Dirty nappies has long been the bane of moms who used recyclable diapers, which is one of the major reasons why disposable units have become so popular in recent time. With the increased focus on more sustainable lifestyles, though, cloth diapers have renewed their place among many parents’ arsenal of baby products.
With the growing use of bidets, it only makes sense for homeowners to find more and more uses for it. One very practical application of the pressurized contraption has been as a diaper sprayer, allowing moms to use it for hosing the soil off their babies’ cloth nappies before washing them.
The home bidet has been the easiest and most sanitary bathroom implement to use for cleaning dirty diapers. Just hold the soiled fabric over the toilet bowl and let the dirt wash off into the sewers, never to bother you again.
Hand-held bidets are the easiest to use for washing those nappies. Take the bidet on one hand while clutching at the diaper with the other and hose it down to your heart’s content. The solution has proven so good, in fact, that some wily marketers are now selling portable bidets as rebadged “diaper sprayers.” It’s still the exact same thing, just sold with a different use in mind.
Traditional & Toilet Seat Bidets
Fixed bidets, like the traditional and toilet seat variety can also be used as nappy sprayers, of course. In a similar way, take the diaper on one hand right over the bowl with your other hand on the controls. Be careful with spraying, though. You want to make sure the nozzle is aimed right at the nappy, lest get yourself sprayed on with an aerated gush of water!
That’s the question I was asked by a neighbor who was considering getting one. I didn’t know either. I have found bidets more sanitary and hygienic than spreading my soil with toilet paper but necessity was never an issue I really considered.
I asked a doctor and according to him, it medically isn’t. His argument made sense too. When it comes to cleaning the posterior and genital areas, toilet paper can do the trick when done right. If washing was ever a better option than wiping, then showering on the area should do the same thing.
He did note that it didn’t mean bidets weren’t helpful, though. For instance, bidets can assist cleaning for those with hemmorhoids and post-birth trauma in ways no other bathroom implement can. The same goes for seniors who will otherwise have a hard time cleaning their privates any other way.
“If bidets had a single source of appeal, it would be the comfort it lends to cleaning,” he added. After all, it is quite the hassle to do your business on the toilet then have to get up to wash in the shower. With bidets, you do it all in one place. If you have a unit with a warm air drier installed, you can even do your drying right on the same spot too.
So do I think bidets are necessary? For me, it is. I’ve been spoiled by its comforts and can’t imagine using the bathroom any other way. Once you try one, I’m almost certain you’re going to feel the same way.