Wednesday, March 10, 2010
If your cloth diapers have worn out aplix/touchtape/velcro, or if you are tired of it sticking to everything in the wash or rubbing on baby, snaps are a great way to go. I can easily do pocket diaper conversions, ex: Bum Genius, Happy Heiny, Haute Pockets, BlueBerry, gDiapers, Thirsties, or similar.
I can do hidden snaps too, but may not have exact matching thread choices (used for re-sewing the spot taken out to get the snaps in).
I do have matching thread for Bum Genius Moonbeam and Ribbit.
Snap colors I have available:
Snap colors I have available to match BG colors:
~$3.50 per diaper for pocket diapers, most fitteds, and some AIOs.
Ex: Bum Genius 3.0s & 4.0s, Bum Genius AIO Small & Medium & Large.
~$4.00 per diaper for diapers that require stitching to be removed to access the inside of the diaper to add hidden snaps, most AIOs.
Ex: Bum Genius One-Size Organic All-In-One, Bum Genius Elementals, GroVia, GroBaby.
OR for diapers that require edging to be removed and restitched.
Ex: Thirsties covers, Bummies covers.
~plus return shipping
For 20 or more diapers, I will discount by $0.50 per diaper.
Depending on the size of the order, I would estimate 2-3 days turn around time. For 10-15 diapers, it may be 3-7 days. For 15+ diapers, it may be a 4-8 days.
I do work full time, we recently had baby #2 in late January, and have a 2 year old, so life is generally pretty busy. If for some reason turn around time seems like it might take more than a week, I will contact you.
~I am also able to add rise snaps for you. $1.50 per diaper.
For return shipping, I will do USPS First Class if possible, else Priority (all with delivery confirmation).
1-3 dipes $4.00
4-5 dipes $6.00
6-10 dipes $8.00
11-15 dipes $11.00
16-30 dipes $15.00
Of course, local pickups and dropoffs don't have to worry about shipping! We live a little south of Brainerd, MN.
I will do the most common snap configuration of two rows of snaps on the front, plus two snaps on each tab. If you prefer a different configuration, just let me know! I certainly am flexible! I have had moms prefer one row of snaps with two on each tab, and another prefer two rows of snaps with three or four on each tab.
I'd gladly convert your bibs to snaps too! =) I can replace the velcro with one or two snaps, or whatever you prefer.
1-10 bibs: $0.50 each bib
11+ bibs: $0.40 each bib
For bibs that require unstitching, removing the velcro, then re-stitching the trim back on, it is $1.50 for each bib.
For bibs that require unstitching, removing the velcro, adding a piece of fabric to replace the missing velcro, then re-stitching the trim back on, it is $2.00 for each bib.
The hook velcro will be removed. The loop velcro (softer, non sticky side) will not be removed if it seems to provide helpful durability to the fabric underneath the added snap.
For the bibs, if any stitching is involved, I will use whatever thread I have on hand that matches the best. This may or may not mean the seam is obviously noticable. The trim is very tricky to work with and the seams will not be as perfect or pretty as it was before.
Return shipping is the same as for the number of diapers, unless the actual shipping you paid to send it to me is less, then that amount is fine.
If you would like more feedback, I have a bunch on ebay under ssqueakert.
Please feel free to check out the posts showing examples of converted diapers and misc.
Thank you! =)
I complete the conversions.
Then I mail it back to you. =)
You can send payment right away, after you ship them to me, or when they're completed and ready to be sent back. Whichever way works fine with me. =)
I do prefer cash or paypal, but will accept personal checks too.
For paypal please send as one payment, otherwise there is more in paypal fees.
For personal checks, I will wait for it to clear at the bank before shipping your items back. Also, if for some reason your check bounces, you need to pay the bank fees (and original price of course) before I will send your items back.
After almost four years of cloth diapering our son and two daughters, I've realized that I loathe velcro and love snaps! When we started, nearly all of our stash was velcro. Currently, we might have one or two rarely used velcro diapers, but it's mostly snaps.
Snaps do take a few extra seconds to put on the baby (which can be a big factor with a wiggly wiggly little one), but they just have less things to worry about overall.
- Velcro tabs need to be folded back for laundry - and need to be folded back without being crooked (else they still snag and catch on things in the wash).
- If baby is in just a diaper, the velcro edges can scratch clothes or skin.
- The edges of the velcro can scratch baby and the corners can poke him.
- The velcro keeps the front of the diaper a little stiffer. I'm not sure if this ever bothered our son or not, but sometimes it just looked like his tummy couldn't have been very comfy when leaning over.
- Velcro can be too easy (and apparently fun) for toddlers to take off. It's much harder for a youngster to get the snaps open.
Can you see the holes from the thread after the velcro is removed?
Yes. You can see where the velcro was removed. After the diaper has been washed, these holes will fade some as the fabric shifts and fills them in. It depends on how long the velcro was used. If you are looking for the holes, you probably will find them, but it is not very noticable (it's hard to find for a few of ours).
Are the snaps hidden on the inside of the diaper?
Yes. For pocket diapers, the snaps are put on through the inside of the pocket and do not go through the inner suedecloth/fleece layer. For AIO diapers without pocket openings, topstitching is removed to allow access to the inside of the diaper, then re-stitched shut when complete.
Are the snaps reinforced?
Yes. Many of the diapers already have a second layer of PUL, suedecloth, or microfleece behind the velcro area. For example, Thirsties have a second layer of PUL; Bum Genius have a liner type fabric; some Happy Heiny's do not have a second layer. If the diaper does not have any extra layers behind the outer PUL and inner fabric, I will add a layer of PUL when I add the snaps.
Can you convert AIOs?
Yes, I can convert the AIOs too. For the AIOs that have a pocket opening (ex: BG sized), it's not really any different than the pocket ones. For the AIOs that are completely closed (ex: BG OS organics), I will take out some topstitching to access the inside of the diaper, add the snaps, then re-sew it back shut. For the ones I need to re-sew, I will use whatever closest matching thread I have on hand (or white if you prefer).
Some feedback and info:
Rave for our Snap Conversion
ISO mamas who need snap conversions... (Original post)
Some Common Terms:
BB: BlueBerry cloth diapers
BG: Bum Genius cloth diapers
HH: Happy Heiny cloth diapers
Happy Heiny in Peace Bears print with white snaps and two rows of ten with two on each tab and two additional on one tab for crossover:
Ocean with white snaps,
Celery with grasshopper green snaps:
Thirsties Small in White with two rows of eight snaps and two on each tab in BG Ribbit
Thirsties Mediums with two rows of ten snaps and two on each tab in:
Aqua with pastel blue snaps
Aqua with ribbit, moonbeam, grasshopper, pastel blue, and royal blue snaps
Ocean with pastel blue snaps
Thirsties Mediums with two rows of ten snaps and two on each tab in:
Celery with grasshopper snaps
Celery with sage gray snaps
Red with dark orange snaps
Thirsties Fitteds with snap configuration similar to Fuzzi Bunz One Size - two rows of eight with two on each tab:
orange with Clementine snaps
light blue with Moonbeam snaps
light green with Spring Green snaps
light yellow with Grasshopper snaps
light yellow with white snaps
light yellow with Butternut snaps
gDiaper in orange with multi-colored snaps of Spring Green, Royal Blue, and Deep Red.
The Spring Green snaps are studs and the others are sockets (what the studs snap into).
gDiaper in creme with multi-colored snaps of Twilight, Butternut, and Grasshopper.
The Twilight snaps are studs and the others are sockets (what the studs snap into).
The creme diaper is snapped to the smallest setting and the orange diaper is snapped to the larged setting.