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Friday, March 25, 2011

A New Twist to Prefolds

 So, my daughter isn't such a big fan of Snappis.  It's not that I don't love them or think they're an awesome cloth diapering innovation--I do, but my little Bunny just doesn't.  I think they must feel uncomfortable against her bony hips or something--I figure it has something to do with her build.  I'm not sure what the issue is, but they just don't work well for us.  Besides, we like to go coverless and it's not safe to go coverless with a Snappi.  But if you want to go coverless with a prefold, you normally use pins--which I find very awkward to use.  Using them triples our time at the changing table, not to mention increasing my anxiety levels.  When we're not going coverless, we're usually using wool, so the tri-folding in a wrap isn't a convenient option for us--besides the fact that I hate the extra bulk of that diapering style.  

Before I had snap pliers from Kamsnaps.com, I had successfully added velcro to some prefolds and found that was a viable option when Bunny was small.  But she's bigger now and opening velcro is one of her favorite pastimes.  So, I decided I'd experiment with snaps.  (Remind me to do a proper tutorial on this someday soon).  I laid my daughter in the prefold and adjusted it to fit her, then made pencil markings where the back and the front of the diaper met, and added snaps to those spots.  Later, I added a couple more rows of snaps both in the closure "tabs" and the front row to accommodate growth.  Here are some of the finished products:

They worked so well that I've started adding snaps to all my prefolds.  If I want to, I can still use them the old fashioned way, or even remove the snaps, but since I love using them in this fashion so much, I don't see that happening.


Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I'd love to see a photo of it on her. I think that's a great idea!

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I'd love a tutorial when you get some time :)

SondraMama said...

sold!! totally a good idea!!!
we cant use the snappi because it squishes my sons .... privates. poor guy =/