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 .
We used Snappis until they started to compress our boy in the front at around 4 months old. The Boingo clips completely solve this problem. They stay in place very well for us. They are easy for me to put on him, but my husband has a harder time because his larger fingers can't grasp the end of the clip without him touching the sharp teeth. But he deals with it, and our boy is very comfortable!
I am a first time mom, so I don't have much to compare to, but I really like these Boingos! They are very easy to use and quick to put on. I use them on the workhorse organic cotton and they work well. I do have to make sure that the Boingo is far from my baby because the prongs are a bit sharp. I also like that they are made with surgical grade silicone. Would definitely recommend!
I love these on my 10 month old. I find that sometimes it is hard to stretch a Snappi across his hips, but I can quickly and easily place the Boingos, even with his wiggling around. They do not stay in place as well as a Snappi, but I have mainly found this to be an issue only if he isn't wearing a diaper cover. If he wears a cover, it really hasn't been a problem and is easier than stretching a Snappi across his little pot belly. Readers please note: Always use a diaper cover over a Boingo or a Snappi Fastener.
I tried using these on my newborn with Green Mountain newborn prefolds. The Boingo fasteners easily detached inside the diaper cover, which worried me because if it had touched the baby's skin then it would have scratched or poked him. The Boingo also seemed to put temporary holes in my prefolds and pull at the threads, which also worried me because I do not want to ruin my diapers. Additionally, I tried these with flour sack towels from Walmart that I am using as flats. The Boingo did not stay on at all, so the fasteners are useless to me now. I will buy a Snappi next time around.
I really like the Boingos. I feel like I can get as good a fit as I do with pins. With the Snappi, It ends up pulling so the top of the diaper bunches up and doesn't make for a smooth front.