The wee wiggler finally filled her diaper this morning! I tried out the diaper spraying bottle idea with much enthusiasm!
I’m not so sure how I feel about it. It wasn’t a raging success, that’s for sure. I really couldn’t get it to squirt with enough pressure to do a good job of cleaning off the mess. There was alot of brownish splatter left all over the toilet, yuck. I sure don’t want to have to scrub the toilet every time I change a dirty diaper.
So, I’ll hang in there and try my idea a few more times…but it might be a good idea if you leave a comment and share your bum Genius Diaper Sprayer success stories, cuz I think that’s the direction this momma is headed. Does it leave a “brown splatter” all over the toilet??? That’s what I’d like to know:)
We have had one or more babies in cloth diapers since June of 2003. There has not been a time since then that the cloth diapers were put away. Wow, that’s alot of washing. And that’s alot of figuring out what to do with, you know…poo.
I have tried it all, dunking, liners, flushable liners, scraping, swishing, more scraping and more swishing.
The only thing I haven’t tried is a diaper sprayer. All my cloth diapering friends rave about them. They get great reviews, 5 stars out of 5. Apparently, they’re the greatest thing since sliced bread!
So, why, why on earth haven’t I tried one?
The answer is this: I have 5 children…one of them is two years old and he LOVES to play with water guns. Installing a water gun (aka “diaper sprayer”) in my bathroom would be great for cleaning off messy diapers, but it could potentially wreak havoc on my sanity (and my dry house)!
The reason for my post is this: I may have brainstormed an alternative to the diaper sprayer. I was cleaning out closets and I found a squirt bottle. I was going to throw it in the garbage (I like to pitch anything that could offer the possibility of any kind of indoor water shoot out–I know I’m a party pooper) until I realized it could be used like a diaper sprayer. The beauty part is that I can keep my diaper spraying bottle up on the top shelf of the medicine cabinet, where it is not plainly visible and tempting for my two year old potty trainee.
This idea is just that at this point…an idea. For the wee wiggler has yet to dirty a diaper for me today. I’ll be sure to post a follow-up “review” of the diaper spraying bottle idea as soon as opportunity has lent me a few chances to test my theory. There are rare moments in a parenting career that one is impatient for the next stinky bum:)