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Controversial opinion, but I'm not sure I see the appeal of hook and loop diapers. I find they come off during sleep unless I wear a cover, and the front panel feels scratchy against skin. Give me a plastic landing strip instead

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@james
Which "hook and loop diapers" do you mean?
Baby-Diapers like Pampers or some special for adult size?

Maybe it is easier for the discussion when you say about which diaper you talk.

@gerDL hook and loop = velcro. Instead of sticky tapes. There are too many to list 😆 I think everything Tykables makes. ABU DinoRawrZ, BunnyHopps, etc..

@james
OK.
Many cotton feel diapers like the Abriform M1-4 or the DeltaForm M2 use such Velcro tapes. As you say, the Tykables to.
I didn't had ever problems with these diapers.

On the contrary. In diapers with foil like the Crinklz, the foil tears as soon as you want to open or correct the sticky tapes.

The DeltaForm M2 is my allround diaper.

@gerDL ah yeah. Not a fan of cotton feel or Crinklz, only like the ones which have a proper plastic landing strip. This is why I asked honestly, I knew some people would have a different opinion to me! :)

@james
I wear all three types of closings, but I know the disadvantages of pure foil like on the Crinklz.

@gerDL actually this is a another controversial opinion of mine.. I hate the plastic they use, I don't like how it feels at all, and yeah it rips when you take the tabs off which is even worse

@james I feel you, I’m torn honestly, I really like the hook-n-loop for their easy refastening 😋 but I have had a higher occurrence of them coming undone when asleep and stuff, even under a onesie. Plastic landing strip is great, as long as it doesn’t tear when pulling the tape off.

@Fluffy_ears I just don't find the need to refasten them, if I need to take it off I find you can usually stick the tapes back on themselves and they work fine again after (as long as no lube/oil gets on them). Plus I don't think I have ever had a plastic landing strip tear, it's usually much thicker than the shell plastic

@james the main thing about hook and loop is the nostalgia factor, which is a big part of regressing for me. The baby brands I wore as a child were hook and loop, therefore that’s like the ideal model for what I want to wear now 🤷🏻‍♂️

@lostboyabdl that's true, do you prefer cloth over plastic as well then?

@james Yeah I generally prefer the feel of cloth over plastic, but I still mostly buy plastic because they’re on the whole better nappies. Although there’s a slightly clothy feel to the plastic Tykables use so that’s a bonus.

@james I much prefer the hook and loop. I'm not too good at getting the fit right on a first try so the hook and loop let's me keep retrying until it's nice and snug but not cutting off circulation 🤣

The tykables ones are top tier. And I kinda like the furry feel of them as opposed to smooth plastic

@james I think Hook and loops are great because you can retape them.

@Kagnenoi fair enough, never done that enough to make it worth it for me though

@james I've tried hook and loop with Bambino Magnifico. I do find with the bottom tapes I need to really make sure they've fully gripped, otherwise they start rolling up. Not had a problem with the top tapes. I do love the feel / fit of the nappy overall.

@james I'm definitely a hook and loop guy, esp. Tykables. The one and doneness of tapes makes me anxious about it being tight enough to stop leaks, which means I tend to pull them a bit too tight and will sometimes overstretch or rip the plastic.

@james I agree on the hook and loop diapers the landing zone for the tapes feels like sandpaper definitely a plastic landing strip for taping them is best

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