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Old 06-16-2006, 02:39 PM   #1
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Snaps or Aplix???

I'm a WAHM making cloth diapers and accessories. Here's my question...

Do you prefer snaps or aplix closures for your covers and/or fitteds????

I haven't yet bought a snap press and am wondering if it's something I should save up for and get or just stick to aplix. Aplix suits me just fine for our diapering needs. But I would like to get the opinion of other moms!

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Old 06-16-2006, 02:45 PM   #2
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Re: Snaps or Aplix???

I like aplix, but seems like we're winding up with snaps just b/c FBs fit him so well and the fitted suggested for power pee-ers are all snaps. But for covers I have all aplix YAY!
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Old 06-16-2006, 02:48 PM   #3
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Re: Snaps or Aplix???

Both! Depends for us. I like the look of snaps better. I like the fact that DD can't undo snaps, especially side snaps. I like the convenience of aplix. It's so much quicker and easier to get a good fit on a squirmy toddler. I use snap pockets, and dipes of all kinds. I always use aplix if I'm going to be covering, but really don't ever use aplix if I'm going coverless.
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Re: Snaps or Aplix???

For us, we cant use snaps on our baby dd because her tummy is just too big! IT cuts too much, snaps have a bit more flexibility and give. On the other hand, I hate using snaps on my special needs dd whos almost 7. Shes definately in aplix.
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Re: Snaps or Aplix???

When I first started CDing, I loved snaps. Now the longer I go and the more diapers I buy, the more I'm really starting to like aplix better. It's so much easier to get a good fit, I think.
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Re: Snaps or Aplix???

SNAPS!!! Much cleaner. No having to fold back the tabs. No chains in the washer. No yucky hairy,linty velcro!! Harder for the wee ones to get off too.
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Old 06-16-2006, 03:53 PM   #7
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Re: Snaps or Aplix???

Katrina has just seriously gotten in to undoing her aplix. And because it's summer in florida, she's not always wearing clothes on it, so I'm loving snaps more and more everyday. The fit is SO much better with aplix, though, and so much quicker on the squirmy toddler. Also, with him, when he needs to go potty he's better at undoing the aplix in a hurry when he has to go, he's had more almost-accidents in snaps.

I'd stick with aplix for now, few people hate it.
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Old 06-16-2006, 04:03 PM   #8
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Re: Snaps or Aplix???

Thanks, mama's! If there becomes a real big demand for snaps, then I'll consider it. But for now, I think aplix is the winner! And I can keep my prices down.
I too agree that I get a better fit and a faster diaper change with aplix. And I always put laundry tabs on that are the same size as the hook aplix tab. That way the hook picks up much much less lint and strings while in the wash. And when I take a dipe off ds, I fold the laundry tabs back right away so I don't even need to worry much about it on laundry day... unless dh changes a dipe!
And I use good quality aplix, so it should last a long time.

Thanks for your opinions! I will watch this post to see if there are more!

And I would consider buying a used snap press to save $.
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Re: Snaps or Aplix???

One thing about Aplix... on some of DS dipes with Aplix, the top of the dipe sometimes rolls in and the TT tends to cut into his tummy. Other than that, I like Aplix pretty well.
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Re: Snaps or Aplix???

We love the aplix for a lot of the reason the other mamas mentioned. We also REALLY like the side aplix, but it's hard to find dipes with that. We have mostly aplix with some side snapping, and very few, if any front snapping.
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