Finally A Solution w/o pins
So we have used cloth diapers for a while on & off we originally used a Snappi Fastner for someone with special needs and they worked ok but they seemed to narrow for use with larger diapers. We really couldn't get a secure fit with pins even after much practice though technically secured with diaper covers we thought there wasn't any way to secure diapers till these were recommended. Though there was a slight learning curve to get best fit. We have used them in many different types of cloth diapers(flats, prefolds, & fitted/contoured, we only had an issue with one fitted but it was the diaper itself as it has snaps near edges-2 day weight that snap together) & various materials and they held really well! We had 2 concerns/suggestions & 1 sort negative for our needs The Negative is the cost, though they secured the diapers we think they would be much better with 2 per side(depending on the diaper & fold) more so when using with special needs, older kids, teens or adults one of our PCA's is great with pins and she uses 2 pins per side, she is the one that recommended these to us. Again the covers do help but we don't want to rely just on a covers. Though we don't use cloth diapers all the time I would think at minimum would want 2-3 sets,1 in use 1 clean maybe a backup well that's $24-36 and if we used 2 per side it's $48-72. Where think we paid $12 for 5 Snappi's & there is a knockoff we haven't tried of these on "A" site $12 for 4 The concerns/suggestions is wish they had a case or something to store them in as the teeth on them are quite sharp & pointy(use caution we have stabbed ourselves). Like the Snappi had part that acted like a guard builtin we currently have them stuck in the bar of soap(did wonder if they would have same benefits) next to the pins we keep near the changing table(originally we used an old pill bottle). The other suggestion & not sure if just us but wish there was better way to grasp it while using it. With all this we still highly recommend them & we have talked to others that use them with those with special needs & they are used all ages and various cloth diapers. We will probably order another set. Will also say GMD CS was prompt at answering our email and overall very helpful and these were shipped quickly
Even though I really wanted to like these and I found they held the diapers on well, I found them too sharp. I cut my finger on one and was constantly worried I was going to do it again (especially with a wiggly toddler).
Baby Boy Approved
I love Boingo fasteners! They’re cute, extremely sturdy, and well designed. I can easily customize the fit and tightness of the diaper. As the mother of a baby boy, I struggled with the Snappi fasteners because bottom hook always needed to go right over his private parts. Because of this, I never hooked it securely, which resulted in a loose fit. But with the Boingo fasteners, I can secure the prefolds in the upper corners, like pins, and completely avoid hooking anything near my baby’s manhood. Note: Boingo fasteners are sharp! I’ve accidentally pricked myself a couple of times while diapering. Nevertheless, they’re my favorite.
Not a fan
I had high hopes for these diaper fasteners. I love the idea. They were very difficult to stretch. They do not have a good place to hold on to as you stretch them. The hooks are so sharp that in trying to put them on you end up cutting your hand.
Beginner friendly fastener
Used these with my older kids when they were in diapers and using these now with preemie twins (prefolds/half flats with wraps). Big fan of how I can use just one (for now) to secure a diaper while little baby legs are kicking wildly about.