The patented Snappi diaper fastener was created to replace diaper pins, ensuring safer and more secure performance.
Snappi sent us a 3-pack of fasteners in exchange for an honest review. Snappi just introduced some stylish new colors (Orchid, Scuba, Bamboo, Baltic and Coral).
The packaging has also been updated with a cute little penguin.
Snappi’s are made from a flexible, non-toxic and latex-free material which stretches to grip your diaper at three points. Each end of a Snappi diaper fastener has tiny little teeth that gently grab the fabric. There’s also a safety loop on each end which covers the sharp teeth when not in use.
Here is a closeup:
You’ll definitely want to keep a small assortment of Snappi’s on hand if small things to get misplaced in your house. Luckily, they come in packs of 3 (boy, girl and gender-neutral) for about $10, so it’s very easy to start a collection.
Stretch your Snappi fastener before using; this will help lengthen it a bit, and give it more flexibility. When putting a Snappi on, you shouldn’t grab the thin safety loop but instead grasp the sturdy middle portion where the word “Snappi” appears.
I usually hook the left first, then stretch over the right wing, and then finish by pulling the Snappi down and securing it to the crotch area. You have a 3-point system to secure a flat or prefold and help it stay in place better under a cover, or by itself as your baby moves around.
Here’s a video which shows how to use a Snappi. It takes 10 seconds or less to get it on the diaper.
As you can see, there’s not a learning curve when it comes to Snappi fasteners. It’s easy as 1-2-3, literally. When we first started using Snappi’s years ago, I had to be careful about scratching myself while getting the diaper on, because I’m just a naturally clumsy person and I get distracted. But I feel more like a pro now and that doesn’t happen anymore. 🙂
Two things you’ll want to be aware of with Snappi fasteners:
- It is recommended that you replace your Snappi’s after 6 months, or as soon as you see any type of damage or weak spots
- They don’t grip very smooth or tightly woven fabrics as well – (flannel, jersey and 100% bamboo)
- Older babies or toddlers may be able to remove them, but this isn’t a problem if you’ve got a cover on top.
Despite the few small negatives, Snappi’s are the most popular fastener on the market right now. With over 80 million Snappi’s sold worldwide, it’s a successful and time-tested brand. I’ve used Snappi’s for many years and can attest to their performance and durability.
You can buy Snappi fasteners on their website (via Amazon) or from select cloth diaper retailers.
Giveaway: CLOSED Snappi would like to give away a 3-pack of their diaper fasteners. This giveaway is open to US residents only. Good luck!