The first was installing a diaper sprayer into our bathroom. That way, instead of scraping the solids off of a soiled diaper, DH and I could simply spray off the diaper into the toilet.
However, then you come across a little problem. Or, a big problem. To get all of the solid off of the diaper, you have to turn the force of the sprayer up pretty high. But then you tread a very fine line between cleaning the diaper off and holy goodness I just created a poo water waterfall and it's now covering my bathroom.
Enter item number two that changed our cloth diapering lives, the Spray Pal.
The Spray Pal is a tri-fold plastic angel of protection for your bathroom. By clipping the diaper into the Spray Pal, the water coming from your diaper sprayer is routed into the toilet instead of all over your room. When the diaper is finished being sprayed in the Spray Pal, you can also squeeze out the excess water and pop the diaper into the wetbag without ever having to even touch it.
It would help if you could actually see it in action, right? Well, here you go!
As a clean freak, having a Spray Pal next to our diaper sprayer has been almost life-changing in our cloth diapering journey. I no longer have to wipe down the toilet, the walls, or the floors with any cleaning products after each diaper is sprayed. A quick rinse down of the Spray Pal after the diaper is out and I'm done. Typically I either set it in an extra wetbag on the floor or on a specific towel on the floor next to the toilet and I'm on to the next thing. Having the Spray Pal means no more being paranoid that I'm making my bathroom dirtier and no touching soiled diapers.
It makes cloth diapering much more tolerable for those who tend to be a bit squeamish. And for those of us who aren't? Well, it just makes it a whole lot less messy.
I am so, so excited to share this amazing product with all of my fellow cloth diapering friends for many reasons. I love how awesome the Spray Pal is, but I also love what it stands for as well. Spray Pal isn't a big business, it's a family. Dave and Jen are two school teachers, who began cloth diapering with their first child. After becoming frustrated with how messy diaper spraying was, they developed their own product at home to fix that problem, and began producing the Spray Pal device at home, just the two of them. Not some huge business with a bazillion employees. On a personal note, Jen gave birth to their second child, Ryan, one year ago. Ryan was born a micropreemie at 25 weeks along. Ryan was actually the first preemie to wear cloth in their children's hospital NICU at only two pounds! Their family has fought hard as well as Ryan has fought so hard to grow and develop so wonderfully. If you feel so inclined, you can follow his progress at the Watching Ryan Grow blog. Outside of being hardworking parents of a toddler and a child with medical needs, Dave & Jen are also just good people, raising money for the March of Dimes as well as offering military discounts on their products. I'm so happy to share this excellent family-run business with you all!
And, because I love all my readers & the Spray Pal family is so amazing, we're giving one Spray Pal to a lucky reader of the TNO blog! As usual, let me know if you have any problems with the Rafflecopter entries!