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    • Snaps -- Votes: 9
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cloth diaper Katie[ღ]Siℓas 17 kids; Grand Haven, Michigan 2071 posts
14th Jan '13

Do you ladies prefer Snaps or Velcro? Have any tried both? Which ones work better? I imagine the velcro works best to keep a snug fit, but I could be wrong so poll :D

Piecey. Due May 13; 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 64874 posts
14th Jan '13

I prefer snaps. They seem to hold up better and just look better in the long run. Velcro is nice on a wiggly newborn though.

*C-Ya* 143 kids; Charles City, Iowa 6768 posts
14th Jan '13

I tried both. Snaps were fine when she was little, but when she started moving velcro was easier. My husband only liked the velcro. My velcro diapers held up really well, after a little over a year use they were still very sticky and only a couple had started to curl a little at the edge. And I mean just barely. :) Good luck.

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
14th Jan '13

I actually prefer pull on covers, but I do like my snapping covers as they seem less likely to come undone. Granted when my youngest was 18 months he had those snaps figured out and was running naked everytime I turned around, lol. Velcro is quicker and easier for babysitters and grandparents to figure out, so I'd send those ones with them. But the velcro does eventually wear out, sometimes even before the diaper does, which sucks. I haven't figured out how to get snaps to hold up without tearing through my wool diaper covers so I stick with pull soakers.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
14th Jan '13

i like both it just depends. depends on the brand as well, some aplix is better than others. tots bots aplix is amazing, rumparooz aplix is pretty good too. BG aplix sucks. i love aplix for middle of the night changes too, or snappi's, snaps are too hard to do while half asleep at 2am lol

during the day i usually use all snaps. i do have pins and snappis that i use sometimes with flats/prefolds or prefitteds as well. i LOVE my dritz pins.

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
14th Jan '13

I like both but snaps are way easier to replace than velcro and velcro wears out faster... I make my own pull over fleece covers for fitteds

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" I like both but snaps are way easier to replace than velcro and velcro wears out faster... I make my own pull over fleece covers for fitteds"


How well does fleece work? I make my own knit, crochet and sewn soakers out of recycled wool, but I've never tried fleece. Fleece would be a bit easier to wash and dry, but how well does it perform?

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting motherofboys:" How well does fleece work? I make my own knit, crochet and sewn soakers out of recycled wool, but I've never tried fleece. Fleece would be a bit easier to wash and dry, but how well does it perform?"


fleece is okay. wool is far superior tho. fleece doesnt absorb like wool does, and you cant reuse it like wool either. plus its pretty hot and not as breatheable as wool.

i just ordered some alpaca soakers, supposed to be softer than merino.. we shall find out

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting Ailey+Lennon+Renner's Mom:" fleece is okay. wool is far superior tho. fleece doesnt absorb like wool does, and you cant reuse it ... [snip!] ... and not as breatheable as wool. i just ordered some alpaca soakers, supposed to be softer than merino.. we shall find out"


oh, alpaca can be very soft, I once found an ugly sweater that was an even blend of alpaca, merino and angora rabbit, it was so soft and my son loved wearing the soakers I made with it. I think it was the angora rabbit part that made it so silky feeling, and it seems the angora was just as effective as the sheeps wool.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting motherofboys:" oh, alpaca can be very soft, I once found an ugly sweater that was an even blend of alpaca, merino and ... [snip!] ... it was the angora rabbit part that made it so silky feeling, and it seems the angora was just as effective as the sheeps wool."


theres a shop on etsy that has a ton of alpaca soakers/longies for super cheap. its from somewhere in europe but the shipping isnt bad either. ill let you know how they are when i get them :)

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting Ailey+Lennon+Renner's Mom:" theres a shop on etsy that has a ton of alpaca soakers/longies for super cheap. its from somewhere in europe but the shipping isnt bad either. ill let you know how they are when i get them :)"


awesome

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting motherofboys:" How well does fleece work? I make my own knit, crochet and sewn soakers out of recycled wool, but I've never tried fleece. Fleece would be a bit easier to wash and dry, but how well does it perform?"


ugh I just typed a huge thing and it refreshed and I lost it :(



okay...no they are not as bulletproof as wool so I use them during the day and I use a wool longie at night. I personally find them to be more breathe-able and I like that I can feel the dampness through them but when I take them off theyre dry (unless you have a super pee). And no you cannot resuse them if they get soaked but I find discount fleece for liek 2 to 4 bucks and can make 2 longies out of 1 yard or 4 soakers out of 1 yard.....for 4 bucks... so I have a TON of them to be able to use. So you can get an idea I have been using the same fleece longie since yesterday afternoon, rotated between when she has fitteds on or pockets on. It does not smell like pee at all and has not been soaked or I would swap out for another one... Like I said I use wool at night but if my wools not available I throw fleece over a pocket or over a fitted with a cover to get some "extra" help with leaks. Works awesome for me.... Also my soakers have an extra "wetzone" (double up) in the middle of them but the longies dont. Only because I dont have a pattern fo rit but im sure I could do it if I tried.




I find that people who use wool are DIEHARD wool fans... I personally am more diehard fleece, its more cost effective, I can afford more and get super cute prints, I own a ton more and I like washing them...woolies can gross me out sometimes even though I know the lanolin does its job...not washing them can freak me out... I love fleece <3 Also the only wool I use is from recycled sweaters, I just can't justify spending 50 on a pair of longies. I stalk my thrift store for when they have 50% of clothing and buy a 100% wool sweater for a 1.00 and make longies out of them.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" ugh I just typed a huge thing and it refreshed and I lost it :( okay...no they are not as bulletproof ... [snip!] ... I stalk my thrift store for when they have 50% of clothing and buy a 100% wool sweater for a 1.00 and make longies out of them."

im not diehard anything.. i have pockets, fitteds, prefolds, flats, aios, ai2s, wool, fleece... you name it lol. i do like fleece for babysitters/ dads. i dont trust them with my wool lol. i dont CD for saving money purposes tho. wools really not all that expensive tho, since you dont need as many of them as fleece. i wash mine about once a week which is more than you need to, but like you, it grosses me out to go like a month in the same wool

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" ugh I just typed a huge thing and it refreshed and I lost it :( okay...no they are not as bulletproof ... [snip!] ... I stalk my thrift store for when they have 50% of clothing and buy a 100% wool sweater for a 1.00 and make longies out of them."


I've never had a store bought wool cover, I love going to thrift stores and finding cheap wool yarn or buying ugly knit wool sweaters and unraveling them so I can make 1/2 a dozen or more soakers, depending on what size I'm making. It is rather a hobby of mine, lol, my SO would call it more of nuisance considering I have so many, lol. I have some fleece left over from the pajamas I made for the boys so I think I'll try making some covers out of those just to try em out. It sounds like fun!

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Ailey+Lennon+Renner's Mom:" im not diehard anything.. i have pockets, fitteds, prefolds, flats, aios, ai2s, wool, fleece... you name ... [snip!] ... wash mine about once a week which is more than you need to, but like you, it grosses me out to go like a month in the same wool"


washing about once a week sounds right to me, or more often when I first started, took me a while to get the hang of getting the legholes snug enough on the prefolds, lol, it was not pretty.