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Old 01-31-2013, 06:42 AM   #1
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Did it ever get too hard to snappi?

Im really loving my prefolds and want to bulk up my stash. I really like the fit I can get on my boys with a snappi, right now they are almost 8 months olds and I need to size up if im going to continue using a snappi with the prefolds. Did you ever find that they just get too squirmy to snappi or pin? Im guess im trying to decide to get the next size or stick with smalls and trifold/stuff pockets or maybe try some flats and padfolding? Whats been your expierence and if I go with flats are they as absorbent as prefolds?

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re: Did it ever get too hard to snappi?

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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It was difficult to Snappi those few months before DD turned 1 and was in that alligator death roll stage. She's 19 months now and only fights me if she *really* doesn't want to wear a diaper, like when she's over-tired or is enjoying being naked. I still don't think it's all that bad though, just annoying.

I prefer my flats over my prefolds. I have to double up on either one to get enough absorbency. I do think 2 of my GMD large flats are more absorbent than 2 prefolds of any of the brands we have. My large DR flats don't seem as absorbent as my large GMD flats. I mainly use prefolds when I want to grab and go and my flats when I want a bit more absorbency. HTH!
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:22 AM   #4
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Re: Did it ever get too hard to snappi?

I would say I went through a stage when DS was around 1 when I preferred to trifold my prefolds (or use my AIOs)- but otherwise we snappied until he PL'd at 2. DD is approaching that age (almost 10 months) and we do a mix of snappied prefolds and pad folded flats.

eta I add a doubler to my med (LL) flats if I do anything but padfold, and find anything pad/trifolded puts all the absorbancy in the wet zone.
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Re: Did it ever get too hard to snappi?

I am not a fan of the snappi to begin w/, so take this as you will. The snappi just doesn't give as adjustable of a fit as pins ime. I got a couple for DH to use because I knew he'd never pin (turns out he just doesn't do PF/flats at all). What I'm finding is that the snappi is getting to small and doesn't reach the wings, though it says it should for her age/weight, and it's super tight on her. Those bongo or bingo things look nice though.

Also, I'm more of a flat girl than PF. Flats are trimmer and more abosbant, again just my opinion. Though to be fair I don't have "real" flats, I just use flannel recieving blankets.
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Yeah I'm getting fed up with the snappi. Never had problems with my daughter but my wiggly 2 week old son is already more then I can handle with a snappi during diaper changes! I'm thinking of adding snaps to all his diapers... lol
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I hate using the snappi and ditch it for trifolding as soon as my babies aren't pooping every five minutes.
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Re: Did it ever get too hard to snappi?

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It was difficult to Snappi those few months before DD turned 1 and was in that alligator death roll stage. She's 19 months now and only fights me if she *really* doesn't want to wear a diaper, like when she's over-tired or is enjoying being naked. I still don't think it's all that bad though, just annoying.

I prefer my flats over my prefolds. I have to double up on either one to get enough absorbency. I do think 2 of my GMD large flats are more absorbent than 2 prefolds of any of the brands we have. My large DR flats don't seem as absorbent as my large GMD flats. I mainly use prefolds when I want to grab and go and my flats when I want a bit more absorbency. HTH!
Agreed... it took literally 2 of us to change my DS diaper from age 7m-1yr and I got poked A LOT with that snappi...... now they make an interesting changing pad cover that swaddles the baby in that i'll use for #2 hehe.
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Re: Did it ever get too hard to snappi?

Some people use nothing but snappied pfs and are happy with that system. I still snappi quite often depending on the cover I am using or what pants Im putting on the baby that day. It does get difficult with diaper changes but one thing I like about snappying on a pf or a flat is if I have a pull on cover I can get that diaper on fast and then stand her up on the changing table and help her step into a pull on diaper cover. It makes for a pretty quick diaper change that way.

I have always had the next size up in pfs to snappi as part of my stash and I am happy I do. I am using flats right now but Im sure eventually I will get back to pfs when the mood strikes.

The nice thing about flats is you can fold them to have really wide wings that are easier to snappi. Also with flats if you need more absorbency they are way less bulky to either double or put a flat in.

I personally found my flats LESS absorbent than my pfs once she reached a certain age like todlerhood in the summer. (lots of liquids) But a preemie pf in the wet zone worked great in my flats and made them MORE absorbent than a pf yet trimmer.
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