Good evening everyone. I hope everyone is well. I finally have our youngest down for a nap and our oldest re-cleaning his room. So that gives me a little time to make a post here today.
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I thought I would tell you the story of how I came to love our cloth diaper sprayer.
I know it may sound strange to you but before we bought the diaper sprayer I didn’t want one. So we did not start out with one. We exclusively breastfed until about 8 months so we didn’t really need it right after our son was born anyway (breast fed poop is water soluble).
In the beginning even before we started trying to conceive our youngest I knew I wanted to be frugal and not go hog wild buying every new baby gadget out there. It just seemed like a waste to me. So this made a diaper sprayer at the bottom of our list of items we needed.
Well, fast forward to after our son arrived. I ended up having to have an emergency c-section and the spinal they gave me for that was causing my sciatica to act up terribly. This didn’t subside until probably around 7 months. At which point I really wasn’t in the mood to be bending over or crouching down in front of our toilets to dunk and swish this terrible solid food poop off of my son’s diapers.
It wasn’t the poop that was the issue. It never was which is why I never bought a sprayer. But now I could barely bend over to get my socks and shoes on let alone try and get the diapers somewhat cleaned off in the toilet. So, I went online and decided to buy a bundled Spray Pal Diaper Sprayer and Spray Pal Sprayer Shield.
I had hear great reviews on their products, as well as their customer service. Plus I loved supporting a smaller business. So onto Amazon and bought the bundle. I don’t think I have ever been so excited to get something to clean poop before.
Once it arrived, which was faster than I expected, it was so easy to hook up to our toilet. The directions were clear and within 5 minutes (it likely would have been less but I had an infant and 8 year old to tend to as well. You know how it is when you are trying to do something important. They immediately need you for something. Heheh.
I luckily had a diaper wet bag the perfect size to hold the sprayer shield. So I stuck a command hook to the wall behind the toilet and hung that there to keep it off the floor and away from tiny hands. You can also purchase a bag with the shield as a bundle as well. Something great about the Spray Pal diaper sprayer is that it has this little dock you can hang on the side of your toilet tank so when you are finished spraying your soiled diapers you can just hang it up on the dock.
The Sprayer worked like a charm the first time I used it. And that was with peanut butter poop (sticky and thick). Everything sprayed right off and into the toilet and the shield prevented me from being sprayed when my little one would grab my arm while spraying.
The shield also has another great feature. You can fold it over the diaper and squeeze all the excess water out of the diaper so it is not all drippy when you have to take it from the toilet, or maybe even the bathroom if your diaper pail is in another room like ours is to your diaper pail. Plus it is great because if you do not wring the diapers out at least some it will soak through some diaper pail liners just because they are water resistant not water proof, and you do not want a leaked diaper pail.
For any of you who aren’t sure if they want to spend the money on a sprayer or are not sure which one to get I can confidently say it is definitely worth the money, and I would recommend Spray Pal any day if you aren’t sure what type of sprayer to get.
If you want to read about other cloth diaper products I would recommend you can find that here.
Thank you for reading,
The Momnipresent Mother