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 .
*I* really love these. I'm on baby number two. I used snappis and prefolds/flats with my first, and was doing the same with this baby. This time around though, we made a few nappies (my mum is a professional seamstress, it's awesome). But, anyways, the outer layer of fabric, a tight cotton interlock, was too dense for the snappi to grab, which made things fiddly and annoying at nappy changes, as you'd take forever to get it just right. I can't do pins, as I truly would stab either myself or baby, so I decided to try these as I saw a lot of reviews around these being sharper. And yes, they are! I'm thrilled with them! They fasten my homemade preflats perfectly. And also work well with my stretchy flats, woven flats and regular prefolds. They do puncture the fabric, more like a nappy pin, where the snappy sort of grabs and holds the fabric, but doesn't necessarily go into it. I don't think they do any more damage then a nappy pin does. Just don't rip them out when you're taking nappy off and you'll be grand. The only thing I don't like, is they *are* harder to grab, they don't have a handy pull tab like the snappi does. I have small fingers, and don't mind. Plus, they're so grippy you don't have to do much to position them. But my husband hates them, he finds them difficult to grab and pull (he has much larger hands then I do) so he prefers snappis. I also like that they only have two grabby areas, where the snappi has three. I find the boingos way easier to position to keep the nappy in place. I found positioning the snappi in a way where it wouldn't pull the front of the nappy down could be a bit fiddly at times. With these, it isn't an issue. Alsooooo we do part time EC, so when we're home baby often doesn't have a cover on her nappy. The boingos stay put really well, and I don't worry about them catching and pulling off on anything, like my shirt if I have baby on my shoulder - this is something that happened occasionally with the snappi (usually the lower tab on it) and was mildly annoying. I'm pleased I got these, and plan to pick up another set as back up.
I use one at a time to keep the workhorse cotton closed. Work well!
I wanted to like this product but I will stay with the Snappi. It is really cute and I love all the colors, but it needs a little strap or handle to help pull it over without digging into your fingers. I didn't think it would make much of a difference, but it really does, especially if you're used to the Snappi design.
Well I haven’t tried using pins but these seem sturdier and don’t alter the shape of the diaper like snappis do. They’re a lot niftier and smaller to take around, and I often end up using just one for my fastens. A diapering win, in my opinion!