When you buy a package of Babyville Boutique snaps, they have equal amounts of studs and sockets. This is great until you realize you use three times as many sockets as you do studs. If you keep making your diapers the same way, you will end up with lots of extra studs but will constantly run out of sockets. Here are a few ways to help you use equivalent amounts of studs and sockets in your diapers.
One way is to attach studs on one half of the front panel.
Then you apply sockets to the other half.
Or you could do all studs on one row.
Then use sockets on the other row.
With either method you choose, you just need to make sure you use the opposite snap on the wings. For example, on the diaper with studs on one side and sockets on the other, the side where I attached all studs, I used sockets on the wings. The side with all sockets had studs attached on the wings.
Make sure you use the corresponding snaps on the wings so the diaper will snap when you are finished.
Some people like to make the whole diaper with sockets on the front panel and studs on the wings, and then rotate to studs on the front panel and sockets on the wings of the next diaper they make. I can never remember which method I did last, so I find it easier to just do each diaper half and half. A tip is to put a sheet of paper in with your snaps so you can mark down “studs” then “sockets” alternating as you finish a diaper. That way you know which to use on your next diaper. We diaper-makers always find a way to solve a problem!
However, one benefit of having “half stud and half socket” diapers, is that you can roll the diaper up just like you would a disposable. This comes in handy if you are out and about and don’t want a messy diaper to get all over everything.
You simply roll the diaper up.
Then snap the wings together.
Tada! It’s that simple.