About 6 months ago, I was asked to review the improved Boingo cloth diaper fasteners. I asked questions about how they differed from the original Boingo since I had heard mixed reviews. I received the additional info, agreed to review them, but never received the product. I ended up deciding to buy a pair myself, after hearing how much easier they were to use than a Snappi or pins.
I purchased mine in the “disco” (glitter) color from my affiliate, Dearest Diapers (affiliate link.)
They are available in several colors, and I like their funky design. Here’s what the owner had to say about the difference between the original Boingo and the Boingo 2.0:
“Our original Boingo’s were made with TPR material and our new design is now made with medical grade surgical silicone. The edges around the star are rounded now instead of pointed, which makes them much more comfortable for baby. Our new design was shortened in length and in width by one inch and the star itself is now sitting in an inlay rather than on top of the Boingo.”
She also sent along this video, which demonstrates the differences:
I prefer a snappi over pins, but I’ve struggled with them a bit, getting them on properly and keeping them from popping off. That is especially true on my hemp prefolds. It seems to be hit or miss when trying to get hemp to snappi. I think it has to do with how the teeth hit the weave.
I’ve also had the snappi leave holes in some of my diapers. There are several on one of my hemp jersey prefolds, and when I sent my Guerilla Fluff Utilitarian along to someone to borrow, she thought she had made the holes!
The plastic “teeth” of the Boingos do not feel as “sharp” (can plastic teeth be sharp?) as the Snappi, and they do not angle upward like the teeth of the Snappi.
The Boingo worked beautifully on both the hemp jersey (above) and hemp fleece (below) and it was so much easier than the snappi. No popping off and repositioning. Just on and done.
For a little baby, you can also use just one in the middle.
A pair of Boingo fasteners is $4.69 however, they do not need to be replaced unless they show signs of wear, and you really only need one pair (maybe two so you have a spare!)
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