Friday, April 30, 2010

To Snap or not to Snap. That is the question.

The debate on snap vs. aplix (velcro) continues to loom around the web. I understand the pros and cons of both options.

Aplix is easier to pull tight, to get on and off. Daycare providers tend to like aplix, as it is most like disposables. However, it can also wear out quickly in the wash, even with laundry tabs. And I've heard tell that toddlers are able to undo the aplix easily.

Snaps are also adjustable, given enough of them, and they are more difficult for toddlers to take off. Some parents think they are just as easy, while others find them more difficult to use. I see a lot of people asking about how to convert aplix to snap, so I know it is popular.

Although I've only been working with them a short time, and my son is young, so I don't have the pulling off issue, I like aplix better so far. I like that I can secure exactly where I want it, not just where the snaps are, which gives me less gap in the front. I also thinks it's faster and easier, which is great for "guest diaperers."


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TheGirl said...

As babe gets older, pulling will definitely be an issue. Also, i have found, that aplix does not hold up as well to months of washing. That being said, I totally agree it is easier to get a snug fit around the waist. Look forward to seeing how this evolves for you!