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Old 03-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #11
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Re: Enlighten me on side snaps?

Side-snapping diapers just fit my son better. For front-snapping, to get the right fit on the thigh, the belly was way too loose and sometimes caused leaks. I actually only have 1-2 front-snapping diapers due to the fact that I hate their fit on my son.

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Old 03-01-2012, 06:52 PM   #12
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Side snaps are great. They seem to accomodate babies that have high rises, really chubby thighs, they lie flat, and they tend to be super trim and fit under clothes well. So, what everyone else said I wouldn't say I hated front snaps, but I won't go back to them. We do have some velcro dipes, about a third of the stash, and those are nice for sitters, and dads.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:49 PM   #13
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Re: Enlighten me on side snaps?

I really liked them on bigger babies/toddlers. They seemed a little more tricky for my bigger babies to take off themselves (I had one kiddo who did that constantly ) and I liked the way that they looked and fit.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:52 PM   #14
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Re: Enlighten me on side snaps?

I have found a trick with side snapping AIOs with snap in soakers (Peachy Green, Grasshopper, etc). It doesn't even count as a trick because it's common-sense, but I am dense, so it was like a revelation for me.

You lay the baby on the open diaper AND THEN YOU BRING JUST THE SOAKER UP BETWEEN THE LEGS, not the whole front bit. Bring wing 1 over the soaker, and THEN bring up the front of the shell, snap FIRST the thigh and THEN the waist.

Repeat for wing 2.

I kept trying to do it as though it was a disposable, aplix or front snapping diaper, and getting frustrated because things kept shifting. But doing it this way is really easy, and we've had a very good fit with them.
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Ok thanks! I would never have thought of these reasons. I suppose it is a fit and look preference and works generally better on bigger babies. I might have to try one eventually just to satisfy my curiosity!
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They are really trim. I didn't care for them though because of the high rise. I like the diaper to go below my daughter's chubby belly.
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I have found a trick with side snapping AIOs with snap in soakers (Peachy Green, Grasshopper, etc). It doesn't even count as a trick because it's common-sense, but I am dense, so it was like a revelation for me.

You lay the baby on the open diaper AND THEN YOU BRING JUST THE SOAKER UP BETWEEN THE LEGS, not the whole front bit. Bring wing 1 over the soaker, and THEN bring up the front of the shell, snap FIRST the thigh and THEN the waist.

Repeat for wing 2.

I kept trying to do it as though it was a disposable, aplix or front snapping diaper, and getting frustrated because things kept shifting. But doing it this way is really easy, and we've had a very good fit with them.
Good tips! I do the thigh snaps first on both sides and then the waste snaps or else I'm uneven!
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I have found a trick with side snapping AIOs with snap in soakers (Peachy Green, Grasshopper, etc). It doesn't even count as a trick because it's common-sense, but I am dense, so it was like a revelation for me.

You lay the baby on the open diaper AND THEN YOU BRING JUST THE SOAKER UP BETWEEN THE LEGS, not the whole front bit. Bring wing 1 over the soaker, and THEN bring up the front of the shell, snap FIRST the thigh and THEN the waist.

Repeat for wing 2.

I kept trying to do it as though it was a disposable, aplix or front snapping diaper, and getting frustrated because things kept shifting. But doing it this way is really easy, and we've had a very good fit with them.
That's what I do too. It makes everything nice and smooth!
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