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I am few dollars away from the required amount for free shipping at on a website. Should I buy the minishower sprayer or more diapers.<br><br>
I am expecting my first in April and not sure which diapers I will like and which our baby will fit into well. I am trying some prefolds, fitteds, and pockets to see what works for us and decide what to buy for daycare.<br><br>
Should I invest in a minisprayer now or wait until I really need it?<br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
Amy
 

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Well, if you are going to breastfeed, you won't really need a sprayer until you introduce solids. Plus, I have heard that you can get the components for a sprayer for like $15 at home depot. I would buy diapers because you will def. need them.
 

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Here are the instruction. I am going to have dh make mine this weekend. Woo hoo. I have been wanting one for like a year now.<br><a href="http://www.diaperpin.com/forum04/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=32574&SearchTerms=diaper,sprayer" target="_blank">http://www.diaperpin.com/forum04/top...diaper,sprayer</a>
 

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I know a lot of people say that BFed NB poo doesn't need to be sprayed, so I may just be the exception, but my NB's EBF poo doesn't come out of the dipes unless I spray it off before it goes in the machine...
 

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our minishower is still in the box almost four months later . . . But I used it to get to the free shipping too. . . I figure we'll need it, and I was buying stuff while I was still working. . .
 

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I love my ms and would recommend them up and down. I don't like getting poo all over my hands and this makes clean up EZ!!
 

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I would get diapers. You don't need the minisprayer - for your newborn BF poops, just toss the whole diaper into the pail. Even for my two year olds poops, I just shake off the big chunks into the toilet and toss the rest in the pail. I guess I am a lazy washer! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But I have talked to more moms who do it this way than not. It is way easier than swishing or spraying, and the occassional stain can be sunned out.<br>
My motto is, keep it simple! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I love our minishower. We bought it used though for $20 on the tp. I am not sure it would be worth it to me to spend $45 or whatever they retail for new. And I agree, newborn breastfed baby poops dont really necessitate a minishower's strength, at least not for us anyway. I just rinsed them off in the bathroom sink before washing them. Since dd has been on solids though, the minishower really comes in handy. Dh doesnt like it, he cant figure out how to use it without spraying water all over. But I like so much better than the dunk and swirl.
 

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I've put the same question to myself a couple times recently. I have a 7mo old who is still exclusively BF'd. So far tossing the whole poopy diaper into the pail - no rinsing, even - is working just fine for us. I'm thinking I'll bookmark those instructions to make one and have my DH make one once I actually feel like I might need it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If you're a few dollars away from free shipping, I'd just spend it on some extra diapers or accessories just to nudge you over the edge.
 

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We love our mini-shower!!! My dh couldn't live without it, LOL. Everytime we're talking to other parents about cloth diapering, he says, "Get the mini-shower!!!" :) Even though you don't have to rinse diapers off when babies are breastfed, our stained if we didn't. If you don't care about the stains, skip the mini-shower. But, if you plan on doing *any* sort of dunking, I'd get the ms. Now, we HAVE to use our mini-shower because we have funky plumbing and can't have any waste going into our washer - it ends up having to be pumped through a sump pump into the sewage system, so we don't have a choice. Either way, have fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks everyone. I definitely plan on eventually getting a minishower, but I bought an extra diaper and a Moby wrap carrier instead. My husband wanted to me to get the wrap instead.<br><br>
We should get a lot more use out of the carrier and extra diaper in the beginning.<br><br>
Thanks<br><br>
Amy
 
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