Friday, February 25, 2011

Labor with this guy was a SNAP(PI)!

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Stinky wasn't due for 3 more weeks, but when I woke up that Thursday morning, a year ago today, I knew I was in the early stages of labor!  I had a busy busy day ahead of me, with meeting I COULDN'T miss!  I had an Early Intervention meeting for Bugsy in the morning, a full day of work, and then "Getting ready for Kindergarten" with Little Lou in the evening.  I was booked tight!  The contractions were constant and consistent all day long...never more than 8 minutes from the time I woke up in the morning, through the meeting, 8 hours with a dozen 4-year-olds, and the pre-k program at the library.  I even called my hubby on the way to the library to tell him that AFTER the program I'd be going to the hospital, so I'd give him a call and he could meet me there.  (I'm a planner.)  But labor was a snap!  Once we were at the hospital, things got a little willy-nilly.  An overnight stay, stopped labor, manually broken water, and pitocin drip later, Stinky came quietly into the world the next afternoon.

Did I say it was a snap?  I meant SNAPPI!  That's right.  Babies are tiny when they are first born, so we'll start with something small.

When I found out I'd be receiving a Snappi to review (and one to give away) I couldn't wait!   I was using nothing but covers and pre-folds at the time and though I'd heard of Snappis and contemplated buying one (or more) I hadn't yet.  My pre-folds were working just fine folded into thirds and laid in the covers.

When my Snappi came, I wasn't sure what to do with it.  Thankfully, they come with instructions, or I would have been at a loss!  Do you know what I discovered the very first time I used the little thing?  I like the way it helps to fan out the backside of the diaper!  I had never thought to do that before.  I found that I like the way that works! 






The Snappi works well and does exactly what it's supposed to do...hold the diaper as a pin would.  Unfortunately, most of my pre-folds are older ones with a tight weave, so it's harder to use the Snappi than it would be with a loose weave diaper.  I can still get them to go on most of my diapers, though!  I love the way it holds "stuff" in!

What don't I like about the Snappi?  I'm not good at it, so I'm a little slow.  My one year old is impatient.  He screams at me and crawls away when I try to fasten him into a diaper!  Not a design flaw, not a product issue...this mommy just needs more practice!

All in all, I'd recommend you get at least one Snappi if you're using ANY sort of diapers that don't have either velcro or snaps!

You can buy a Snappi at just about any cloth diaper retailer for about $4, or you can win one right here! 
(Contest will end and winner will be drawn March 8, 2011 at 11:59am EST)

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102 comments:

Andrea G. said...

I follow you using GFC!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STINKY!!! Please be good for Mommy, and sit still while she tries to use a Snappi. Thank you! ;o)

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Andrea G. said...

I follow you on Twitter as G_Andrea_

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Andrea G. said...

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Cloth Diaper Contests said...

Happy birthday, little one!! :)
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Alex said...

Happy Birthday!!!

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Darcy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STINKY!!!!!

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Darcy said...

i follow you on twitter
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Darcy said...

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Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy!

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Keri said...

Happy Birthday Little guy!!!

I'm already a follower.

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caedmen said...

Happy Happy Birthday:)
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cdr2009 said...

Happy birthday to Stinky! Have a wonderful day! =)

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I'm following mythisnthatlife on Twitter.

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I'm a fan on Facebook (my first name is Cassandra).


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Bridgett said...

Happy Birthday Stinky!
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*My oldest's nickname was stinky, then it turned into Dinky, hahaha*

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Joy N. said...

happy birthday stinky!
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Ashley said...

Happy bday stinky!
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Leasha said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Stinky, Happy birthday to you!!!

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Georgette said...

Happy Birthday little Stinky!hugs4u36@aol.com
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Maia G said...

I follow you via gfc

Happy Birthday, Stinky!

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MamaMac said...

I follow via GFC!

Happy birthday, Stinky!

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K. Camille Stevens said...

Happy Birthday, Stinky! :)


I am a new follower of your blog through Google Friend Connect!
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SondraMama said...

happy birthday sweet baby!!! awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!

GFC follower.
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Carrie Phelps said...

Happy Birthday Stinky!! I follow you on GFC.
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Carrie Phelps said...

I follow you on Twitter; CarrieDust.
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I follow you on Networked Blogs.
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I am a Facebook fan.
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Tiffany M said...

Happy Birthday!
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newmama2010 said...

Happy birthday Stinky!!! :) I'm a GFC follower.

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Following you on Twitter (@clemson09)

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Tannis said...

Happy Birthday Stinky! :)
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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

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The Clothspring said...

I follow you on GFC

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STINKY!!!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday, Stinky :)

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K said...

Happy Birthday cutie!!!
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K said...

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Laurel said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Stinky! I also follow you on GFC.

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Laurel said...

I like you on FB.

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auntietina said...

Oooh, I'm late, but Happy Birthday Stinky, from a new follower.
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katiepalladino said...

happy birthday stinky! i follow your blog via gfc!

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Jaimie said...

Happy Birthday!! and I follow you.
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Jaimie said...

I follow you on Twitter as wyomingmom.
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Melissa said...

I follow via GFC!

Happy Belated Birthday Stinky!!

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Melissa said...

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Anonymous said...

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Happy Birthday Stinky!
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Amanda said...

I'm a little late but Happy Birthday Stinky!! (follow via GFC)
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Darcy said...

Happy Birthday, Stinky! You are a good helper for mommy to model for her posts! :)

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Eddie and Kristi said...

Happy birthday stinky :)! I follow via gfc!

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Eddie and Kristi said...

I follow on twitter! (eksummit)

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Eddie and Kristi said...

I follow on fb! (Kristi S.)

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Boise Wiebers said...

Happy belated birthday Stinky. Snappis are great. Be patient with your mom while she gets the hang of them.
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Jenna Z said...

WOW, happy birthday Stinky!!

Jenna Z said...

I follow you on twitter (corgipants)

shiloh said...

Happy Birthday Stinky, and many more.
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AEK said...

Happy Birthday Stinkie!
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Thanks!
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follow you on twitter @queenofthesnot

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kmogilevski said...

Happy Birthday Stinky! Follow you through GFC (katie, kmogilevski)
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Dana said...

Happy Birthday Stnky! :)
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I like you on FB

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Happy Birthday Stinky!
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