When the Boingo Fastener came out, I immediately thought, “GENIUS!” For those of you who are clumsy like myself, you may find that different diaper fasteners run a great risk of you stabbing yourself or, worse, your baby with something sharp. The Boingo helps make things much easier when putting on a flat or pre fold.
In this post, I am going to show you what the 33 survey respondents had to say about the Boingo Diaper Fastener.
These fasteners come in pairs, so you fasten on each side. What is neat about this is that you don’t have anything pushing up against your baby’s tummy–all the action happens on the sides.
They are latex, PVC, Lead, BPA, and Phthalate free, as well as 100% recyclable.
It is roughly two inches in length and has grabbers on each end.
To use, simply lay out your pre fold or flat. Put the front of the prefold/flat up on the tummy.
Bring the back part of the prefold/flat and lay over the front part
Have one side of the Boingo grab the back section, and then have the other end grab the front section.
Repeat on the other side!
Now let’s look at the statistics:
Oh my heck the Boingo is the best thing since sliced bread! The blows Snappi and pins out ofthe water. It’s easy to use and cute too!
Good for small prefolds or flats on a bigger baby or toddler, because you can just attach at the hips.
It is easy to use, it doesn’t have the same kind of sharp teeth that the other fastener has.
I really like how the Boingo really I mean really grabs the fabric. I have some hemp prefolds that other types of fasteners would hold AT ALL and the boingo grabbed it straight away and held tight with a 18 month old wearing it.
I love the colors, the look and the lack of something going across my daughter’s crotch area.
Boingos are easy to use and give me a nice snug fit with both flats and prefolds
Easier than pins and dose not leave marks like Snappi
Quick and easy to get on a squirmy toddler
Boingos allowed us to use a smaller size of prefold on our daughter longer, which was great for not needing to go up a size and keep trimness in the picture. It also helped me secure the prefold better than a Snappi and didn’t put pressure on baby’s tummy.
Love that I can fasten one side and then adjust the fit of the prefold on the other side.
Can’t use one for a baby in motion. If you do the diaper will fall off
Not as strong of a grab as other options.
It doesn’t work well on my favorite fold (origami), but only on certain folds. I didn’t like them much.
They don’t grab the fabric as well as snappi’s do. I had a hard time getting and keeping them fastened. I’ve only used mine a handful of times and some of the prongs are starting to bend backwards.
Doesn’t have places to grip like the Snappi does, so it makes it difficult to stretch and to fasten the second side. It’s awkward to pull the second side over to secure the Boingo.
I can’t seem to get a good fit with the wings in front of the diaper like you would pin. I get a great fit and a clean look when putting the wings behind the front flap of the diaper.
I thought it was easy, but my husband and grandparents required at least two demonstrations and tries before they seemed to really get the hang of it.
Notes from the Company
We need to let people know that the extra piece on the snappi is not meant to grab and hook the snappi on its there to protect the teeth when not in use.
I also want to point out that if you pinch the diaper’s fabric and insert the teeth like you would a diaper pin you will get a better grip.
We used the twist as the fold for the prefold. I recommend securing the boingo on a hip to the folded section on both sides.
Make sure you store them in some type of container to keep up with BOTH of them at all times! One is pretty much useless unless you have a very small baby! After you fatten both of them, go back & refasten the first one again for a nice tight fit!
You get two in a pack, and if the wings of the diaper come close together (as my flats do), you can get away with using just one. Two places two fasten instead of three like a Snappi.
My Own Comments On It
I found that this made putting a prefold on my squirmy son so much easier. The one downside is that it didn’t grab as well as the Snappi fastener, especially in my bamboo prefold. However, that is also a plus for me, since I have been known to quite frequently catch myself with the fastener. The other downside is that you have to keep track of two things, rather than just one–so I recommend getting several if you are going to do it! I love how fashionable these look and I love that you don’t have something stretching across the tummy and pushing on it, which never seems too comfortable for me–thus me pining after my maternity pants!
Price: $3.59 for a two pack
Where to buy: To see who carries these, go to www.clothdiaperretailers, type in “Boingo” and you can see who carries it and compare things like shipping, location, and even sales going on.
Have you tried out the Boingo or any other accessory? Head on over here to fill out a survey. Survey respondents are often randomly selected to win prizes.