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The Diaper Sprayer – Cloth Diapering’s Best Kept Secret
January 27, 2012 2:54 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

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.

– Jimmy

“Keep smiling, it makes everyone wonder what you’re up to.”

copyright 2012 Cotton Babies, Inc – The Diaper Sprayer – Cloth Diapering’s Best Kept Secret

About the Author

Jimmy Labit is a full-time dad and has a lot of experience with cloth diapers. He takes care of the technical side of Cotton Babies when he isn't trying to juggle four kids. He is the male voice of Beyond The Diaper and brings a unique and quirky sense of humor to our blog.



  • Anonymous said...
    February 4, 2012 at 11:41 am

    We have the version that attaches to the faucet, rather than the toilet, so we are able to easily adjust pressure and temperature. (It would be great if Cotton Babies offered this version – it’s even easier to install.) We’ve used it to wash hair, give each other showers when the shower head was broken, clean the tub, rinse out potties and diaper pails, power-spray the sink drain, you name it! We really miss it when we travel (mostly because of it’s intended purpose.) Our kids especially love having a turn with it to rinse out the bathtub. It will definitely be a permanent fixture at our house.

  • Bum Luxury said...
    January 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I love our sprayer too! It’s great for washing the dog, but I wish I could adjust the temp to make it warmer for her. I also love it for spraying out the tub, especially when someone’s let a poop out during bath time. It will be around longer than our diapers! 🙂

  • Dawn said...
    January 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Diaper sprayers are great for cleaning puke off of bedsheets, PJ’s etc when you get the dreaded kid puking in the middle of the night thing! Especially cause our toilet is right next to the washing machine. They are SO worth having if you’re going to cloth diaper!!!

  • Susan said...
    January 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I love our sprayer. To keep overspray from happening get a SprayPal. It’s a new invention that totally took the dread out of poopy diapers.

  • Sara said...
    January 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    While I like the diaper sprayer I have not figured out how to not get overspray on the walls. I don’t end up with poo on the walls, only wet walls…

  • Thyme said...
    January 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    My husband used our diaper sprayer to clean throw up off sheets and blankets a few weeks ago. Love my diaper sprayer!!!!

  • Anonymous said...
    January 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Love our diaper sprayer! When my oldest was 4 months old my husband was laid off and we ended up staying with my parents for a few months, bringing along our handy diaper sprayer. When we moved out my mom asked if she could keep it and just buy us a new one. 3 years later she still uses it to do just about anything from rinsing the tub and toilet, washing out muddy (they love on a farm) clothes before putting them in the wash, rinsing the mud off the dog’s paws, etc. Greatest invention ever!!

  • markandandrea said...
    January 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Love, love my diaper sprayer. It was my best friend after giving birth so I didn’t have to use the little squirt bottle. And it definitely makes poopy diapers less formidable (as long as I don’t spray too strong and send the diaper contents flying across the bathroom…ew…can you tell I’ve done this before?). Sometimes I use it to rise out the shower when I’m cleaning down the walls.