(Closed) snaps or velcro tabs on CD?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: which is better velcro tabs or snaps


    velcro tabs

    they are the same to me

  • Post # 3
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    I like snaps better, even though they’re a little toughter to manage once your kid get squirmier. I’ve had friends say that the velcro gives out after a while, and I find that I always forget to do up the velcro tabs in the wash, plus I have a dog and dog hair gets everywhere in my house, including in the diaper velcro. So I’m a fan of snaps.

    Post # 4
    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    Snaps!  You don’t have to remember to do the laundry tabs, they don’t get lint or other fur or fuzz in them where you have to comb them out, it is harder for baby to de-diaper him/herself once they get more dexterous, snaps don’t wear out like velcro can.

    Post # 6
    423 posts
    Helper bee

    I actually thought I would prefer the snaps but I prefer the velcro now.  A lot.

    You have to worry a little bit about them learning to take off their diapers, but snaps are a lot harder to get on my squirmy baby and it’s much easier to get a better costomized fit with velcro than snaps.  I had the problem of a lot of my snapping diapers leaking out the front because one setting was too tight and one setting was too loose.  (or I couldn’t make it any tighter.)

    Post # 7
    1932 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    @bells: Snaps definitely last longer- and the cloth diaper store in my area even offers fixing snaps for free, but they can’t fix velcro (you could always try to sew new velcro on though).

    I heard it’s also easier when babies – around 9 months- start trying to take their diaper.

    Good luck choosing!

    Post # 9
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We use snaps, and so far I like them. I got them b/c of all the bad reviews about velcro wearing out, and a friend of mine who has velcro is converting all her diapers over to snaps and sewing them in herself.

    Post # 10
    2029 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Velcro is a laundry nightmare. The velcro gets stuck on other clothes and ruins them 🙁

    Post # 12
    423 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it depends on which velcro diapers you have.  I have absolutely no problems with my diapers getting caught on anything else in the laundry and I don’t think it will wear out that quickly.  Also, I think I’ve heard that some people buy those laundry bags to put velcro diapers in so they don’t cause running on other diapers.  

    You are right though, both snaps and velcro have their positives and negatives! 🙂 I think it’s a good plan to try out both.

    I love my Ragababes and I think their velcro is amazing.  I also liked my GroVia hybrids, however I hated their velcro…it was near impossible to fit under their laundry tab and super sticky to everything!

    Post # 13
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2000

    I have almost all BG velcro because they are so user friendly, especially nice and quick during squirmy stage (4 out of her 8 months of life). She’s an especially expert diaper change wrestler. I also have a few bG snaps and they are so trim.  I’d rather have mostly snaps though. Just because the grass seems greener on the other side, they look prettier and have more endurance. I washed my diapers about 70 times each, so far and they look thrashed, only because of the velcro. The diaper itself is perfect.  So I look longingly at the perfect, as if new, snaps diapers (which I bought at the same time) and wish I would have more of those. 

    Post # 14
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I prefer the velcro.   Have you tried to snap a baby who is kicking, screaming and generally rebeling against diaper care?  I love aplix!

    Post # 15
    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    It doesn’t really matter to me. I think if i had to pick one I would say snaps. I think they have a cleaner look and I’m just not a velcro fan for anything in general. The velcro is a pain with laundry. No matter what the CD manufacturer says, their laundry tabs DO NOT keep the velcro in place!

    However, DH prefers the velcro. It is much easier for him to change DS using them. My husband does not have huge manly hands either, so I can imagine for a big guy snaps would be rather difficult. DH also gets less frustrated during changing time with the velcro diapers now that our son is moving a lot more.

    You can get a better fit with the velcro diapers, but remember that on snaps you don’t have to have the snaps line up. You can use a different setting on the top snap for the waist as you do for the bottom snap for the legs. We have to do this often because DS has chunky little thighs, but his waist is smaller. For example we might move 3 snaps in on the waist but only 2 in on the second row for the legs to give him a little extra room. This works for any snap diaper, including BG’s.

    Post # 16
    1831 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I asked a lady who CD both of her children this question and she actually told me that the velcro left marks on her kids! Like, I guess where the velcro is sewn into the CD it would rub against the child’s skin and scratched them, leaving marks… I’m still trying to figure out how it happened because she said she used the BG diapers, and I thought all the velcro on those was in “safe” places so to speak. 

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