Back in 2003, we used prefolds and plastic covers from Walmart during our foray into cloth diapers. We also used diaper pins. I was always afraid that I was going to poke C while fastening the prefold. I actually did several times. Several years later, a friend was changing her little boy's cloth diaper and she wasn't using diaper pins... She couldn't remember what it was called at the time, but I wished that I could find them and try them out.
Since then, we found those neat do-hickies that I admired. Although they aren't called 'do-hickies', but Snappis. Most Snappi retailers only have size 1 for a baby. But Snappi Baby also has a size 2 for toddlers. For those who want to use prefolds (which is less expensive) for their special needs child, the size 2 Snappi would be very good if you have the same dislike of diaper pins that I have.
Snappis are fairly easy to use. Cross the diaper tabs and attach the snappi on one side and then repeat on the other side. Pull the Snappi down and attach it to the front of the diaper. I've found that I really like the Snappi and while we just have the size 1 right now, with the proper tabs, it works very well. Most of the time, I do let J run around without a cover over the Snappi and he leaves it alone. However, it is recommended to have your child wear a cover when you're using a Snappi. Depending on how long J is in diapers, I would definitely consider getting some size 2 Snappis to use when he grows out of the size 1.
Buy it: Green Mountain Diapers carries both sizes of Snappis. For a 1-pack of size 1: $3.95. For a 1-pack of size 2: $4.55.
WIN IT: Snappi Baby sent us some extra Snappis size 1 to share. One (1) reader will win 2 1-packs of Snappis in white to use for their own little one.
***Giveaway CLOSED. Winner is The Jacobsen Family!***
This contest is open to the lower US only and ends August 28th, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT. The winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email as well as announced on Happily Southern. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen and notified
A big THANK YOU to Snappi Baby for providing the review & giveaway item! We were not compensated in any other way and the statements within this post are our own and honest opinions.