The Snappi® Diaper Fastener has revolutionized cloth diapering!
It is an EASY to use fastener that offers a practical and reliable way to fasten a cloth diaper, replacing the diaper pin. It comes in a variety of colors and is made from a stretchable non-toxic material which is T-shaped with grips on each end. These grips hook into the diaper fabric to ensure a snug-fitting diaper with enough natural movement for the baby. Snappi®s WORK BEST with cotton prefolds and other cloth diapers with a loose enough weave for the Snappi® to hook into. They DO NOT work well on flannel or any other tightly woven diapers, even most hemp diapers.
Directions for Use:
STRETCH the Snappi® fastener before its first use. The stretching triggers the 'memory' of the Snappi® to return to its original size and in so doing, pulls the diaper together to the middle to allow for a snug fit. This is essential for the Snappi® to work properly. This is done by holding the Snappi® in the center with one hand and close to the end of the leg (not by the rings) with the other hand and s-t-r-e-t-c-h a few times (10 or so). As you do this you should feel how the material 'softens' or become more elastic. Follow this stretching procedure with each leg. The Snappi® is then ready to go!
Make sure that your Snappi® is ATTACHED SECURELY. It is important that the Snappi® ‘leg’ being attached be stretched as far as possible before hooking it into the diaper.
In other words:
Hook left, s-t-r-e-t-c-h and hook right, s-t-r-e-t-c-h down and hook center so as to form a ‘Y’ shape. By doing this, the Snappi® should be secure, the diaper will fit snugly and the baby should not be able to undo it. Place cover over diaper and Snappi® fastener.
Washing: Clean your Snappi® in hot soapy water. Do not launder them with diapers in the washer as this may weaken the grip attachment.
WARNING: ALWAYS use a cover when using a Snappi® fastener on your baby’s diaper. Keep out of children’s reach when not in use! Do not use your Snappi® for longer than 6 months. Do not leave your Snappi® lying in the sun as it is not UV resistant and sun exposure will reduce the effectiveness of the Snappi®.
WARNING: Do NOT use a Snappi® fastener on toddlers that have the ability to undo their cover and take off their diaper and/or clothes.
CAUTION: Any tear in the Snappi® can lead to separation of a piece, presenting a possible choking hazard. Do not cut your Snappi® as this could create weak spots in your Snappi®. Inspect your Snappi® before each use and discontinue use immediately if there is any sign of cracking, tearing, breakage or wear of the teeth or any other parts.
About the Materials:
The Snappi® fastener is manufactured from FDA approved raw materials, a polyester-based polyurethane which is degradable on aging through hydrolysis and/or microbiological attack. It contains NO latex or any other adulterant, dilutent or modifying polymers. The composition is 100% polyurethane.