Make your own Diaper Sprayer – DIY Diaper Sprayer (Tutorial)

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One of the most dreaded parts of cloth diapering, to newbies at least (it definitely was to me), is the poopy diaper.  At first you worry about the “ick” factor and then it evolves to the “oh, no, my beautiful diapers are stained!” factor.

A diaper sprayer will help both of those concerns.

I’ve read numerous times that if your baby is exclusively breast-fed (EBF) that their poop is water soluble and can be put directly into your washer.  I don’t know about you, but I still thought it would be better to get as much poop off as I could before going into the washer.  So, when I decided to cloth diaper Sophia, I started researching diaper sprayers (even though she was EBF in the beginning).

There are lots of different Diaper Sprayers available, but they all have one thing in common… they are quite price-y!  Honestly, they are worth every penny, but… if you are a DIY-er or have a DIY-er as a hubby (like I do!), you can tackle this simple project and be successful!

After some research, I came across this tutorialYou can make your own DIY Diaper Sprayer!

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It is SO easy to understand and I love the pictures of the parts you need to buy.  I even printed them out and it made the shopping trip MUCH easier when we got to Lowe’s.  I bought an over-the-door hook and hung the sprayer on it, to keep it out of the floor.  In all, we spent $26 on our DIY sprayer!!!

We’ve had our diaper sprayer installed now for around 7 months.  It has never leaked and has great pressure.  The only issue I have is it sometimes has TOO much pressure, so I’ve gotten good at how to hold the diaper while spraying.

I truly think that my diaper sprayer is one of the reasons that I’ve never had serious battles with stains during our 7 months of cloth diapering.  It’s definitely one of the reasons that I was never concerned with the yuckiness of poopy diapers.

If you do happen to get stains on your inserts or covers, just put them out in the sun (wet is best) and let the sun bleach them!  You are never supposed to use bleach on your diapers with PUL and besides, letting your diapers shine in the sun is such a prettier sight and smell (than bleach) and much green-er!

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Tip of the Day: Extra tough stains? Mix Lemon Juice with Water and spray on your inserts while sunning them…  Eco- & Cloth Diaper-Friendly Bleach-er!  Be sure the inserts are wet when you spray, then sun.  Throw them back in the washer for one last rinse cycle when done (to avoid any reactions on your baby’s bum!).

Comments

  1. Fido says

    Lack of water pressure could be caused by the sprayer head. We had a regular kitchen sink sprayer that was pretty good. Then my husband got a more commercial type sprayer head and the water pressure improved greatly! Good luck!!

  2. Mrs.Kral says

    I so want to cloth diaper my 3rd baby after buying cloth pull up blueberries for my 2nd.
    Is it still worth it?
    I need a sprayer
    Maybe I can convice my hubby now.
    He thinks cloth is gross

  3. Kristi Theus Whitaker says

    I followed to diy instructions. But there is barely any water pressure. I don’t know what to do to fix it. I’m really tempted to just buy a diaper sprayer. I need water pressure or else it’s all been a waste. And i love the idea of using one. Any advice?

  4. says

    Thank You! I love cloth diapering and didn't want to spend $40 on a diaper sprayer. I am heading out to get the parts I need to do it myself!

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