Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Diaper Sprayers (Part 1) - Are they a must have?

I'm sure you've heard about Diaper Sprayers and how all who use them swear by them. But are they a necessity or a luxury? Can you successfully cloth diaper without one? Let's go over the benefits of using one.
They're easy to install-The Knickernappies Sprayer kit comes fully assembled and all you have to do is use the included hardware to attach to your toilets water valve.

"I installed our diaper sprayer myself. (I told my husband I had to do it so I could let all my customers know how easy it was!) I timed myself and it took 6 minutes, including reading the instructions. The only requirement is an adjustable wrench or pliers."-Heather
They're easy to use-The trigger operated sprayer and flow-control valve makes using this accessory as easy as 1-2-3 and you've also got the option of attaching a wall mount to hang it or using the holster to attach to the side of your toilet, no screws required for that!

They help keep your diapers cleaner-Essentially the cleaner your diapers are when they go into the washer, the cleaner they'll come out and the easier they'll be to launder.

They help prevent stains from setting in-We all know that sometimes, no matter how often you wash, stains can appear and be a pain to remove. Rinsing your diapers before putting them in your pail will help keep stains from drying and setting in.

Washing your diapers is much easier when you've used a sprayer-Using a sprayer to treat your soiled diapers before placing them in your diaper pail or washing machine reduces the amount of waste that needs to rinse from your diapers before washing. This could reduce the need for additional unnecessary rinse cycles.

Using a sprayer helps reduce the odor-This one's a no-brainer! Compare the odor of soiled diapers with waste still attached, to diapers that have been sprayed/rinsed into the toilet and it's easy to imagine which would smell better. Well maybe "better" isn't the right term, how about smell "less." LOL

Can you cloth diaper successfully without a sprayer? Yes you can. However diaper sprayers make cloth diapering much easier and really help eliminate many of the issues that may arise with regards to laundering you diapers. Not to mention they help cut back on electricity use and unnecessary wear and tear on your diapers and washing machine due to over washing.

Want to know the steps involved in using one from your baby's bum to the washing machine? Come back tomorrow for Diaper Sprayers: Part 2!

9 comments:

Homemade Mom said...

I wouldn't even consider cloth diapering without my diaper sprayer! It's incredibly easy to install, easy to use and effective. It's a must have!

Jill said...

Question, then do you rinse every diaper or just the nasty ones. And how do you find the time to do that in addition to everything else? I would be continually carrying dripping diapers back and forth. As it is, with a dunk I can usually just wrap it up carefully within itself, but if it was dripping wet, I'd have to wrangle baby, dripping diaper, and something under the dripping diaper, like a trash can, back to the baby's room, where the diaper pail is...

Julie said...

Ideally you'd keep a pail or wetbag in the bathroom by the toilet to put the diapers in after you rinse. You can also wring out the diaper into the toilet so that it's not dripping wet. Whether you want to do all the diapers or just the really yucky ones that's up to you.

My Life As Mom said...

I'm interested in a diaper sprayer but have yet to get myself one. I'm curious as to the difference between the KN diaper sprayer and the FuzziBunz diaper sprayer.

Tamara said...

I don't have a sprayer, but I use my utlity sink in the laundry room and have my diaper pail in there as well. Works for me!

Anonymous said...

I have a diaper sprayer by bum genius. I just got it so i've been dunking for almost 2 years. the sprayer just gets more off and it doesn't take any more time to spray than to dunk. its probably less time and less water because you don't have to flush so many times. you really shouldn't have a dripping diaper. I mean you ring out the dunked ones so now you ing out the sprayed ones. i'm glad I have the sprayer now

Knickernappies - Heather said...

You can just spray off the nasty ones. And we found that with a sprayer, there's much less dripping than with dunking. I never actually got my hands wet or dirty, once I got the hang of using the sprayer. For anyone wondering the difference between the KN sprayer and other brands, check out this graphic: http://www.knickernappies.com/Shared/knickernappies/KN_sprayer_postcard_950.jpg

Jill said...

Thanks for the reply. I'd consider a laundry room one (per part 2) or maybe in our hall bath, which wouldn't get used as much, maybe and put a doorknob pail there (just what my hubby wants, me buying more stuff, LOL!)

fluttermama said...

I have to get one of these

 
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