Cloth Diaper Accessories You’ve Never Heard Of

If you think the only accessories made for cloth diapers are wet bags, snappis, and diaper sprayers then think again!  There are several products that have been released in the past couple of years.  Not all of them are necessary in that you have to have them to cloth diaper, but some might be just what you were looking for… or maybe not.


spray-palThe Spray Pal:

This little device is like a diaper clipboard.  Your poopy filled diaper clips on and protective sides unfold around it like a cubicle of sorts.  While your diaper is “in the office” you spray the poop off, keeping the poop spray particles off of other furniture and walls (or yourself).  For some people this has been exactly what they were looking for.  Others find it just one more thing to clean poop off of.

Find more about these on, including a demo video showing how they work, which will make the lights go on a little more than the photo.



First there were pins, then the game changing Snappi. Then came Boingo- a pin/snappi hybrid. The Boingo has the grippy tines of a snappi and the same stretchy rubber, but there are two that go on each side of a prefold, fitted, or flat. I’ve used them and still prefer my Snappi but these can come in handy to extend the life of a prefold that is too small to use with a snappi. With no center holding the diaper sometimes they can be more of a challenge to keep the diaper together (in my experience).  While not as obscure as some of the others here on the list I decided to include it because I still encounter experienced cloth diapering parents who haven’t heard of them.

Find them at many cloth diaper stores online or locally.

butlerThe Cloth Diaper Butler

Finally! A butler who will wash my cloth diapers! Edit- I read the website and learned this is not a butler who washes cloth diapers. Sorry! So it is actually a device that is meant to clip onto your cloth diaper and be a counterweight so that it can soak in your toilet without you holding it in place. Then you can spray the diaper holding the handle. My fear has been “how do you transport the soaking wet diaper from toilet to pail/bag” so maybe you have an idea for that?

Find out more on


diaperDuckThe Diaper Duck

This is a rare object indeed, an artifact from long ago that is still sold and still gets the job done.  The job being “wringing out diapers” that are sopping wet.  Maybe this is a good companion to the Cloth Diaper Butler?!  Lots of readers brought this item to my attention during the Flats and Handwashing Challenge because, for most of us, the wringing out of diapers to expedite air drying after handwashing was the most laborious task.  If you handwash diapers (prefolds or flats) then the Diaper Duck could be the answers to your prayers!

Find it if you can…. 

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  • brittany nicks

    Butler and diaper duck would be handfor those who can’t use a sprayer! We bought a utility sink with a spray handle so it does all these jobs!!!

  • Nicolette

    I got my Spray-Pal this week and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! I’m able to be far more thorough with my sprayer with no threat of splash & no touching poopy water. I just drop the diaper and Spray-Pal in my pail when I’m done and it’s ready for the next use.

    best. invention. ever!

  • Kim, I’ve read that people using the Butler keep a wet bag or pail in their bathroom. So all they need to do is pull the bag or pail up next to the toilet and drop the wet diaper in. =)

  • diaperdunker

    We have, and love the diaper butler. The trick to putting it in the wet bag is letting it drip dry by hanging it up on the toilet seat in the up position. The handle sits between the toilet seat lid and toilet seat. It takes a couple of minutes to drip dry, then we move the whole thing to the wet bag hanging on the doorknob. We got a half-moon shaped hanging wet bag so it stays open when we’re putting the diaper in there. We also have a tiny bathroom, so it doesn’t have a long ways to travel.

  • Get rubber gloves for spraying and flushing diapers. They cost a couple of dollars at the grocery store. This way I can always squeeze the water out of the diaper before I drop it in the diaper pail.

    • And I keep the diaper pail in the bathroom. I wasn’t aware that so many people don’t.

  • Jessica

    Love the idea of the Spray-Pal. I use a small plastic cutting board, place it in the toilet, put the diaper on top, then spary away. Sometimes I get excess spray, but I found the board helps a lot.

    • kimrosas

      I hope you Sharpied that one in big letters “poop tray” just tonavoid any future incidents….
      Please excuse typos and brevity. Sent from my iPhone

  • I notice that a lot of these accessories are tools to avoid actually touching dirty diapers. Things like the Diaper Butler, or the various sprayer and bucket combos. I touch so many gross things in my daily life as a mom, for example last month I caught vomit in my bare hands and just tonight I was wrist deep in ground up meat and eggs making dinner, poop doesn’t faze me a bit.

    Am I alone in thinking it’s no big deal to rinse out the soiled diapers in the toilet? My bathroom sink and hand soap are RIGHT THERE next to the toilet. I don’t even have to take a step to wash my hands.

    And while I was typing this, my 2 year old son used my hair as a tissue to wipe his nose…

    • kimrosas

      I see that as well. It is something new to cloth parents hate… and of course some people will always try to avoid it. I’m far less pick now than I used to be about it.

      • I’m all for anything that gets people out of disposable and into cloth, but my husband figured out after three weeks that parenthood means you will touch poop and he just got over it. (I’m the oldest of 4 kids and I had already been baptized by poop before I became a mother.)

  • I love, love, love my Spray Pal. It’s about time for me…I can spray off the dirty diaper so much quicker now because I can have the spray on full force and the poop won’t splatter all over the bathroom. It keeps me cloth diapering.

  • Kelly Sangree

    You can also get a Diaper Duck at – they also have the old, cheap-but-effective Dappi diapers and covers at that site. Nowhere near as nice as econobum in thickness, but way better than Gerber.

  • gfly

    The Cloth Diaper Butler is great for spraying. The cloth doesn’t fold in on itself and I can spray off the otherwise hidden crevices. My diaper pail is next to the toilet so it is a very easy transfer. And of course if my dipe needs a soak, I can soak it without if falling into the toilet or bucket.

  • FeistyIrishWench

    The Diaper Duck source link comes up with a 404 error. Nicki’s Diapers still carries it, and I’m trying to locate the other source where I got mine. But I thought you might want to know in case you knew of another source for it.