Poop. The one thing that stands between most people and cloth diapering. Poop is a formidable enemy. It stinks, it makes a mess, and it’s just plain gross. Moms for some reason aren’t as bothered by this. We dads on the other hand, would rather roll it up and chuck it. But, mom likes the cute prints and pretty colors, so our protests fall on deaf ears and here we are trying the cloth diaper thing.
Babies must have a sense of humor, because as soon as a brand new, clean, super cute bumGenius Genius Series diaper is put on, rip p p p p p, it gets handed right back to us, full of poop. Now it’s us vs. the toilet. Yuck.
Now what? Well, you could go old school and dunk and swish. It gets the job done most of the time, but you end up very intimate with poopy water and a wet poopy diaper. You could use a dedicated spatula that hangs on the back of the toilet. It’s a lot less messy and works really well with the peanut butter poo, but, it’s still gross and you have to clean the spatula off. Thankfully there is a much better option: the bumGenius diaper sprayer
. The diaper diaper sprayer is a cloth diaper power washer that literally powers the poo right off the diaper and into the toilet. It’s quick it’s easy, and as long as you get the angle right, no mess! Hallelujah!
And the best part? It’s so easy to install, you’ll impress with your plumbing prowess! All you have to do is turn off the water going to the toilet, flush the pot to drain most of the water out of the tank, unscrew the water supply line at the tank, screw the shut off valve to the tank, screw the water supply line to the other side of the shut off valve, connect the hose and sprayer to the shut off valve, turn the water back on to check for leaks and ta-da! The power washer is all set and ready to go!
It’s a good idea to do a test run with a clean diaper before attacking the poopy menace
. That will give you a chance to adjust the water pressure and get the angle right so you don’t end up with poop spray all over your legs. If you have the new bumGenius Freetime cloth diaper and are wondering how to wash off the dual flaps, this video
shows you how to hold the Freetime to easily spray both sides off.
Like newborn inserts that can be used as doublers when babies get older, the diaper sprayer is useful past the diaper stage too. It’s great for spraying out potty chairs and it’ll even get the poo off the plastic mold injection point found at the bottom of many potty chairs. Doing that in the sink with a wipe isn’t on my list of favorite things to do. I would much rather spray it out.
What are some other creative ways you’ve used your diaper sprayer? Wash the dog? Clean off shoes/boots? Rinse the bathtub? It’s dad’s best friend in the battle against the poop.
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