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150 of 153 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2011
This product is a must for cloth diapering. There are some bad reviews out there about the product leaking, and here is why. The product comes with an all metal separate valve from your toilet valve in the wall. This part seems to be of quality, however, the hose that connects the valve to the sprayer is just 1/4" plastic. The plastic hose pushes into the connectors of the valve and sprayer, that's why no tools are required. It is not made to handle most houses water pressure. However, you can easily get around this by not turning up your water pressure at the valve in the wall behind the toilet past halfway. Now, this will cause your toilet tank to take an awful long time to fill up. You can solve this by simply putting a water filled gallon milk jug in the tank. It will take up space, allow the tank to fill just as fast (and will save you on your water bill!) Plus you will be flushing every time you clean a diaper, so it's good to use less water.

So while it can leak if you don't find a simple and easy work around, it is a great product and prevents you from having to "dunk" the diapers in the toilet!
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69 of 74 people found the following review helpful
on December 2, 2012
We love the sprayer, and we've actually found it's made really well. We've used it through cloth diapering two babies now and haven't had any issues with it's functioning. In the beginning we did have trouble with the splatter (it wasn't the sprayer's fault) when we turned up the pressure. I did some Google research and came across a product called Spray Pal. It encloses the dirty diaper and contains all the mess, so I can use the sprayer at full pressure. I feel that this sprayer and the Spray Pal help keep the stinkies and stains away from my CDs. They should sell them as a bundle!
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101 of 112 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2010
First, the pros:
Particularly for parents who are cloth-diapering and babies in the pre-solids stage, a diaper sprayer is a great alternative to sticking your hands in toilet water to get them rinsed off. And to answer those reviewers who claim this can't be used without making a poo-water mess all over the bathroom floor and toilet, I would argue that they likely haven't given themselves time to get the technique down. I had the same experience when I first started using it, but over the last few months I've become pretty adept at rarely getting any splashing outside the bowl (and small splashes when they do happen -- nothing to fret about). Also, be aware that the on/off spigot doesn't have to be pushed all the way over, which can help decrease the water pressure a bit and give you a little more control over the spray. Being able to quickly spray off dirty diapers has really gone a long way to helping me keep them from too much staining, and makes me feel much better about throwing them in my nice clean washer!

The cons:
The first thing is the necessity of having a flexible line into the tank, which other reviewers have mentioned. It was an oversight in the directions, but it's not too tricky to solve -- just go to the hardware store and get a flexible line. No biggie.
Secondly, and the thing that bothers me the most, is the ease with which this becomes a very leaky little gadget. The directions clearly warn against leaving the spigot on after you're done spraying, because the pressure will build up in the tubing and damage it. So I'll give them credit for the warning, but really, we're human, and most of us are capable of forgetting little things like this once in a while. In the 3-4 months I've been using it, I've forgotten a total of two times (easily forgivable, you would think), but after the first time I forgot, it's leaked ever since. Really? One moment of distraction and I'm penalized forever? It still works, and typically only leaks when I'm pressing the release trigger, so my hand is already over the toilet bowl and it's only clean water leaking over my hand into the bowl, so it's not the end of the world (though it does continue to drip a bit after I've hung it back up). But I just feel that, for this price, and for such a well-known brand name in the cloth diapering community, it should be a little sturdier and more forgiving than this. I would beat myself up for forgetting to turn off the water those couple times, but really, should I have to?

All in all, I'm glad I bought it -- it has certainly made cloth diapering all the more rewarding and far more doable than skeptics claim. My charge to bumGenius is simply this: sturdy up your waterworks, add a warning about the flexible line, and you'll have an absolutely A+ product.
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66 of 75 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2010
You can make your own for 1/2 the cost, literally. On YouTube there's a DIY video on how to make this, the most expensive part is the spray head kit that comes with the hose. It can run about $10. I don't have anything to turn on and off, I just use the spray head whenever I need it. I use a 3M hook on the side of the toilet to hang the head up on. There's lots of pressure and it DOES save time to have something along these lines for cloth diapering. Highly recommend either buying this or making your own if you're on a budget.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2011
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Pros...its easy to install and works great right out of the box. A diaper sprayer is a must have for those using cloth diapers.

Cons...its poorly constructed and cannot be easily repaired (when it inevitably breaks)

The problem with devices like this, is that they are designed to require proprietary replacement parts. But based on a relatively low cost, it isn't contacting the manufacturer. The valve on mine stopped working after 7 months. Fearing a leak when not around to stop it, I was hoping to repair it by making a quick trip the local home improvement store. I hit one roadblock after another trying to get parts to both thread AND seal. I could get one and not the other.

I am not a plumber, but have some common knowledge. I could not find a replacement valve stem. Nor could I find another compatible valve. This tells me that the manufacturer knew it would probably one day break, and that they didn't want me to be able to fix what I would otherwise have to replace, by buying a new sprayer. Another sale for them right? ...WRONG!

I am looking into making one from scratch, using quality parts. It will cost around the same amount and last until my baby again uses diapers but for seniors. If I can find a good parts list, I'll post it. I would not buy this product again even though I NEED a sprayer. I will sooner run a garden hose in the window. Bum Genius - Make a better product please....because I'm not sure which is crappier....my babies diapers, or your sprayer.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2009
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The only drawback is that it is not explained upfront that you'll have to have a flexible supply line leading from the stop valve to the toilet tank in order to use this product.

Otherwise this is a very well made and useful product.
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50 of 59 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2010
I have had the Bum Genius sprayer for about a year and a half. I was loving it for rinsing out the potty until one night my son woke up to a flooded bathroom, which had leaked through the venting system into the air/heat unit! There was two inches of water on the basement floor. The piece that adjusts the spray volume (where it is attached to the toilet piping) had broken out leaving the water running through the unit like a watering hose. If you currently own one I would immediately contact the manufacturer and recommend disconnecting it!
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2013
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I cloth diaper triplets and thought I'd save money by just dunking/swishing dirty diapers. After 9 months of doing that, my back was killing me and I dreaded dirty diapers even more than the average person should! My husband made a sprayer using parts from the hardware store, but we had hardly any pressure behind the spray, and I still had to dunk and swish. We finally decided to purchase this sprayer, and it is AWESOME! We've never had a leak. The pressure is very strong and adjustable. And installation is a cinch! I did it myself in about 3 minutes. I don't know why I waited so long to get this! It is a must-have for cloth diapering in my book. We've had it now for about a year, and I haven't had a single problem with it. I recommend this sprayer to all my mom friends who are starting to cloth diaper.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 2014
If you got some s***** diapers this is the tool YOU NEED. This little bada** needs to come with some lighting bolts painted on it cause the jet stream this baby puts out will clean your diapers in a flash. DEFINITELY, invest in something to tarp your wall in because one bad angle and you are going to be showing off your new "s*** stained" accent wall in your bathroom. I suggest when you make this purchase you invest in health insurance and some goggles. The water flow actually PULVERIZES the crap into aerosol particles that, upon landing on your eyes will induce pink-eye faster than a friend farting on your pillow. Additionally, as your spawn gains autonomy, NEVER.... EVER... teach them how to operate the water hose of death. It will become a new game I like to call "SWEETHEART PUT THE HOSE DOWN AND LET DADDY IN THE F'IN BATHROOM."

Totally worth the money and the environmental impact.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2011
It really boils down to the way and where the connection to the toilet is. Many people online show off the homemade version using basic items found at every big box hardware store. My wife went with this as she has alot of the "bum genius" items. So whats the problem? They want you to attempt to get a seal by connecting the flex hose found on all newer toilets to the base of there T fitting and screw the T fitting into the base of the tank. If you look at the base of the tank and the flex hose you see how they mate up and with little tension you get an adequate seal. The fitting supplied has a fancy on off valve but is otherwise junk. Due to the overall length you will likely have your flex hose now at an angle and nothing on the inner portion of the flex hose/T fitting that will mate up like that found on the base of the toilet drain. To top it off, this is the most expensive one 40$ soemthing bucks. You can buy equivilent at the box store and connect the brass T fitting you buy directly post water shut-off, then the flex hose directly to the tank bse as it was intended. You will have a better set up, longer lasting, less headach and still have 20$ left over. "bum genius" my ass.
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