Our main styles of cloth nappies have two rows of side snaps (and no rise snaps) – that’s our OSFM Candies All In Two, OSFM Bamboo Delights Fitteds and newborn Bo Peeps All In Two nappies. There’s a few reasons why we here at Bubblebubs love side snaps and why these work so well for little ones.
If you’re used to front snapping nappies, they can take a few changes to get in the habit of fastening nappies in a different way, but once you’ve got the knack of it you’ll have no troubles and all the advantages of side snaps!
What Makes Side Snapping Cloth Nappies So Great?
Side snapping cloth nappies tend to fit a wider range of babies
As the hip and leg snaps can be fastened independently from each other, side snaps are perfect for babies that have chunky thighs and a skinnier waist, or vice versa. The two rows don’t have to be done up in the same place, so one can be offset from the other - which makes it easy to loosen the thighs to fit and tighten the waist snap so you don’t compromise on fit and containment (because that’s what leads to leaks and no one wants to deal with those!).
It’s much easier to get a perfect fit and having less snaps on the nappy means they are less intimidating for new cloth users
As there are only two rows of snaps to get right, it’s much easier to get a perfect fit. Our nappies don’t have rise snaps, yet the same cloth nappy fits from approximately 4-15kg. Having less snaps to adjust sizing long ways as well as width ways means it is easier to get the fit right the first time, and less headaches! We also get great feedback that dads, caregivers and daycares find side snaps easy to use.
Easier to manage nappy changes while sitting or standing with side snaps
As babies get older and start moving and rolling around a lot more, nappies can be a mission to get on! But fastening side snaps is fairly easy to manage with your little one sitting on your lap or standing in front of you. Just sit or stand them in front of you with their back to your stomach and you can see exactly what you’re doing and where snaps should be done up. Or you can do up the leg snaps and pull the nappy up and when in place, fasten the hip snaps. Too easy!
Side snaps are harder for babies to undo
Once babies get to that inquisitive stage and more capable of managing things for themselves, you might be unfortunate to have a situation where they undo their nappy and whatever might be in there ends up everywhere… This is often a problem with cloth nappies with hook and loop closures as they’re pretty easy to pull open, or those with snaps at the front as they’re a bit more ‘in their face’ so a bit of a temptation for little ones! Side snaps are hidden away at the side of the nappy so it makes it a bit tougher to get them open, and as they’re out of way, they’re less likely to be a temptation!
The absorbency (or lack of absorbency) of a cloth nappy can make or break your cloth nappy journey. This might sound a bit dramatic, but how many leaks do you want to put up with in a day before you get over the extra washing and dealing with multiple clothes changes every day? Read on to find out what we recommend.
Bambams are a fitted cloth nappy that is designed specifically for newborns in mind. From the super soft and absorbent bamboo terry fabric to the elastics around the legs and waist which give a super snug fit, Bambams are built to contain all that your newborn can dish out! Read on to find out how Bambams fit newborns for much longer than most other newborn cloth nappies.
Unlike most other One Size Fits Most cloth nappies on the market, our All In Two Candies don’t have rise snaps at the front to adjust the size of the nappy up and down. You might be wondering how the same nappy can fit such a wide range of sizes, read on to find out how.