Are you using cloth diapers and find fastening them complicated? Do you always keep wondering about how to fold them? Then you are here to know which is the best fastener for fabric diapers.
A cloth diaper comes flat or as a prefold. It saves you money and is soft for your baby’s skin.
Gone are the days of mothers fearing to adjust cloth diapers with safety pins and waistbands. The most striking change has been introduced in cloth diaper fasteners in the last 20 years which has made fastening cloth diapers as easily as disposable diapers.
Cloth diaper fasteners are available in every corner of the world which are adjustable and very easy to use. Let’s go through some of the advanced cloth diaper fasteners. This will allow you to pick the best fastener for fabric diapers.
A stretchable cloth diaper fastener that is made up of non-toxic rubber. This fastener has teeth on each end that holds the diaper’s fabric and pulls towards the center of the cloth diaper. It is strong enough to pull the fabric to stay in place and you don’t have to worry about ripping off the diaper.
Snappy is the best-selling fasteners in the world can be used with flat, prefold cloth diapers. Attaching snappy ensures a snug-fitting diaper with enough comfort for helping in natural movement. A diaper cover is mandatory when using this cloth fastener because uncovered Snappy could snag on fabrics.
Polyresin snaps are fasteners used to tighten cloth diapers. They are made up of unbreakable material and comes in a huge array of shapes and colors. These snaps are affordable, lightweight, washable, and dryer safe. These kinds of fasteners are not universally acceptable because snaps come in different sizes in different brands.
One thing that should be taken care of before purchasing these cloth fasteners is to look at whether the snaps are being fitted inside the diaper without a cloth covering as it can make the baby uncomfortable. These cloth fasteners are easily washable but can get loose over time.
Hook And Loop Closures
These cloth diaper fasteners use the hook and a snap closure method. Also known by other names – touch fasteners/hook and pile closures. There are two components in this fastener- hook, and loops. When both are snapped together the hooks grip together in the loops and binds with each other. These fasteners are found as tape, dots, and ties.
The material that is used in these fasteners is known by the brand Velcro which is attached and used for the closure of fabric. These fasteners have adjustability, great fitting options, and are easy to use. These cloth diaper fasteners are washable but lose their stickiness eventually.
These cloth diaper fasteners are made up of metal and have plastic heads. Diaper pins pierce through the layers of cloth diaper to put them together. These kinds of fasteners are used for a long time but now diaper pins are made from improved metal quality that does not rust in water.
Diaper pins give a customized fit and don’t require any cover. These pins are different from normal safety pins as these pins have a locking head and won’t get loose. There might be the risk of poking the baby while changing the diaper.
You may have choices for choosing the right fasteners for your baby. I would recommend the safest cloth diaper fastener is hook and loop. It is the fastest and convenient to use than other fasteners. Its only drawback is wearing out over time and snagging on other items when washed with other fabric. Snappy is also fast and convenient but if pulled by the baby the teeth could injure him.