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Old 01-30-2013, 11:07 PM   #1
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Replacing velcro on BGs

O.K., I'm really disappointed in the velcro on BGs but that I guess that's a vent for a different thread. The velcro is losing its stickiness and my lo can yank them off unless I make sure he's wearing clothes over the diaper. The velcro only lasted 9 months

Anyway, I need to replace the tabs and laundry strips on several BGs. Can I make my own tabs and laundry strips by buying strips of hook and loop instead? If so, what velcro should I buy and where? Will they look ugly if I buy strips and trim the strips in the shape of tabs? Or do I really need to buy the repair kits from cottonbabies? I'm trying to do this as economically as possible but I don't want them to end up looking awful.

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I bought my aplix from kidsinthegarden.com. I took off the tabs, traced around the shapes and cut them out. I've never bought a replacement kit.

Money wise with shipping and all I'm not sure which ends up cheaper.
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Thanks! I'll check it out!
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Not sure if this will help, but I bought some used BG's. They had some lint and hair in the hook part of the velcro. I used a seam ripper from my sewing kit to remove nearly all of it. Works great!
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I replaced the Velcro with touchtape... I think from verybaby.com. It's a million times stickier than Velcro and looks just fine! I free handed the tabs making them wider. Worked great! My now 2 year old cant get them off (he's pl'd but wears a diaper at night ) but he could easily get the Velcro off at 6 months old!

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:37 PM   #6
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I bought my aplix from kidsinthegarden.com. I took off the tabs, traced around the shapes and cut them out. I've never bought a replacement kit.
kidsinthegarden.com isn't taking any new orders right now

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I replaced the Velcro with touchtape... I think from verybaby.com. It's a million times stickier than Velcro and looks just fine! I free handed the tabs making them wider. Worked great! My now 2 year old cant get them off (he's pl'd but wears a diaper at night ) but he could easily get the Velcro off at 6 months old!

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Thanks! I'll check out the touchtape on verybaby.com.

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Not sure if this will help, but I bought some used BG's. They had some lint and hair in the hook part of the velcro. I used a seam ripper from my sewing kit to remove nearly all of it. Works great!
I'll try cleaning the tabs again in the meantime. Dh told me to do the same thing. Some of the tabs are starting to curl which doesn't help.

Thanks for all the suggestions!
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Verybaby does have precut touchtape tabs!
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