...which is probably why I think it's such a stupid name. Boingo. Whatever!
But Boingos ROCK!
If you're a cloth diaper wearer, you've probably heard of the Snappi, a substitute for diaper pins. Basically, it's a little three-armed bungee cord with plastic claws that grip the fabric. Snappis have been wildly popular in the world of baby cloth diapering for a few years now, but while a number of adult cloth diaper companies (e.g., Baby Pants, Changing Times, etc.) sell them, they just don't work very well on adults.
The problem with Snappis is that, because they're meant to stretch from one corner of the diaper to the other, they have to be sized to match the wearer and/or the diaper. Consequently, there are a couple of sizes of Snappi, and neither of them is sized correctly for an adult. To use a Snappi as an adult, you have to (unless you're small) deliberately oversize your diaper, making it possible to get the back corners very close together when pulled forward, allowing the Snappi to reach both of them. Which sucks. There really is such a thing as too much diaper! I usually wear a medium in the Changing Times / Rearz prefolds. To use a Snappi, I have to wear an XL!
So! Forget Snappis. They're for BBs (Baby Babies).
One day, about a month ago, I was surfing the Rearz site and ran across the Boingo. WHAT THE HECK?! Why aren't these things more popular among AB/DLs? Why do no other adult diaper companies sell them?
A Boingo is like a Snappi, but designed to be used in pairs just like diaper pins:
(Sorry 'bout the overexposed images!)
They come in a bunch of other colors, too. I got pink, orange, green, and white.
I've used these with my Baby Pants and Changing Times prefolds, both twill and birdseye, and they work very well. I love them! Go and get a pair today! Well, actually, there are a couple of teensy problems: Except for Rearz, they seem to be available only from baby diaper companies, meaning that if you don't order form Rearz, discreet shipping may not be available. Rearz also seems to carry only the older version of the Boingo. I ordered the latest version from a local baby diaper company and shipped to the UPS Store.
And one last useful feature of the Boingo: Unlike Snappis, which forced me to wear larger diapers than I wanted to, Boingos actually let me wear smaller diapers. I had a pair of small Changing Times prefolds that I'd intended to use as stuffers, but with Boingos I can wear them by themselves! The rubber material that the Boingos are made of doesn't stick to skin or pull hairs, so if you can get the corners of the diaper close enough for the Boingo to reach, you're good. This is great, because the small diapers have sufficient rise for me, but aren't quite wide enough to pin. With the Boingos, they make a nice trim-fitting diaper option that requires no folding and could be worn unnoticed under tight pants.
So, there you go.