If you're planning to go the cloth diaper route, Snappis are a must have! Made in South Africa, they are a great substitute for diaper pins and so much safer too. I cannot imagine trying to fumble around with safety pins while the baby is squirming. I love using my Snappi! This product makes using prefolds almost as easy as using disposables. In fact, they are so easy to use even daddy has figured them out! You can fasten the diaper with just one hand and they really stay. With snappis, I can easily close prefolds, flats, fitted flats, and non-snap fitteds! There's no metal and no chance of poking the baby. They are stretchy, reusable, and extremely durable. I've even washed a Snappi on accident and it was still perfect. The composition is 100% polyurethane ( thus safe for the baby). A single snappi can last you the life of diapering your child (as long as you don't lose it!). And to add to a list of pros, they come in a variety of boy, girl and neutral colors. Also, they come in 2 sizes - Infant and Toddler and can be used right from birth.
In the words of the manufacturer ~
The Snappi Diaper Fastener revolutionized clothe diapering over 25 years ago! The all-in-one diaper fastener offers a practical and reliable way to fasten a cloth diaper. it is the cloth diapering necessity that "PULLS IT ALL TOGETHER."
Snappis are made from a stretchable non-toxic material. Their T-shaped stretchable arms have grips on each end, which hook into the diaper fabric ensuring a snug-fitting diaper with enough natural movement for baby's comfort. A cover is essential over the Snappi fastener to prevent it from catching onto something and coming undone.