Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snappi Service Announcement

Did you know that a Snappi has a limited lifetime? Having only started using them recently to fasten our prefolds and snapless fitted diapers, I knew how to use one, and knew to s-t-r-e-t-c-h it before use to get best results. I was vaguely aware to keep it out of UV light, which could damage it. I didn't pay much attention to the rest of the packaging when I opened my first one. I ordered a second one just in case my first "walked off" but kept it in storage until recently.

About 5 1/2 months after I started using it, it seemed to be "giving up" on me...and I started using the diaper pins again as it would pop off as I tried to pull the wool cover over the diaper. As I'd need to stretch it from almost her back hip to back hip to get it to grab, I began to think "This seems longer than I remember. How would this work for a newborn? It's a size one - it would have to start in the back on an itty bitty baby!".

I pulled out the new one and started using it with much better results. When I got a chance to compare the two side-by-side later that day, this is what I saw. The top one had been in use for 5 1/2 months, and we'd *used* it! The bottom one has been used 2-3 times in this picture.

*Then* I read the packaging, which states that the Snappi is intended for use for six months. So there you have it!



Glenni Lorick said...

Thanks so much for this information! I'll make sure all our moms who buy Snappis know this!!

Brittany said...

huh I never knew this either!! we will be using our snappis more often thanks to our new snapless and prefolds! I dont think I would have ever even thought it would wear out over time!!