KAM Snap pliers got in touch with me to see if I could do a review of their snap pliers while doing a bumGenius! 3.0 snap conversion. Honestly, I was going to say no. I don’t have a ton of time to spare, and I haven’t done any crafts in quite a while. I was also unsure if I could do it. You know, do it and not ruin one of my beloved 3.0’s. I decided to look around their website to view how it was done. To my surprise, it looked fairly simple. So simple, even I could do it. And, I also remembered that the Hushamok Hammock I purchased used for baby boy number 2 had a broken snap. That made the decision for me!
I chose to get snaps in Ribbit to match one of my 3.0’s that could use snaps. I already had the majority of my BG’s converted to snaps many months ago. All I had left were 3 white BG’s and one in Ribbit with the original velcro. I also got the Ooga Booga engraved snaps which are super cute and add some fun to your diaper. Having the snaps match is very important. If you ever want to resell them, you will get more if the snaps are BG color and not white or random.
I took my time on getting things done. One evening I watched the video tutorial portion on taking off the velcro. I did have a seam ripper, and I carefully removed both the velcro strip and the tabs. The tabs were harder to undo than the strip. But overall it was less time consuming than I thought. I just watched TV and ripped.
Then, I realized I needed lined notebook paper for the next step. Ummm…… really? I didn’t have a single sheet of lined paper in my house. Printing paper? Yep! I haven’t used lined paper since college. So I googled for a printable template to use and found one for 1 line conversions. I wanted two. It took me a few days to get to the store to buy some paper. (I did make my own template and scanned it but my scanner is only printing, not scanning to the computer. ARGH. If you really want it let me know and I will try to get it working.)
Making the template was the hardest part for me. I despise measuring, and numbers. I wanted to do a good job and have my snaps lined correctly so I took my time and triple checked. I still messed up a little on my alignment from the top of the diaper.
After I made my template, marked where my snaps would go, and laid all of my snaps and sockets out, I was ready to actually SNAP. I was kind of excited.
Snapping wasn’t as hard as I imagined. You need to put muscle in, and you need to align the snaps to ensure that they actually SNAP, and that is it. Snap away.
Would I want to use pliers full time if I made diaper for resell? No. Would I use pliers to convert a few diapers? Yes. KamSnaps also sells a snap press, which is better for snapping diapers you are making in large quantities.
Since I spent over 30.00 to get my diapers converted, and only had a few done, I think the price is worth it even just for conversions. By the time you figure in shipping to the WAHM and back, you have spent a good bit. These pliers are great when you have many to do. You will save so much.
And PS, in case you are wondering, I fixed the snap on my hammock too. Worked like a charm! The snap may be green but I think it gives it character, plus the baby won’t mind.
PPS, I was going to add photos of my conversions but as luck would have it they are both in the wash the day I planned to take the pics/ post them. I will update with those later.
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