Use one at each side, or depending on fit, sometimes just one is needed. Pair of fasteners only. Diaper not included.
1. STRETCH Boingo prior to first use a few times
2. Hook Boingo to side of the diaper, pull stretching gently to the middle of the diaper and hook again
3. Repeat on opposite side
4. Cover with a diaper cover (not included). A wrap style cover is preferred. Keep the fastener away from baby and do not allow baby to hold the fastener.
Made with surgical grade silicone. Phthalate, BPA and PVC free! Made in Taiwan.
If you just tap the Boingo (or a Snappi) on the diaper without attaching it properly, then it is not on correctly and you won't like them. If you use it properly, it will work correctly. When you get a new Boingo (or Snappi Fastener), you need to break them in properly before using them. Stretch the new Boingo several times hard to stretch and soften up the new Boingo. After it has been initially warmed up like this, it becomes softer and more flexible. Then when you attach it to the diaper, it has some stretch to the material and it is easier to attach properly. Attach it so the teeth are grabbing the fabric. The teeth need to grab the fabric with a slight bit of tension on them to hold in place. If attached properly like this, then they stay put. ALWAYS use a cover over your fastened diaper no matter what brand of fastener you are using. Let me say this again. Do not use fasteners coverless. Use a diaper cover over your fastened diaper at all times. Keep fasteners out of baby's mouth (of course). Store them in something when not in use to keep the teeth safely stored away. A little paper or plastic baggie or a certain slot or compartment in your diaper bag, for example, will keep them safe and prevent them from getting lost.
Prefolds and Workhorse hold up very well to diaper fastener use. Flat diapers are better with pins than fasteners, but some choose to use fasteners (Boingos or Snappis) with their flats anyhow. Over time it can take a toll on the fabric of the flats since the grabbers do go into the fabric to hold them. To minimize wear on the fabric, always pull the fastener out to release the grippers from the fabric. Do not pull straight up on them, which will yank the grippers out of the fabric and can possibly damage the fabric. Releasing the gripper with a slight outward motion will let it out of the fabric properly and not cause problems. With a little logic and care, fasteners are wonderful and easy to use. See more pictures and a close up of the grabber teeth .
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I used these and the Snappi 10 years ago with my first child. I remember when they first became big. I don't have my second little one yet, but I knew I had to get these again. The blue marble is adorable and gender neutral! Definitely worth it. I like both these and the Snappis for different reasons and highly recommend getting both!
I have prefolds for my newborn, and am still going through the diaper learning curve. I ordered pins and a set of Boingos so we could try both options. My baby wiggles a lot during changes and the prospect of pinning is intense right now, but I can quickly grab a Boingo and hook it right on, and it has the perfect amount of tension. I will be adding more Boingos to my next order, it is such a relief to have them for changes.
I know a lot of people are team Snappi, but I just have always found them awkward and hard to use. The Boingos to me are like a modern version of pins. Use one for larger diapers, use two for smaller ones. I've never had a problem with them coming undone! I can close up the diaper a lot faster with one Boingo then I can with the weird, 3 point Snappi.