I just found the Diapering forum here & I'm excited.
I'm going to try cloth diapers with this new baby. I'd like to know what type of fasteners you like best (velcro, snappis, hook, etc) and why. I'm trying to figure which will last the longest. TIA for your comments!
Snappis are good. I could never get the middle part to lay down but it was never a really issue.
I also recommend snaps over velcro on covers. I've heard far too many tales of velcro not lasting, the child being able to get the diaper off, etc. etc. Just go with snaps. :)
Yes, definitely snaps. I had some velcro covers and all-in-ones when DD was a newborn and I didn't like them at all. You have to make sure to do up the velcro just right so it doesn't snag on other stuff, plus it starts collecting lint and wears out much faster. Also, I found that opening the velcro was so much louder for those middle-of-the-night changed when DD was tiny and still pooping all the time. It always woke her right up even if she was all sleepy after a feeding.
We use fitted diapers with wool covers. For newborns I don't bother with fastening the diaper at all, just depend on the cover to hold it in place (wool wraps not pull-up type covers). And I prefer a snappi to fasten the covers - even my wool covers with snaps I'll just put a snappi on because it's faster and you get a more custom fit. For crawlers I like snaps on the diapers, and wool longies (or shorts in the summer) become more convenient than the wraps.