Saturday, March 19, 2011
Week 2 Under Cover: How To Fasten Your Prefold
Should you decide to try the Angel Fold for your prefold diapers (and I do think you should), you will need to know how to fasten it. These techniques will work for a fitted diaper with no closure options (snaps or hook and loop) as well.
Yes, you see that correctly. Diaper pins are still sold! If you want to save money or if you are comfortable using pins, you can still buy them and use them. Pins are your cheapest option. Personally, I have always had trouble getting the pins in even before Baby "S" became all wiggly, but if you can then power to ya!
Put a pin on either side. Try to get as much of the diaper in the pin as possible so that the diaper fits nice and snug.
Please please please get DIAPER PINS if you do this! Regular large safety pins will not work. Diaper pins have a special safeguard in them so the baby cannot unhook them if squeezing them. You have to squeeze up and in to unhook a diaper pin, unlike a safety pin. So although they look the same, they work slightly differenly.
This is a Snappi. Snappis are the most popular option nowadays. They are safe, easy to use, and although they are more expensive they are also more versatile.
To attach follow the directions on the packaging the snappi comes in. Basically, hook the left side, pull and hook to the right side, pull and hook to the bottom. I have learned that you need to put your thumb on the Snappi on the left side when pulling to the right, and your thumb and index finger on the right and left Snappi when pulling down. Otherwise you may pull the Snappi right off and have to start again! Although it looks a bit confusing, I promise the Snappi is very easy to use!