/23/2009

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Do you have your diaper sprayer hooked up to the toilet plumbing? We have ours hooked up that way and I just lay the diaper cover in the toilet bowl and spray it out that way and then finish washing it by hand and air-drying. I also just spray out the prefolds when it is poopy and then put it in the pail. It is kind-of gross because it may splash a little bit, but I don't really mind because I am committed to using the cloth and am willing to deal with it!

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