I was having a conversation with my husband today about why I love diapers with out snaps or aplix. He even asked to learn how to pin today! So I taught him and he got it!. I am so proud of him. Then we talked about what are the benefits of using pins and snappis and why people like using them over snaps or aplix.
While some may think using pins is old fashioned, there are several great reasons why they are my top fastening choice. I hear many times Mamas saying that their little one can easily take off their snapped or aplix diapers and making a huge mess. With locking head pins it is nearly impossible for them to do this. Even up to age 5 opening one is tricky.
Pinning also allows for great size adjustability, and NO diaper snakes in the wash! NO yellowed, curled, and fuzzied aplix either.
You aren't confined by specific snap placement and also don't have to worry about your snaps getting mishapen in the dryer, causing them not to snap properly.
Often times you can get a pinnable diaper to fit a super small baby all they way up to a chunky toddler. This makes Pinnable diapers so much more economical. The bottom line is they last longer, and they fit longer.
It does take some practice to get pinning right, but once you get it you will love it!
Here are some key tips I tell my customers.
1) make sure that you have 2 fingers on the underside of the fabric to protect baby.
2) pull fabric so it is stretched tight.
3) enter the fabric so the pin is positioned horizontally and come back out through the fabric about an inch away from where you entered.
4) Buy good quality sharp pins. I buy curved metal locking head pins.
The fabrics I chose in my diapers are easy to pin and snappi, the pins glide through the Organic Bamboo/Cotton terry like butter and the snappis grab hold of the terry loops easily as well. Check out my Flexible Fitteds and Night Righters in my etsy shop!