Nappi Nippa (Snappis)
The modern equivalent of a pin, a nippa grips onto the fabric of a flat nappy in 3 places giving a secure fit with some stretch for movement.
1. S-T-R-E-T-C-H the Nappi Nippa a few times before its first use, this will make it more elastic and easier to use. The ‘secret’ of the Nappi Nippa is its ‘memory’ to pull back into shape after securing tightly.
To stretch your Nappi Nippa, hold it in the centre with one hand and with your other hand, grab close to the end of one of the arms, avoiding the sharp teeth, and pull. Do not grab the Nappi Nippa by the loops. Repeat this about 10 times for each arm. You will notice the material begin to soften up and become more elastic. Once you have done this for each arm your Nappi Nippa Nappy Fastener is ready to use!
2. Fit the nappy on your baby and hold it in place. With the other hand attach the Nappi Nippa and follow the 3 easy steps: hook left, hook right, hook centre (See pictures)
When fitted correctly the Nappi Nippa should go from a ‘T’ shape to a ‘Y’ shape.
When attaching your Nappi Nippa hold onto the solid part of the tab. DO NOT pull on the loops as these are used as an added safety feature. They can be folded over the teeth of your fastener when not in use to cover and protect the teeth.
Make sure that the Nappi Nippas teeth have gripped properly into the fabric of the nappy and that it is attached securely with all 3 arms. The Nappi Nippa works simply under tension, the 3 points are important to pull against each other to ensure the nappy is secure.
By following these instructions, the Nappi Nippa should be secure and the nappy will fit snugly. It is essential to use a nappy cover over the nappy and the Nappi Nippa to keep everything in place.
Nappi Nippas work best with terry cloth nappies, pre-folds, and any other cloth nappies with a loose weave for the Nappi Nippa to hook into.
Like anything, practice makes perfect, after a while you’ll be able to fit this to a squirming baby with one hand!