Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cloth Diapering...Without a Diaper Sprayer?

This is my dirty little secret.  I never owned a cloth diaper sprayer, I cloth diapered twins without it. 

I don't have a firm answer why I never got one, I was even a retailer and had them for sale in my store.  I think deep down I thought they were inconvenient and I was in denial.  I thought my cloth diaper wash routine was working just fine and that "if it ain't broke, why fix it?"

In hindsight though I think the diaper sprayer could have solved a lot of the issues I experienced throughout my cloth diapering journey.

Ammonia commonly plagued us.  I was very conscious of the odor and although my sons didn't breakout in ammonia related rashes all the time, they still smelled really strong to me and I know it had to smell strong to them.

Constantly feeling like I had to "battle" odors I turned to the wetpail method of storing my dirty cloth diapers until laundry day.  It wasn't easy or pretty or convenient, and looking back I really wish I'd used a sprayer.

Properly rinsing cloth diapers has everything to do with odors, ammonia buildup and staining.  Rinsing cloth diapers with a sprayer prior to putting them in the pail could have saved me a lot of trouble.

So, tell me...Do you use a Diaper Sprayer?  Why or why not?


Debbie said...

No, I think I might like to but find it hard to find the time after every diaper change to run to the bathroom to rinse off the poo. I use the flushable liners instead and that seems to work well for me.

vegancatlady said...

Our diaper service is ending and we're going to continue with prefolds and covers. I've read so many negative reviews on diaper sprayers- the biggest one is how they just spray the s*** everywhere haha. My mom said in her day she just dunked them in the toilet to rinse 'em..Not sure what we'll do!

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