I really do love to pin! Nothing beats the custom-fit and comfort of a pinned prefold or flat diaper. A pinned diaper is so classic, comfortable and adorable. After much frustration trying to find excellent diaper pins, we had our own made for Green Mountain Diapers to our specifications. I am very happy with these pins. Sharp pins slide through fabric more easily than blunt pins. Lubricating pins by pushing the point into a bar of Ivory soap or other bar soap before using helps any pin slide, so do lubricate your pins! The stainless steel part of the pin needs to be sturdy enough not to bend when you slide them through fabric. These pins are both sharp and firm and without burrs. Good pins do make pinning a little easier. They don't have fancy box packaging. These are sturdier and stronger than the cheaper pins. Do not buy painted metal head pins unless the seller can show you that they have been tested for lead paint and can show you the CPSIA compliance certification of their current stock of pins (which is pretty unlikely due to the low profitability of selling diapers pins compared to the very high cost of the testing and certification). We recommend choosing plastic-head pins such as these or our free pins and avoid painted metal for your safety and baby's safety.
These pins are open stock without packaging. That saves money and materials. They have slide-lock baby-safe heads. Always use a cover over diaper pins or other diaper fasteners. Made in Malaysia.
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Slide-Lock Head means that the colored part on the head of the pin slides up to unlock the pin. Pinch it back down to lock the pin after you close it. You can't get it open until you pull up on the colored part of the pin head. Then once that is pulled up and you can see the little metal part that the arrow is pointing to, then you are able to open the pin.
Sometimes customers don't know that you have to slide the head up to open the pin and they can't get them open. The pins aren't defective if you can't get it open if the head is not slide into the up. The fact that grown-ups can't get the pins open when they don't know the the "trick" about needing to slide the pin head up shows that they really are secure!
I was nervous about using pins but I want to extend the life of my diapers for future babies, so I took the plunge. These took me a few times to get the hang of, but the quality is much better (metal instead of plastic parts) and due to the locking head I don't worry that they will come undone and poke baby!
So sharp and simple. I love how easily they lock.
I stabbed myself the very first time I tried to pin a diaper; but I've since figured out how to use them without poking myself. I feel it's important to note that the first time I used these, I was pinning a prefold and hit the seam on the thickest part of the diaper... After discovering where to pin a prefold; I can now use them on all my flats and prefolds. They glide through our flats (both birdseye and muslin) easier than the others I've tried; and they hold very well; but I don't have the same luck with the prefolds. (I'm not sure why, but this is the only brand that secures a tight enough fit for use without a cover; which I and my baby appreciate!) If I ever need to buy more, it'll definitely be these!
I love to use pins! These are by far, my favorite! ♡
Neat little gadget! Easy to use and durable pin!