Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Review: Dapper Snappers belts

I, obviously, make a lot of product recommendations on this blog. And I do so in real life as well, since many of my friends have figured out that I'm "in-the-know" about all the latest kid stuff.  There is one product that, without a doubt, I have recommended more often and more energetically than any other though, Dapper Snappers toddler belts. That's because this product addresses a problem that almost every kid has, and one that almost every mom is looking for a solution for!

We discovered Dapper Snappers a long time ago- probably nearly two years ago. That's when my son, Ethan, started having problems with eating and suddenly no longer fit in his clothes. He's also short, but he's not as short as he is thin, so we needed to be able to move him up to larger sizes for length. When we did that though, his pants just fell off his waist. So I did some research online and found a couple of different types of toddler belts to try out. I ended up buying several different kinds of belts and using them with Ethan, and in the end I liked the Dapper Snappers toddler belt the most, as compared to other toddler belts and even adjustable pants.

Dapper Snappers are mom-invented, which is my favorite type of product. And this mom knew what she was doing! First off, Dapper Snappers are simple to use. They're not bulky and don't have adjustable buckles, so they're simple to thread through your kid's belt loops, even when your child is already wearing his or her pants.  Dapper Snappers go through the three back belt loops of your child's pants and snap on to the outer two loops, cinching the pants up. There are several different places where you can fasten the snap, so they can be adjustable to four sizes (and are easy to adjust!). Since Dapper Snappers are elastic, they do stretch a bit, making the pants secure and keeping them up, but still making it easy for your child to pull pants up and down for potty trips or for diaper changes.

Since I've had my original Dapper Snappers belt for a long time, I can tell you that these things are as durable as they are useful. Our Dapper Snappers belt has been through the wash more times than I can count, has been moved back and forth from pant to pant, and still is going strong.  My only challenge lately has been that I only had one Dapper Snappers belt and now I have two kids with droopy pants. And my original belt was bought for my son, so is a basic black color, which doesn't go with my daughter's outfit.

Thankfully, thanks to Dapper Snappers and the Family Review Network, I received another Dapper Snappers belt to review, and was able to get one for Vivian. For her I chose the Flower Dapper Snappers belt, which is very pretty with flowers and antique copper caps. 

Believe me, there is an enormous difference between pant fit with and without a Dapper Snappers belt. On the days that we forget to put one on Ethan, he spends the whole day pulling up his pants, and we spend the whole day having to see the back of his underwear.  Vivian still wears a diaper, which helps at least keep her pants on, but when she's without a Dapper Snappers belt, her pants start sagging pretty quickly, and she's even been known to crawl out of them entirely!

Without the Dapper Snappers belts- the mild version. Things get much worse than this!

No more underwear sighting or pant tugging!

And no more diaper sighting for this one!
Dapper Snappers are recommended for ages 9 months to 6 years of age, and those tricky one-size-fits-all outfits (the ones that never fit anyone just right!). You can get Dapper Snappers girls belts or boys belts in a variety of colors and patterns, so it's easy to find something that fits with your child's wardrobe.  And you can even get Dapper Snappers for moms! I really need this for my low rise pants- now that I've lost a few pounds, they're scarily low, so I could use something to hold them up in the back. Or if you're in that rapidly changing pregnant time, consider using a Dapper Snappers for Mom on the front of your pants. You can also get Dapper Snappers clips to add on for use with pants with no belt loops. Seriously, they have all your pant-fit problems solved at this website.

So, if you have a kid with droopy pants or know someone who does, Dapper Snappers is the answer.

Disclosure: This post was written for Family Review Network & Dapper Snappers who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions. Although I did receive a complimentary product for this review, it's also a product that I previously purchased and that I have been using for quite some time and love!