The Diaper Dawg Spray Collar is a simple, inexpensive accessory to your all-important diaper sprayer. It fits over the nozzle of most diaper sprayers, and is designed to keep all the yucky poop-water in its place: in the toilet bowl! It comes in a cute, colorful tie-dye pattern, is made with high-quality silicone, and works with most brands of diaper sprayers. The Diaper Dawg is part of a line of creative cloth-diapering accessories, all created by a mom, with really funny, tongue-in-cheek product names and descriptions.
Upon installation I realized that while it does technically fit the BumGenius Diaper Sprayer, I would not say it’s 100% compatible. It stays on securely and does not leak. But once the collar is in place, it is impossible to hang the nozzle back onto the mounting clip. If you have a sprayer that mounts to the toilet by the handle and not the nozzle, then the product description says that the sprayer/collar combo should attach to the mounting clip just fine.
When spraying a diaper, you hold the nozzle really close to the “scene of the crime,” so that the outer rim of the collar is flush against the inside of the diaper. This allows the water to spray the diaper with more force, and the collar acts as a protective shield so that there is no “overspray” that gets onto the toilet rim or floor. In my opinion, this part of clean-up is a trade-off. You still have to wipe poop-water-splatter off the inside of the collar and disinfect it from time to time, just as you might have to wipe the toilet rim without the collar.
The biggest downside, in my opinion, is that you cannot see what you’re spraying. This may not be a big deal for some people, but I often spray dirty diapers long after the deed has been done. So by the time I get home to clean them, the poo has morphed into a matted monstrosity and it is E.VER.Y.WHERE. Naturally, I want to see that I’m spraying everything off, but if I hold the collar even a few inches away from the diaper, it does not contain all of the splatter. Over the last four years of cloth diapering, I have learned to avoid the “overspray” simply by adjusting the valve located near the water supply line to decrease or increase water pressure as needed. As a result, I almost never deal with rogue poop-water spraying all over the toilet rim.
After using the Spray Collar for some time, I can attest that it works well. I just can’t get used to not seeing where I’m spraying, and I wish it would mount to the toilet. Once you get the hang of it, it will definitely minimize the mess that can come with spraying a diaper. In my opinion the diaper sprayer itself is the only “must-have” product I need to clean my diapers.