When Jennifer at Earthy Crunchy Mama tweeted about Boingo cloth diaper fasteners as a fun and easy alternative to Snappi’s, it really caught my eye! I used to poke myself quite a bit with Snappi fasteners, so the only one that remains in my stash is now gathering dust on a shelf. It really made my day when Jennifer sent us a set of Boingo fasteners to try out.
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Here is the set Jennifer sent me to review. The color is Punky Pink:
The directions were quick and easy to follow. I simply gave each Boingo fastener a good preliminary stretch, wrapped a prefold around Susanna and then held each wing tightly as I put the Boingos in place, one at a time.
You can use the Boingo fastener with prefolds, flats, fitteds and contours. Now, just in case you’re not familiar with its closest rival, the Snappi, here’s how the Snappi looks on Susanna using the same diaper:
Having tried both of these fasteners, I vastly prefer the Boingo. Why?
- I haven’t accidentally scratched myself once on the sharp little gripper teeth while using my Boingo, whereas I was constantly poking myself with the Snappi. I think the difference is due to the fact that the Boingo teeth are set at a slightly downward angle, making them a little safer. I took this photo to show the two fasteners, one on top of the other, and you can see that the Snappi teeth actually angle upward a bit. Ouch! Does the difference in angle make the Boingo any less effective in securing the diaper? Not in my testing! It works just as well as the Snappi.
- The Boingo fasteners are one-size-fits-all. They don’t have to stretch all the way across the diaper like a Snappi, so they will work just as well for older babies and toddlers. Snappi comes in two different sizes.
- Boingo fasteners only have two pressure points; there is no compression on the crotch area as with a Snappi.
Here are the fun colors you get to choose from:
I hope you’ll love them as much as we do!
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