It’s a debate that makes me scratch my head, simply because I love hook and loop SO much, and despise snaps just as much (NOTE: in that baby-diaper-change-acrobatics phase)–so I posed the question on Facebook: “Why do you like snaps?” Spurred by a rave response from people, I then needed to put up a “Why do you like hook and loop?” post, to ease my worry that I may be the only hook and loop lover out there.
Whew. I wasn’t.
But still, most cloth diaperers prefer snaps over hook and loop. In fact, according to the diaper features survey, snaps scored a whopping 21% higher than hook and loop!
So what ARE the goods and bads of these two closures? I break it down for you, based on the great responses on my Facebook page (thanks awesome followers, yet again!).
Difficult for kid to take off
Wing droop less likely
The snap sound is fun
Easy to repair
Difficult to get a good fit when the kid is between the snap settings
Takes longer to put on
Can be difficult to put on with a squirmy baby
May seem complicated to someone looking to switch from disposables to cloth
Hook and Loop
Ease of putting on
Easy for “skeptics” to use
Easy for kid to take off
Allows you to get a better fit
Ideal for a baby that likes to squirm as you attempt to put a diaper on
Gets stuck to other diapers in the wash if there are no laundry tabs (or if the laundry tabs aren’t too good)
Can scratch baby
Poop, string, hair, etc can get stuck in it
Shows wear easily
Baby is more likely to take it off
So I am curious, which do you prefer? Was there a pro/con left out?