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My DS has been a little rashy lately, so I'm trying to let him go coverless as much as possible when we're at home. However, I am normally a snappi user, which I know you're not supposed to use coverless. But I'm TERRIBLE with pins. I end up pricking my fingers all the time.
 

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Cover a bar of soap with a simple piece of fabric, and stick the pins in there when you aren't using them. They'll slide through the cloth far more easily- less resistance- fewer pricks.<br><br>
I had a pin issue as well, but I have found that I really like them on bigger babies since they are pretty toddler proof.
 

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You really have to get them snug enough that there isn't much of the pin left, if that makes sense. It takes a while to figure it out (pinning is an art <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">). The bar of soap works great, as does running them along your scalp before pinning. Do you have good, all metal pins?
 

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How many layers of cloth are you pinning through? Is there a different fold or wrapping technique you could use to reduce the layers? I used to struggle with pins until someone taught me how to wrap a triangle nappy so you only pinned through about a quarter of the layers.
 

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I learned to pin from studying, really STUDYING, the pictures at Green Mountain Diapers.
 

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All the above, plus... what kind of pins are you using? We were using cheap plastic-head pins that were actually part of a game at the baby shower my friends threw me... imagine our surprise when we got good Dritz locking metal-head pins and they just slid through the diapers LIKE BUTTAH.<br><br>
But still, there's been a learning curve. And I have to say, both DH and are are pretty darn good at it at this point. Used to be a royal finger-stabbing mess 'round these parts, though.
 
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