Snappis are another really great option to fasten a prefold. Made of a stretchy polyurethane, they have grippers similar to ace bandage closures (but bent back around, not poking down) which hold the prefold in place without pins. I love these. Those moms who like these, really love them a lot! Give one a try. Fastening your prefolds saves you money. How? They help keep poop off the covers because they hold everything in place better than just laying prefold in a cover unfastened. When covers stay clean longer, you don't really need to buy quite so many. Many moms feel that everything works better when the prefold is fastened. Give it a try! Use with woven fabrics such as prefolds, birdseye flat diapers or muslin flats, but not knit fabrics.
Because Snappis have 3 points to hold them, they stay in place and stay secure. You are supposed to use all three fastening points. Thus it makes sense to me (Karen) that the 3-point security of the Snappi is actually safer than other kinds of fasteners that we don't sell. Pinning still gets my vote as the best way to fasten a diaper, but I know not everyone likes to pin (I enjoy it!) so Snappis are the best alternative to pins. Always use a cover over it and do not allow baby to play with or pull at Snappis. CPSIA compliant. Made in South Africa.
Keep Snappis out of the sun since they are not UV resistant. Replace Snappis if you notice wear or after 6 months of use.
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Triple Packs, size 1:
New Toddler Size. Most people won't need this size, but if it does become needed, it is nice to have this bigger size option. Available in Grey, Green Orange only.
Before first use, break in your Snappis. Stretch the Snappi® by holding it in the center with one hand and with your other hand, grab close to the end of one of the arms, avoiding the sharp teeth, and pull. Do not grab the Snappi by the loops. Repeat this about 10 times for each arm. You will notice the material begin to soften up and become more elastic. Once you do this for each arm your Snappi Diaper Fastener is ready for use!
Holding the diaper in place with one hand, attach the Snappi® with the other hand in 3 simple easy steps: Hook Left, Hook Right, Hook Center.
Please see detailed instructions.
Bought the toddler size for my 40+ 2 year old and they work wonderfully, love this product. I use the regular size for my 7 month old with muslin, prefolds, or just birdseye flats. Work for everything!
We bought some new colors for our new baby on the way, but its all we used for our first. We used them with the workhorse from birth to 18 months.
As a newby to cloth, I thought these were super intuitive and easy to use on flats and snapless fitteds. Mine still need some more stretching (they are a little tight), but I plan to use them for a long while. Word to the wise: watch the teeth, as they are sharp.
They work great. Better than pins (in my opinion)