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#1 of 16 Old 07-17-2003, 04:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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These sound like the perfect diaper for my heavy wetter but how snappi friendly are they?

I see how the snapp would attach nicely to the terry on the sides but how well does the diaper+ snappi stay in place in the center? Would these be way to bulky for day use on an active toddler?
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I think I am snappi impaired, so I'm not exactly qualified to answer this (LOL) but I will pass along that I have heard they are not terribly snappi-friendly in the center and that they are a little bulky for day-wear. That said--if you need that level of absorbancy, then its certainly worth a try--they are supposed to be super-nice and oh so cozy soft! I have an order for some fleece-topped salamander soakers that I can't wait to try out!

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I have never had a problem getting my Nighty-Newts to snappi in the middle and that is just about all we use at night anymore. I also happen to think that they are very trim, especially for a night time diaper.

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well, they are VERY trim for being a nighttime diaper (hence the name "nighty" newt LOL) But I have used ours during the daytime when I know we are going for a long car ride and need the extra absorbency because we aren't stopping as often. I think a NN would be "somewhat" trim during the day if you folded it into thirds and laid it in a cover or stuffed into a pocket cover.

Btw, I have never had a problem getting the middle snappi leg thingy to catch.

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not a snappi problem here at all! I wouldn't have just ordered more froggy fleecers and nighty newts from her if I couldn't use a snappi.. I am just not into pinning right now. I can't give a review on the nighty newts since i haven't used those yet.. but I have been using the froggy fleecers on my 3 month old at night under a wool soaker and it is the PERFECT nighttime solution for us! We don't even use a doubler
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I can't get the LLL site up at the moment, but I seem to remember that the Nighty Newts have a full layer of terry, not just a strip-- that's why the 3rd leg of the Snappi should work. However, I was concerned about this issue for the Froggy Fleecers (I got all hemp) so I requested a full layer of terry in place of fleece, and Stacy was happy to acoomodate. I'm sure she'd do the same for the NN if they do, in fact, have only a strip of terry.

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I have four Nighty Newts (and four more on the way, LOL) and they do not have a layer of terry, just the strip around the top. That said, I do not have a problem at all with getting the snappi to hook in the middle of the hemp fleece.

I can't wait for the other four to get here for Noble so that I can finally get rid of these FB. They are just not working for us at all right now. I can not get a good fit with them on him anymore. His waist is thicker than his hips : and the FB just ride....on.....down.....

That is another reason why I'm loving hemp prefolds right now. Completely adjustable!

***In light of the "is it a fair review if you know the WAHM involved" post, I feel that it is only fair that I include a disclaimer. I do post at another board at which Stacy of LLL is member. However, my reviews of her products have always been completely truthful on my part. I honestly love her products and her customer service. Besides my froggy fleecers, nighty-newts and salamander soakers, all I have in my stash are UBCPF, Bumkins AIO's, Honeyboys and HBHomes. I pay for her products just like everybody else and if I didn't genuinely love them, believe me...I would not spend my money! Disclaimer over***
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I've never had a problem with my NN not snappi'ing either. I've never used pins with them- I'm afraid of them, lol!

Ours are super soft and WAY absorbent- my dd can pee through 3 Joey's at night but we've never had a leak w/our NN and I don't use a doubler.

**I'll add my own disclaimer, too- I also post on another board where Stacy of LLL is a member (and my dd's pic is on her site , but I pay full price for her stuff just like everyone else and I wouldn't be spendin' the $$ if they didn't work. I'd just buy more Fireflies, hee hee **

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Are these sold by Le Leche League or is the LLL for something else:
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Oops! Sorry
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I don't have a problem snappi-ing mine, but I don't use them during the day, when the weight could really drag it down. I think they are overkill for regular day use, even with a heavy wetter, and I do find them somewhat bulky when folded in thirds stuffed in a pocket diaper (which I do with an XL HH for my 5 year old), but less bulky than some of the other options out there for heavy wetters.
If the Froggy Fleecers aren't enough for regular day use, I don't think baby is getting changed often enough. JMHO
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I fogot to ask...

Have you tried an all hemp Froggy Fleecer? That could be your answer right there!
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Hum, so do ya'll think that the all hemp FF would be more absorbant than a premium cpf?

At home we go coverless and, I kid you not, she pees every 20 minutes, and these aren't just a little dampness sort of pee-pees.

I'm looking for something DH friendly, but more absorbant than a premuim cpf.

DD will totally, totally soak a premuim CPF in less than an hour. And I simply can't ask the man to change her every 1/2 hour. We've just upgraded to toddler cpfs because dh thinks adding doublers is just too much work.

Anyway I'm hoping to find something snappi friendly but trimmer than toddler cpf's.
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Definitely!
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We primarily use Premium CPFs, and our Froggy Fleecers are definitely more absorbant than the CPFs. I use the FF for nighttime for my 5½ months old, LOL.

My dh doesn't like doublers either... especially with a prefold style diaper. LOL

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