o1. BumGenius Diaper Sprayer // o2. Playtex Diaper Genie
o3. PlanetWise Wet Bag // o4. Spray Pal
When I first decided to cloth diaper with Linden, I was crazy intimidated and overwhelmed by all of the options out there. Types of diapers, brands, detergents, accessories, etc. I honestly had very little clue what I was doing when I started almost a year ago. Since then, I've learned a lot of ways to make our lives so much easier when it comes to our cloth routine. So many brands want to make you believe you have to use their detergents and their wet bags and and and... when in reality you just need to do what works for you and make sure you have a good wash routine. I've shared our love for cloth diapering over the last several months and I've been met with so many requests to share a blog post about our process. I have several post ideas in my head, but thought this might be a good place to start!
Over the past year I've found a few products that really take the intimidation out of the whole cloth diapering process, and I'm hoping they'll help you, too! First up is the BumGenius Diaper Sprayer. We have this exact sprayer hooked up to our toilet and we're able to spray poopy diapers, wring them out, and toss them in the Playtex Diaper Genie (#2!). This thing is a heaven send! Seriously! I know plenty of people who get by just fine with their cloth routine and never have a sprayer. I am not one of those people. It makes things so much easier for us. I can't sing its praises enough. You don't need a fancy one, or this specific one. This is just the one we have and love. You can get a sprayer in the plumbing section of your local hardware store even!
Up next: the Playtex Diaper Genie. Before we switched to the Diaper Genie, we were just using an open pail for our diapers. We have a stash big enough to last us a full week, but I generally wash them every 3-4 days. Our main problem with the open pail was that it was just too small to fit 4 days worth of diapers in, and Linden liked to run back to the bathroom and start throwing them all over the place. Yeah, not a good look. We haven't had much success with storing them in a wet bag because 1) we didn't have a wet bag big enough and 2) Linden liked to go get it and drag it around the house... See where I'm going with all of this? The Diaper Genie matches his room decor, is modern looking, and he can't get his tiny little hands on dirty diapers (!!! Praise!) We've been incredibly impressed with it thus far. The only thing I'd recommend from a cloth standpoint is perhaps a mesh/washable/reusable liner that could be purchased in place of the regular plastic liners. Speaking from an environmental standpoint, I think it'd be a better solution, but then again the Diaper Genie isn't typically marketed to cloth diapering parents. (But it should be because it's awesome). We picked ours up at our local Target!
The third accessory we love is the PlanetWise Wet Bags. We keep a wet bag in Linden's bag at all times so we can store wet and dirty diapers when we're on the go. Once we get home we spray them and toss them in the Diaper Genie. When laundry day rolls around, we toss the wet bag into the washer and then it's ready for its next use.
Lastly, the Spray Pal! I'll admit that we don't actually have one of these. But I've heard so many cloth diapering friends sing its praises. Basically it's just a little shield that keeps all of the (dirty!) water from going all over the place when you spray. You don't have to have one (we just don't have one because we don't really have anywhere to store it), but it certainly comes in handy if you're not strategic about the angle you spray.
Playtex's Mommy Time Rewards program! Each and every time you buy or register for Diaper Genie products, you can earn points toward some pretty fabulous rewards (like credit to your favorite online shops, for instance!) There's no shame in treating yourself to something nice when you're working day and night to be the best mama around. All you gotta do is snap a photo of your receipt or submit your registry HERE and then boom! Points are zooming your way.
There's still a ton about cloth diapering that I'd love to share with y'all! If you have any specific questions about how we use cloth at home, please feel free to ask below! I'll use your questions as a starting point for future posts! Happy cloth diapering!
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Be sure to take advantage of the Diaper Genie “Mommy Time” Rewards Program! Earn points to use towards great rewards for yourself every time you buy or register for Diaper Genie products.
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