Snappi is a diaper fastener that was invented in South Africa in 1987 by a father looking for an easier way than pins to fasten his child’s cloth diapers. There are small plastic teeth on the ends of the fastener that allows the user to hook the snappi to the diaper and pull it to fasten from hip to hip and in the center below the waist.  A Snappi is seen as a cloth diapering essential for anyone using flats, prefolds, or fitteds without a closure.