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Old 05-01-2011, 08:26 AM   #1
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If you use a diaper sprayer, what is your technique?

This is our first week in cloth with our 3 week old. I also have a 17 month old in diapers that I want to use cloth with as well. I just ordered a diaper sprayer for the toddler diapers, but have heard that it can get messy and fling poo. What have you found to be the best technique to get the poo into the toilet and not all over? I have seen buckets, but I didn't buy one. Our pail is in the other room, so what is the best technique to get a drippy diaper back to the pail? Thanks in advance for any help!

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Old 05-01-2011, 08:35 AM   #2
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Re: If you use a diaper sprayer, what is your technique?

I spray with the pocket opening down, or the pocket part tends to fill up with water. I take the inserts out before I spray, too. (I use mostly pockets.) I keep a stack of hand towels next to the toilet and when I'm done spraying, I use the towel to make sure no drips get on the carpet between the bathroom and the diaper pail. At our old house, I kept a wet bag in the bathroom to use for sprayed diapers, but at our new house, the diaper pail and the bathroom are about 10 feet apart
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Re: If you use a diaper sprayer, what is your technique?

I hold the diaper down in the toilet at an angle and spray down. I got a paint bucket at Home Depot for $3 and we use that sometimes.
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Re: If you use a diaper sprayer, what is your technique?

I hold it down low in the toilet and spray down. I hold it with the messier end down. If your sprayer is adjustable, I'd also keep it with a lower pressure.
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Re: If you use a diaper sprayer, what is your technique?

How I do it:

Dump poop in toilet and flush.

Spray diaper in toilet bowl.

Squeeze out excess water.

Put diaper in wetbag or pail. (I keep one in the bathroom.)

Wash hands.

Spray toilet and sprayer with water + bleach solution.

Wipe it down.

Wash hands again.
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Re: If you use a diaper sprayer, what is your technique?

I am similar to the other posts where I angle the diaper down so water does not hit outside the toilet. Also, I adjust the pressure on mine which is about 3 turns so it is not too powerful but still has strength to get the majority of poo off. Also, I move the diaper pail next to the toilet before I start spraying.

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Re: If you use a diaper sprayer, what is your technique?

I just angle the diaper down and start spraying..making sure the the "dirtier" end is pointing down. After I am done I squeeze the water out of the diaper (by folding the diaper in half so you arent touching anything dirty ) and I never get drips of water ..Hope this helps
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Agree with the PP who mentioned spraying with the pocket opening down....hold the closed end.
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I have the Bum Genius diaper sprayed. I hold the diaper (usually a prefold) with my right hand and spray with my left, at an angle so poop doesn't fly! Then fold and wring the diaper out. I go back to DS's room and throw it in the pail. Then go back and wash my hands. If the diaper is extra poopy I'll let it soak in the toilet for 10-15 min and then spray it off. Hope that helps!
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Here is my setup. My homemade sprayer, a free icing bucket from the grocery store bakery, and a kids potty seat ring to hold it on the toilet. I had to wash my free bucket and cut a hole in the bottom but it works great. I know a regular 3g kitchen bucket will fit in it too. The inner ring is from the Safety 1st Comfy Potty Chair. I called Safety 1st customer number and asked to buy a replacement ring (not the padded seat but the ring that holds in onto the potty). They sent me one for $3. It works the same as the pricey potty pail.
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