Our family – finally! – ventured into the world of bidets/diaper sprayers a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been wanting a diaper sprayer for awhile and my husband was sold on bidets while living in Argentina ten years ago. I used to be totally resistant to the idea of a bidet, but now that I’m tapping into my Washington granola roots, I was ready to try it. I know Americans get all weird about the concept, but it’s eco and pocket friendly. Father’s Day seemed like a good time to finally bite the bullet and buy one.
Hubby would have preferred a different style of bidet, but my goal was really to have something to spray off soiled cloth diapers. So, the sprayer bidet turned out to be a compromise choice. Plus, many of the bidet websites recommended it as a terrific modern bidet solution (it’s not). So, I researched and felt overwhelmed by choosing between models that all looked the same to me. I heard about the Sigma Diaper Sprayer from a twitter friend and decided to purchase it from The Changing Pad because they offered free shipping, which is a big way to this thrifty girl’s heart, and a 60 day money back guarantee.
The diaper sprayer arrived quickly with a personal note from Amanda, the owner of The Changing Pad, and a complimentary cloth wipe (perfect size, soft, washes well). I think that small business owners who sell cloth diapers have some of the best customer service I have ever experienced and Amanda was no exception! My husband installed it quickly and easily with no problems. For once, I was eager for my son to poo so we could try it out…he didn’t keep us waiting long.
Now that I have a diaper sprayer, I wonder why I swished for so long! My husband seemed a bit dubious at first, but the Sigma has a strong spray and it’s easy to direct it just where you need it. Since I used a hanging wet bag, it’s nice to be able to rinse the diapers without having to dunk, soak, and squeeze. If you are using a pocket diaper, I definitely recommend removing the insert before using the sprayer on a heavily soiled diaper. I will say that I also find that the water does have a tendency to spray more than your diaper, so I’ve learned to lift the lid and spray low.
In addition to using and reviewing this as a diaper sprayer, I’d hoped to write a glowing review for my Lazy Environmentalist Test as well, but no such luck. It doesn’t quite work as a comfortable bidet…wow, this is an awkward thing to write about. I am planning on purchasing a toilet seat bidet, a style that is not as expensive as a full size, but hopefully better performing than a sprayer.
The bottom line: I highly recommend the Sigma as an affordable, efficient diaper sprayer. As a bidet? Not so much.