August 4, 2009

Velcro or Snaps?

With all the cloth diaper options out there, it is tough to decide what will work best. Choosing between snap and Velcro closure is no exception. I am a big fan of both and each kind has its advantages & disadvantages.

In my opinion, Velcro is the faster, easier choice & I’ve found that other family members (even my husband) and day care providers prefer these. The Velcro is more closely constructed to disposable diapers & getting a good tight fit is generally pretty easy. If you aren’t going to be the only one changing baby’s diaper, then it might be a good idea to keep some Velcro diapers in your stash.

While snap diapers may not be quite as fast to get on, they are better choice for longevity. Velcro tends to wear out faster with all the washing that the diapers require. If you are hoping to use your diapers for multiple children, snaps are probably the way to go. Snaps are also better for sneaky little fingers that like to take diapers off as it is not as easy to get the snaps apart as it is Velcro.

Both kinds of diapers are wonderful & the most important thing to remember is that no matter what kind of cloth diaper you use, it will always be better than disposables J

--Written by Missy Zanotto