Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A review of side snapping cloth diapers!

There are many types of diapers out there, one size, sized, snaps, and aplix. One of my favorite types of diapers is side snapping diapers. There are many benefits to using side snapping diapers with your baby.

Side snapping diapers create a very trim front panel. I love this about them. Sometimes cloth diapers can be a bit bulky, but when you use a side snapping diaper there is no added bulk to the front of the diaper.

Not only do side snapping diapers create a really trim front panel, but they also prevent the front of the diaper from gaping open. This is great for tummy sleepers or chunky babies.

No wing droop! Have you ever had a diaper you couldn’t get a good fit on and it drooped on the sides? With the snaps on the hip there is never any wing droop.

My son is at a really wiggly stage. I love my side snapping diapers for this reason! Every time he twists and turns during a diaper change I can still manage to snap the diaper on because it’s on the side. He doesn’t have to lie still on his back for me to complete the diaper change.

Another great thing about side snapping diapers is they can be baby (and sometimes Daddy) proof! If you have an older baby or toddler that has figured out how to unsnap his diapers or pull apart the aplix, try side snapping diapers.

Have a baby with chunky thighs? Try a side snapping diaper. You can get a great fit around the thighs thanks to the snaps being on the side.

The thing I look forward to the most about my side snapping diapers is using them during potty training. While potty training, you or your child, can just pull them up and down for quick potty breaks without fidgeting with the snaps!

There can be a bit of a learning curve to putting side snapping diapers on your baby. My husband still struggles a bit and I’ve heard quite a few stories of diapers that have been put on backwards! With a little practice you will quickly fall in love too!

About the Author
Jenny is a cloth diapering, stay at home mama. She writes about her cloth diaper obsession on her blog, Cloth Diaper Revival.  She is also a contributor for She Thinks Media Bloggers Network.

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