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Okay, I took a look at some Snappis today, and I didn't realize they had sharp little teeth on them. I always wondered how they were supposed to stay on (I guess I thought it was magic or something...).<br><br>
It seems like they could come off so easily and scratch a babe...I'm starting to think diaper pins are actually a better alternative, plus, they're way cheaper. Thoughts?<br><br>
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I have a couple of snappis and have never had a problem. My daughter (6 months) has on occasion even grabbed them and started playing with them and didn't seem to be bothered by the teeth.<br><br>
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I use Snappis under side-snap or pull-on covers, and pins if we're going coverless. Best of both worlds.
 

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It seems people either love them or hate them. I am in the hate them camp. I think they are great if they work for you, and if pins are a hurdle for you then go for it, but please follow the directions! ALWAYS pull down and hook the middle one! I used to not do that, because I thought it was pointless, until the day ds diaper slipped out from under the snappi so it was just the two wings stretched over his bare belly with the snappi! Also, please be careful not to use the snappi on a diaper without a cover, it is too easy for it to get snagged on something and pop off.<br><br>
ok, off the soapbox now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
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There's a ring of rubber at each fastener to go over the teeth when not in use.<br><br><a href="http://nickisdiapers.com/catalog.php?category=125" target="_blank">http://nickisdiapers.com/catalog.php?category=125</a><br><br>
I've tried pinning a few times without good luck (need more practice). Snappi-ing I got almost immediately.
 

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Snappis are, in my opinion, semi-fabulous things ... until babies hit an age of being able to undo them. They should be under covers, and as my son gets older I'm definitely switching to pins, covered or not (which I figure until then I can practice getting tight enough on his snappi-ed diapers while he's sleeping <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ).<br><br>
Like I said, they're fabulous for some uses, but frankly they scare me too -- the first time I used one I gouged my own finger on the teeth (serious "ow"), and once I did find a suspiciously snappi-teeth shaped mark on my son's ankle. Plus I've already had a couple of the pull-tabs break. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"><br><br>
I'm not sorry I bought them, but at this point I consider their best use being that hold-diapers-snugly-while-getting-the-hang-of-pins thing.
 

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nak, be careful using them w/ newborn prefolds...they are thin enough that the teeth will go all the way through and get your baby. we learned that the hard way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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The only "dangerous" part about snappis is when your kid wears a prefold and snappi with no cover and then tries to slide off the bed and gets stuck, because the bottom grippy part gets caught on the bed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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Okay, thanks for all the feedback. It sounds like maybe I should get some pins AND some snappis. I remember using pins back when I was five when my sister was just born. I didn't poke her once! Or myself. So I'm comfortable with pins, but I think snappis would have their uses too.<br><br>
Good to know!
 

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My dh calls them "diaper claws." I think they are useful, but I am very cautious since I ripped a shirt while holding dd coverless with a snappi on her dipe.
 

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I used Snappi's when the girls were infants and I was using prefolds and covers. I liked them because they were easy for me to get on if a baby was moving back and forth on the bed. I did also use Dritz diaper pins, but only for a short while. I liked the Snappi's too much.<br>
One trick to make it to where you don't scratch yourself with the teeth is the pick up a good handful of the prefold or flat diaper, so there is diaper in between your fingers. This way, when you are attaching the Snappi, it won't scratch you or the baby. I also found that this trick helped keep the diaper snug, so it wouldn't loosen and fall off.<br><br>
Jessie<br>
(single mommy to Emma, 3 1/2 years and Angela, 2 years)
 

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Don't sit on them. I ripped a big hole in my favorite sweatpants that way.
 
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