Call me crazy but I am an Aplix loving mama and sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one. I know that can't be the case; surely one of you reading likes Aplix. My oldest, Brennan, was very easy to distract during diaper changes. When he was still in diapers snaps were still fairly new to the cloth diapering scene so my stash consisted primarily of diapers that had Aplix closures. Then my daughter Kendall came into the world and the cloth diapers that I used to make her stash were snaps. That's when I realized that I preferred Aplix over snaps. If you prefer snaps or simply haven't tried Aplix you may be asking yourself, "Bert, why do you like Aplix? It wears and tears with washes. Sooner or later you have to replace it and what a pain that will be!" That may be true but there are many other benefits to Aplix and I'm ready to list them out to you:
- Fast diaper changes: If you have a squirmy baby like my little Kendall then all of those snaps can be a major pain. Aplix makes for an uber fast diaper change. You don't have to match up snaps to get the perfect fit. Wham bam thank you ma'am, diaper change doneso!
- Less intimidating for those who aren't familiar with cloth diapers. My mom always comments on the number of snaps on some of my newer diapers. It's not that it's more difficult to use a diaper that has snaps but in my opinion it's the intimidation factor.
- No indents on baby's skin. Now, this is probably more telling in how I put a diaper on than anything else but I have found that some snaps leave an indentation on the hips of my daughter. Is it a deal breaker? No, but it just further cements my feelings on Aplix.
I personally like snaps better just because my now 10 month old can undo the aplix. There has been a few time were my daughter has taken her diaper off and peed in the floor.
I like my Thirsties covers! I’ll be honest – I really don’t like the aplix, but I love the covers so much that I still use them. I’m hoping to get some in snaps soon!!
I’m still undecided. I started CD about 4 mths ago on a now 2 year old. Squirmy and resistive, yes which makes the velcro easier, but he also mastered getting out of those first too. I’m waiting to make my decision with baby number 2 :)
I’m all snaps all the way now! My first was diapered with prefolds and aplix covers, my second was in pocket diapers in a mix of aplix and snaps, and I’d seen the light by number 3 – all snaps. No aplix in the mix for the new babe cooking right now!
I am a total Aplix Babe! Even though my 3rd loves to grab at the aplix, if I just get that diaper covered with a bloomer or pants she forgets all about it! SUPER FAST diaper changes and ease of fit are totally the reasons why aplix is the only way for this family!
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