Post may contain affiliate links. Are you wanting to cloth diaper but wondering how you would deal with the poo? Learn about the Spray Pal, Diaper Diamond, and the Spray Collar from Diaper Dawgs! I will demonstrate how to use each one, show you exactly how they work, and prove that dealing with the poo is not as nasty when equipped with the right tools!
Cloth Diapering With The Spray Pal
Spray Pal was released on the market in August 2011 and has become one of the more popular spray shields. Some of the profit goes to charity. Spray Pal is owned by Jen Aprea and features a clip for securing your diapers along with collapsable sides that snap together. You can store your pal in a wet bag that they offer or next to your toilet in a bucket. The Spray Pal is the biggest spray shield on the market, featuring three buttons for assembling and measuring 16 inches long. Check out my full review on the SPRAY PAL.
Cloth Diapering With The Diaper Diamond
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The Diaper Diamond was created by Bernadette Drew. Her patent was issued in May of 2013 and manufacturing was finished in February of 2015. Bernadette holds the first patent for the spray shield design. Her Diamond originally featured four clips which where then changed to slits that help to secure the gussets. The diaper diamond is the only spray shield on the market that pulls the gussets taught so you can get the completely clean without using your hands. It’s a little smaller compared to the Spray Pal and folds out flat and can hang behind your toilet.
Diaper Dawgs Spray Collar
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Update: Since creating this video and blog, Diaper Dawgs has updated the spray collars design to a better and clearer version. Check out my review on the Diaper Dawgs newest SPRAY COLLAR.
The Diaper Dawgs spray collar is the smallest spray shield out of all three and after you attach it to your diaper sprayer there is no assembling required. It comes in a beautiful multi-color design and you can bend it back if you need a little more water pressure. The collar takes a little practice compared to the other spray shields but once you get it down there is almost 0 water spillage. The collar works with almost every type of diaper sprayer and works best when you pair it with some sort of clipboard for support. The clear spray collar only works with the Diaper Dawgs diaper sprayer and a few others. It does NOT work with the homemade diaper sprayer. If you still are wanting to use the collar than you can purchase the nozzle/collar which will fit any standard metal hose HERE.
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Is Dealing With The Poo Hard?
I’d say about 90% of the time it’s like washing dishes or making your bed, It becomes just another part of your routine. You get used to doing an extra load of diapers and spraying them off. If you have never cloth diapered before you imagine it’s going to be very, very difficult … but it’s not. I remember thinking how hard it would be and wondering if I’d be able to stick with it. I kept a huge stack of disposables around “just in case.” I discovered cloth diapering wasn’t that bad after all and I started looking forward to diaper changes. I haven’t even touched my disposables since my first batch of fluff mail arrived. I honestly think it is the change that scares most people out of using cloth.
Do I Need To Spray My Cloth Diapers?
If your child is 100% breastfed you don’t have to spray your diapers, you can simply dump them straight into the wash. Breastfed poop is 100% water soluble. After the 6 month period when your baby gets on solids you will need to discard most of the poo before you stick it into the wash. I prefer to spray my cloth diapers the entire time because it keeps your diaper pail from stinking and prevents stains.
Do I Need A Spray Shield?
You do not have to have a spray shield to cloth diaper however they can be extremely convenient and takes a lot of the work out of cleaning your diapers. I don’t think I could cloth diaper without my diaper sprayer and spray shields! You can use spray shields with flats, prefolds, cloth pads, and even soiled baby/toddler clothes.