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Snappi or Boingo? {Video}

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Snappi or Boingo? When I started cloth diaper there was no choice… you used a snappi or pins. Then a new product came out- the Boingo. Suddenly there are choices when it comes to pin-less cloth diaper closures.

This video explores both options, and below there are more photographs and information to help you decide.
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I prefer the Snappi if I had to choose between the two. Luckily, they are both so inexpensive that you can easily afford one of each. Overall, the Snappi works well for almost all ages and diaper types. I also think it is easier to put on a baby thanks to the stretch it has and the extra room at the end for grabbing onto.

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The Boingo does have a few tricks up its sleeve though… when newborns are so tiny that the diaper tabs or prefold tabs practically overlap one single Boingo can secure it in the center. They also help extend the life of prefolds when a snappi can’t quite reach all the way from left to right.

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Boingos also have the added bonus of being cuter. I did find though that with an active toddler, I had droopage in the center where a snappi would have held the diaper in place. With a cover on this is less of a concern but it is worth noting.

The video above should answer all of your questions- it will show you how to put each on, when each works best, and also gives you a few warnings about the safety of these items. The tines are sharp and both the Snappi and Boingos should be kept out of the reach of children.

This is the first videe on the 2 week long event Everything but Cloth Diapers. Look for a Snappi giveaway to post tomorrow and a video all about Wool Dryer Balls for Wednesday. Lots more ahead too!

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Kim Rosas began Dirty Diaper Laundry in 2009 out of a desire to help more parents understand modern cloth diapers. She lives in Florida with her husband of 5 years and her two boys. Even though none of her boys wear diapers anymore she is still just as committed to promoting them. In her spare time Kim enjoys video editing, photography, and coffee.
  • Jessica Harwell Long

    I just know I would lose the Boingo! I would be so so OCD about them matching too! I think snappi it is for me!

  • Christa

    So I bought some boingos to bump my cart to free shipping a while ago. I was trying to use them this week with a thirsties pre fold and for the life of me couldn’t get them to ‘attach’ to the fabric. Am I doing something wrong or can I not use them with a jersey type pre fold? Any suggestions?

    • kimrosas

      They won’t work with that type of fabric…. for those you either need pins, have to use them trifolded, or need to fold them onto baby and wrap a snug iftting cover over top.

  • Lauren Evans

    I’m having some really big trouble with the center leg of the snappi coming undone and the middle of the diaper sagging, and i’m so terrified its going to cut my son’s little boy parts!! Really came close once…can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong?? :( we use prefolds btw

  • Kim H

    Never tried the boingo, but we LOVE our Snappies! I like that I don’t need pins like the previous generations, I’m afraid I would stab my baby! I may have to try the boingo at some point, but we are totally satisfied with the snappi!



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