Monday, May 11, 2009

Diaper Pins

I pinned Camille's diaper again this evening, and again poked my finger. Even drew a drop of blood! But don't worry, I didn't get it on the diaper!


I've been desperate to try our new dyed diapers on Camille, but they've been too small to use the Snappi. So I dug out of her changing table drawer two diaper pins that I've been too scared to use! With Aaron occupying Camille (so as to keep her from wriggling dangerously) and me on diaper pinning duty, I managed to pin her diaper on without poking her (I did, however, poke myself not once, but twice). AND the diaper actually stayed on her! Amazing.

It didn't take long for her to wet right through them. They are made for infants, not skinny toddlers! I definitely need to keep practicing with Aaron's help before I attempt any solo diaper pinning. But I'm confindent that with (years of) practice I may be able to get the hang of it.

P.S. You may be wondering why on earth I would want to learn how to use pins when I already have a Snappi. Well, the reason is that some fabrics are simply not snappiable. Snappis work best with relatively loosely woven fabrics (like birdseye or chinese/indian cotton, which most prefold diapers are made from). But some are made out of flannel (which is too tight of a weave) or cotton/bamboo velour (which is too fuzzy) and can't be Snappied. My next project is going to be to make C some cotton velour prefolds, and I'll need to know how to pin them if I want to get any use out of them!


Through Grand-ma Goggles said...

It looks like Camille's wearing her first bikini!