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Can anyone reccomend me some good sturdy and big safety pins for terries? I lost a box with mine, and can't remember or find where I got them.
 
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Not sure where to get the best pins these days I gave up on them in favour of snappi's, so much easier to use and seem to hold terries snug for longer.
 
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Commonly, the source is the same place you would buy your cloth diapers these days.
Baby Pants.com is one of many sources.
I have not tried snappi's, as I am old school or better to say, I have a bunch of diaper pins. If not for being well supplied I would clearly try them as I like the concept.
 
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Rearz sells quality, strong, long diaper pins with plastic safety heads in several colors.
 
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the large size pins from Changing Times Diaper Co. , make sure the pins are stainless steel, not plated steel.
 
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I got my pins from CTDC as well. I have to say that I like them a lot but you have to be carefull with them. The plastic heads can break and that makes me sad when that happens
 
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If you’re based in the UK (as your name suggests)
I like these from Cosy N Dry, heavy duty and do a good job.
 

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Ellyn said:
Rearz sells quality, strong, long diaper pins with plastic safety heads in several colors.
Thank you, will check!
 
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Forced said:
If you’re based in the UK (as your name suggests)
I like these from Cosy N Dry, heavy duty and do a good job.
Those look great, (yes, I am in the UK ):)
 
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steviet said:
I got my pins from CTDC as well. I have to say that I like them a lot but you have to be carefull with them. The plastic heads can break and that makes me sad when that happens
That's bad. Once someone came to me with some elastic things that where holders for the towel nappy, but I have never learnt to use that properly and I don't really like the way they look, I rather use pins.
 
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Most of my diaper pins are from CTDC and have ducky heads.. I haven't had problems with the plastic breaking much. Overtime all pins with plastic heads will break if you use them a lot. I did have problems with pins I bought from Baby-pants.. For some reason there duckhead pins seemed to break all the time.
 
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The only problem I've had with plastic head pins is my wife taking them for other purposes besides my diapers. I've had to go out and get more a couple of times.
 
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Lyric said:
Overtime all pins with plastic heads will break if you use them a lot. I did have problems with pins I bought from Baby-pants.
Baby-Pants was one of the first to start selling those "novelty" three-inch diaper pins, and the first ones I got were absolutely awful. The points were so steeply tapered, it was like trying to push a construction nail through my diaper. Fuggetaboutit. Those pins had the slide-lock heads on them though. When the ducky ones came out, I tried those and found them to be a lot better. They haven't broken, but then I also haven't used them all that much. I mostly just use baby diaper pins. Vintage Reddy brand are my favorite, and thankfully eBay never runs out. (Knock on plood.)
 
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MissMummyUK said:
Can anyone reccomend me some good sturdy and big safety pins for terries? I lost a box with mine, and can't remember or find where I got them.
We have a really great pin free solution we just released they are called ABZ Fasteners. They work great for what you are looking for and also no longer have to worry about accidentally poking yourself. - https://incontroldiapers.com/abz/
 
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I know babypants sold big 4" diaper pins. I have a set in my stash that I bought with a contour diaper. They have duckies on them. The downside is they were near impossible to get thru the diaper. Don't know if it was the diaper weave or the pins that made it so hard.
 
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Nowididit said:
I know babypants sold big 4" diaper pins. I have a set in my stash that I bought with a contour diaper. They have duckies on them. The downside is they were near impossible to get thru the diaper. Don't know if it was the diaper weave or the pins that made it so hard.
Probably some of both. Even the best of those big pins are steeply tapered and/or blunt versus the baby kind, but also the cotton twill diapers (if that's what you got) can be tough to pin. A remedy, if you haven't tried it, is to use a bar of soap like a pin cushion to store your diaper pins, or else run them through your hair to get some oils on them immediately before pinning. It can make a surprisingly great difference.

InControlRobert said:
We have a really great pin free solution we just released they are called ABZ Fasteners. They work great for what you are looking for and also no longer have to worry about accidentally poking yourself. - https://incontroldiapers.com/abz/
I'll add that if you go this route, and especially if you sleep in diapers, you'll do better with a snug-fitting cover or wrap instead of baggy pull-on plastic pants. At least in my experience. I've had no trouble with Boingos (which appear to be the same thing as the ABZs) during the day, regardless of wrap or plastic pants. When I'm lying down, and especially if I'm wet, my diaper tends to go a bit slack in the waist, and then these claw-type fasteners can fall right off unless something is holding them against the diaper. Babies don't have this problem, of course, because baggy plastic pants haven't really been a thing in the world of baby cloth diapering for decades.
 
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rearz has ducky diaper pins, so cute, you can call them and order, 1-519-620-1000, or go to their website
 
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I got mine from baby pants
 
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I got the three inch pins with colored heads from Amazon.
 
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Cottontail said:
Probably some of both. Even the best of those big pins are steeply tapered and/or blunt versus the baby kind, but also the cotton twill diapers (if that's what you got) can be tough to pin. A remedy, if you haven't tried it, is to use a bar of soap like a pin cushion to store your diaper pins, or else run them through your hair to get some oils on them immediately before pinning. It can make a surprisingly great difference.


I'll add that if you go this route, and especially if you sleep in diapers, you'll do better with a snug-fitting cover or wrap instead of baggy pull-on plastic pants. At least in my experience. I've had no trouble with Boingos (which appear to be the same thing as the ABZs) during the day, regardless of wrap or plastic pants. When I'm lying down, and especially if I'm wet, my diaper tends to go a bit slack in the waist, and then these claw-type fasteners can fall right off unless something is holding them against the diaper. Babies don't have this problem, of course, because baggy plastic pants haven't really been a thing in the world of baby cloth diapering for decades.
I tried the soap trick. It was futile.
 
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