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We cancelled our diaper service and I was so excited to use my own prefolds for the first time today! I have Under-the-Nile organic cotton prefolds, and they are sooooo soft and cuddly.<br><br>
The only problem is that my snappis don't "catch" the fabric on the new prefolds in the same way they did with the diaper service prefolds. I tried letting my toddler go with just a prefold and cover, but the PF didn't stay in place very well. Makes me concerned about what'll happen when he poops.<br><br>
I tried to use diaper pins, but the weave on the outside of the PFs is so tight and smooth that it's hard to even get a pin through there... not to mention that pinning seems like it takes too long.<br><br>
Are there any alternatives to snappi... something that'll work well on a tightly woven PF?<br><br>
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I don't know of any other ways to secure a prefold other than using a good prefold type cover like bummies or bumpy covers. That way you can trifold the diaper into the cover and not worry about securing it. But the disadvantage to that is you have more of a chance of get poo on the cover. Sorry I don't have any more help for you.
 

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Do they still make Di-Dee Clips (Klips?)? I used those for a while, and they worked okay. Not as fast as a snappi, but you don't have to pierce anything, anyway....
 

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Are you using Dritz diaper pins? They are noticeably sharper and will sail through most fabrics much easier than a Gerber pin. I don't know about the UTN prefolds though, so maybe a Dritz wouldn't help.<br>
Also, keeping your pins pinned into a bar of soap keeps them very slippery and helps go through the fabric easier.<br>
Sometimes you have to just give pinning a chance so you can get used to it. It is something that I got much better at with a bit of practice. Now if ds didn't become so wiggly during diaper changes I would be fine.<br>
I am having my own diaper fastening issues these days..................<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"><br>
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Pins WILL NOT go through my hemp pf unless I slede them through my hair before (or use a bar of soap). Maybe you should try that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Well, for the last day or so, on the advice of my daycare provider, I've been using the PFs without snappi or pins. We're using bumpy and bummis covers and they've contained the poop (which so far has been the solid variety, thank goodness).<br><br>
Are there any ways to FOLD the PFs to help them stay in place better without pins/snappi? I'm currently trifolding, then folding over the extra length at the top front.<br><br>
Waah, I really loved the snappi! I'll also look for the DiDee klips before I try pins (the ones I have are gerber).<br><br>
Thanks, all!
 
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