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?