I never really got the hang of diaper pins when I first started out with prefolds. In fact, the only thing I liked about them was the price! So I was happy to discover that folding a prefold in thirds and laying it inside a cover worked very well and required no pinning.
Today’s guest post is from Anne, blogging over at Zephyr Hill. Anne is a homeschooling, cloth diapering mom of 7, who somehow manages to find the time to blog about family life, recipes, everything cloth diapers and rural living.
But sometimes it’s good to use fasteners. Babies are wiggly and toddlers are super active; making the diaper stay put really gives you extra insurance against shifting and leaks. Snappi and Boingo fasteners both work well to accomplish this.
Both use tiny little plastic teeth to grip the diaper fabric on either side.
You might wonder what the difference between the two is.
The Snappi fastener has three pressure points – one on each wing and one on the crotch. You grip the wing on one side, stretch the Snappi over to the other side, and once the wings are secured, pull down and fasten the third tab in the crotch area.
Boingos are also made to stretch, but you put one on each side, so they work in pairs. There’s also no pressure point on the crotch, which I actually prefer.
When using a Boingo with a tiny newborn, only one might be needed to do the job!
Do you pin or fasten your prefolds, or just lay them in covers? What works best for your baby?
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