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In the end it comes down to personal preference, rather than which is best, for snaps or aplix on diapers. (Aplix is like velcro but better for diaper applications).
I have both aplix and snap diapers in Braden’s stash and this is what I have observed with the two types of closures. Oh and both are way better than nappy/diaper pins!
Snaps don’t form a diaper train in the washer and dryer. Diaper train you say? What is that? It is what I call the tangled mess that gets made of diapers with aplix closures when they stick to themselves, other diapers, wipes or anything else they can grab on to. While most of Braden’s aplix diapers have “laundry tabs” to stick the aplix to, somehow some of them never stick to the tabs, but manage to stick to everything else just fine. The train forms more readily in the dryer than the washing machine I find. So during the summer when I line dry, I don’t have a super big problem with it.
Aplix is easier to use for many, especially casual caregivers and many dads. This includes my husband. He far prefers being left to watch his son with aplix closing diapers. They are more like disposables to close. So if you have a resistant spouse, grandparent etc to cloth diapering, aplix is in my opinion far easier for them to use.
Aplix diaper versions of the same diaper often are priced cheaper. This is true for several of the brands I stock. It seems alot of diaper companies price their snap versions a buck or two higher than their aplix versions.
Snap closing diapers are harder for tots to pull off. It is very easy for a determined toddler to rip off many brands of diaper using aplix closures. So many parents like using snaps because it is tougher for them to undo. Although I have heard of some very dexterous tots who can master the snap too :)
Aplix is not as long wearing as snaps. Aplix gets gunk in it, it curls and eventually just wears out. I have replaced quite a bit of aplix on diapers but next to no snaps. Snaps will last longer than the diaper fabrics themselves will.
And a final observation. Snap diapers make my very ticklish son giggle and squirm when I do them up! Because I need to put a finger underneath the flap of the diaper, it tickles my son’s tummy and sometimes he giggles and squirms so much its tough to do up his diaper!
As to which do I prefer personally? Well I have not really decided either way. I have both in Braden’s stash and I will continue to buy both. I know that with some brands of diapers where you can choose the closure, I have found I prefer one snap closing type over another. For instance, Rump-a-rooz, I like their snap closing version better than their aplix closing version. They seem to fit on Braden better. Same with the bum genius organic all in one diaper. The snap closing one is nicer than the aplix closing one. They no longer make the aplix closing version though.
So tell me, which one do YOU prefer. Please post a comment. I am curious as to what others think.
The owner of Rump-a-Rooz, Julie, approached me about selling her diapers. I had seen them and was interested in them, but had not yet taken the initiative to look into them. So I put in my order for a few thinking they would be just another pocket diaper like the others I have. Well not so! Now I am not saying that my other one size pockets are no good, they do their job very well. But Rump-a-rooz has a patented inner gusset that does the job it is advertised to do, which is catch poop. This soft gusset is made out of the inner fleece fabric, and it is the first line of defence against messy poops. If that defense is every breeched, which is rare, then the snug fit of the legs prevents leaks.
This is a diaper that I like to use in the car seat, for that extra insurance of leak prevention. I use the inserts it came with. While they are all microfiber, and I break my rule of microfiber being a solo act, they actually work really well. The inserts are well designed (I think thats a good compliment coming from someone who has designed her own inserts to do a certain job). Using snaps and folds, the insert will fit in the diaper from newborn to max size. The newborn aspect of the insert has indentations to reduce the bulk on tiny baby legs.
Rump-a-rooz comes in some really lovely colours, some I have not seen in other diaper brands, and prints unique to them. You can also choose aplix or snap closure. I have tried both snaps and aplix, and I do really like the snap version the best.
Braden at 23 pounds is wearing this diaper on its maximum setting. Also according to Julie of Rump-a-rooz, this diaper will fit a newborn who is 6.5 pounds. Smaller than most newborn size settings on one size diapers. And she has the photos to back it up :)
So I give this diaper 5 out of 5. I have no cons for it! Cute, one size, great at catching poop, and choice of snaps and aplix.