If you're anything like me, when you're first shopping for cloth diapers you are looking at diapers that look and work the most like disposables, that is with the velcro fastening system in the front. Some of my verys first diapers were DryBee's pockets, they served me well and it was quite some time before I actually bought and tried my first side-snapping diapers.
At first glance side-snapping diapers might look tricky to use or hard to fasten on a squirming baby, I assure you they are not. In fact there are a lot of benefits to side-snapping diapers that you might not know about.
- They are HIGHLY adjustable, top and bottom snaps, usually with a minimum of 4 settings give these diapers as close to a perfect fit as you can imagine.
- While most children have aplix and front snapping diapers all figured out sooner than later, side-snaps seem to confuse babies and toddlers, making it harder for them to undo and take off completely at the most inopportune times. (We've all been there, baby takes poopy diaper off hands it to you and it's too late, you have a huge mess to clean up!)
- A solid layer of PUL across the tummy is perfect for tummy sleeping babies. Some diapers have a tendency to wick through the stitching around the aplix, with side-snapping diapers there is no such problem.
Do you love side-snapping diapers? Green Acre Designs, KnickerNappies, something else? Show your love by posting your comments and questions below.