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DIY Cloth Diaper Sprayer Spraying Protector

Posted by Becca on 5/27/2014 to Cloth Diaper How-To
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Diaper Spraying Protector

The following are instructions for a DIY diaper spraying protector. It isn’t quite as large or as useful as those available for purchase, but it’s free, so you can use it until the one you purchased comes in the mail, or save the money altogether.

You will need:

1) a milk carton, or some other large jug with a handle. The larger the better. (As soon as my economy size laundry detergent bottle is empty, I’ll be using that!)

2) Kitchen shears or a box cutter if you chose a particularly thick jug or carton.

3) Clothespins.


Step 1: Cut off the top and the bottom of the bottle.
Step 2: Attach clothespins to the handle side of the bottle.
Step 3: Ignore your husband as he laughs at your harebrained schemes.
Step 4: Slide soiled diaper inside the open bottle from the bottom and pin at the top.
Step 5: Spray down through the top opening with your diaper sprayer until all the poop has been removed from your diaper.
Step 6: Remove clothespins and pull diaper out through the bottom of your spray protector.
Step 7: Squeeze out excess water and place in diaper pail.

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That’s it folks! It’s that simple. Enjoy!



Stephanie Portnoff
Date: 5/27/2014
this is awesome!
Date: 5/28/2014
I just tried this. It actually worked pretty well. I do not have it in my budget to buy the real deal so this was a nice alternative. I stored it by putting it around my plunger :)
Kayla Blocklinger
Date: 5/28/2014
Great idea! We will be trying this before we go out and get a sprayer
Rebecca T
Date: 5/29/2014
Lol my husband would definitely laugh at this as one of my many harebrained schemes!
Karen W
Date: 5/30/2014
What a fantastic idea!
Date: 5/30/2014
Whitney G
Date: 5/30/2014
I'm definitely going to have to try this before we buy a sprayer. Little princess is due in July we should be able to figure it out before then!
Date: 5/30/2014
Neat idea.
Date: 5/30/2014
I am SO glad you posted this. I wasn't sure if I wanted to invest in a spray protector (we have a sprayer), but this is an easy peasy way to make one for pennies!
jilliann m
Date: 5/30/2014
I'll have to see if my husband will make me one!
Courtney Osmanson
Date: 5/30/2014
GENIUS! we just finished a gallon of milk.
Nicole C.
Date: 5/30/2014
This is a great idea! I'm hoping to do something like this so my husband won't make a big mess!
Jennifer Edwards
Date: 5/31/2014
This is brilliant! Thanks!
Date: 6/1/2014
Totally trying this. I hate the poo spray and didn't want to spend the money on a Spray Pal. Thanks :)
Kim H
Date: 6/2/2014
This is genius! I hate how gross my toilet bowl gets from spraying, so I might have to try this!
Kristen Pack
Date: 6/2/2014
Wow, what a wonderful idea! Thanks!
Vicki Hall
Date: 6/2/2014
Awesome idea I was wondering how to do this. My husband would laugh too .
Date: 6/4/2014
What a great idea!
Stephanie Ann
Date: 6/5/2014
Thanks for posting. This is GREAT!!
Rosemarie Gonzalez
Date: 6/5/2014
This is a great idea!!! Definitely need to try this. Thanks!
judith martinez
Date: 6/5/2014
If I get a sprayer I might have to do this!
veronica carufel
Date: 6/6/2014
this is awesome!! Go figure we were just talking about what we could use as a diaper sprayer earlier this morning at our cloth diaper meet up! I will def be making one and trying it out for myself.
Sarah Call
Date: 6/6/2014
Love this idea!
Terra Pierce
Date: 6/6/2014
I need one of these!
Date: 6/6/2014
I am just getting ready to begin with cloth diapers but I will definitely tuck this away for when the newborn stage ends!
Date: 6/6/2014
I am just getting ready to begin with cloth diapers but I will definitely tuck this away for when the newborn stage ends!
Date: 6/6/2014
great idea....definitely giving this a try.
Britney L
Date: 6/6/2014
I would rather support SprayPal- small mom-owned business and made in the USA!
Sarah Mahoney
Date: 6/6/2014
this is awesome gives me a way to use one on vacation and not take my spray pal with me
Cassandra Rae
Date: 6/6/2014
This is genius! The handle feature is awesome! :)
Date: 6/6/2014
Looks so easy!
Cindy L
Date: 6/10/2014
Useful and look so easy to make
Kim O
Date: 6/10/2014
Great idea. I'll have to try this.
Melissa S
Date: 6/11/2014
This is clever and will work in a pinch!
Alicia Chen
Date: 6/14/2014
Perfect timing! The LO is just starting to eat pureed foods, we are getting ready for "big people" poop to show up!
Raquel Judy
Date: 6/18/2014
rosy moreno
Date: 7/10/2014
Great idea, saw this to late, already bought the spray pal one.
Date: 1/11/2015
How niffty! I think id like to try this
Candace Suarez
Date: 1/12/2015
This can be very useful!
Date: 4/10/2015
This is awesome! I have a vinegar bottle almost empty and I will be making this. I've been hesitant to spend money on one in case it's not as great as it seems. They reviews are always iffy.
Jessica Czapla
Date: 4/27/2015
This is great! I'm not sure if we'll be getting a sprayer, or just using our handheld shower head with a bucket in the bathtub, but if we do get a sprayer, I'm going to make one of these!
Jessica Czapla
Date: 4/28/2015
I'm going to look into the qd Diaper Sprayer; this would be perfect with it. I haven't stopped thinking about it since reading it yesterday.
Date: 2/22/2016
Thank you so much. Was hoping someone on the old interweb had a cheaper idea than $25 spray pal :)
B. L.
Date: 2/29/2016
This really needs something bigger than a milk jug and stronger than clothes pins. The vinegar bottle mentioned above might be a good alternative. I made this and the diaper hung way past the bottom and dipped into the toilet water, then the force from the water knocked it out of the pins and into the toilet bowl. I can't imagine how this works for anything other than small diapers.

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