The velcro on Knox’s cloth diapers is no longer with us. Well, at least it won’t be with us once I finish ripping it off. We decided to move onward from the aplix closures on his bumGenius diapers and delve into the world of snaps. Why? 1) Knox now likes to remove his diapers through his clothes and 2) the velcro tabs don’t freaking stick anymore. All of the tabs have started to curl up on the ends, which makes it kinda tough to secure them in place. Shockingly, the newer 4.0 diapers are giving us more problems than the older 3.0s. I always hang-dry our diaper shells, so it’s just the washing that’s taking a toll on them. While the aplix was in good condition, we loved it, but it’s gotten progressively worse since after about a year of use.
I looked into doing this snap conversion myself, as there are plenty of tutorials online (like this one) that give step-by-step instructions. However. I figured I would spend around $40 for supplies and endless amounts of time (one site estimates 30 minutes PER diaper… multiply that times the 30 diapers we have, and that’s 15 hours of my life gone down the tube) on this conversion. Hence, my decision to make someone else do it! I am sending this off to this lovely lady, who is going to convert them for $3.25/diaper. Normally, it’s $3.75 a diaper, but I am removing the velcro before I send them, so she gives a $0.50 discount. Also, we get a 10% discount off the top since we are sending in so many. I will spend around $90 to have this done, which is only $50 more than I would have spent doing it myself. Um, yes please!
They will go from this:
I hate having to spend more money on our diaper stash, but I figure with the amount of money we’ve saved by using cloth, it’s just a drop in the bucket compared to what we would have spent on disposables. Speaking of, we are using disposables while our diapers are away… they’ve kept everything contained, thus far, but they stink! He pees 800 times a day, and man, it reeks the second he does it. Ick. Oh well, it’s only for a little while, so we’ll make do. Oh, and all of his pants fall off! Those cloth diapers give him such a fluffy butt, he wears a size bigger pants than he would if we used disposables, so he is rocking a saggy tush at the moment.
Can’t wait to get our new snappy diapers! At least I now know, if I ever buy more, get snaps! They may be a little more “complicated” to use, but they hold up!
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