I contacted Michelle, the mompreneur behind Dapper Snappers, and she very generously agreed to do a review and giveaway on my site. In addition, she is offering a Dapper Snappers coupon code for The Helping Mommy readers!
Dapper Snappers are a neat little contraption designed to hook through your child’s back belt loops to cinch the waist of their pants. My 5-year-old is SO tall. We have to go for the larger size in pants to get the right length, but the waist is so big that his pants fall down when he’s running. Poor kid!
The first thing I noticed when I opened the envelope that the Dapper Snappers came in, was the adorable packaging:
Isn’t that cute? It’s hooked around little cardboard belt loops that look like pants. Love it!
Anyway, the website says that it’s for kids 9 months – 6 yrs (one size fits all). I’ve tried them on my 5-year-old’s pants, and on my 18-month-old’s and I have to say that it works great. The dapper snappers are made of an elastic-y material, and you have two sets of the bottom-snaps to choose from, making this easily adjustable.
A word of caution: remember to take it off and put it someplace safe before you throw it in the hamper. I’ve put mine through the wash, and there weren’t any problems…..except for the fact that I couldn’t remember which pair of pants they were on (or who had worn them last), and we had a heck of a time finding it!
Couldn’t the kids just wear a belt? Sure, if you want to add one more barrier between them and a successful trip to the potty! Because the dapper snappers only use the loops in the back of the pants, it won’t interfere with potty training, etc.
The other day my son was picking out a pair of shorts. I told him that they were too big and that he’d have to find a different pair. He returned with “Yeah, but Mommy, it’s not anything the Dapper Snappers couldn’t handle!”. So true, my son! (I think the shorts were without belt loops though, so they did pose an issue after all).
We are very happy with the Dapper Snappers, and I will be needing to get several more pairs of them!
Here it is in action:
I think I may have taken liberties and used an extra belt loop…..but it still did the trick! Sorry the picture is cropped kinda’ funny. The poor kid sat in the wet grass just before this Mama-razzi accosted him with my camera and I just couldn’t post a big old wet spot on his drawers. (money’s tight – trying to save on some future therapy bills!) 🙂
These are not currently being sold in the big-box stores, but if you go on the Dapper Snappers website, you can do a search by state to find them in your area.
You can also purchase them on the website for $9.95/single pair or $26.85/3-pack. Oh, and did I mention that they come in multiple colors? Sweet!
You can use code HelpMom15off for 15% off your purchase of Single Dapper Snappers (Dapper Snapper Multipacks and Fundraisers not included). Code expires August 21st, 2010.
Michelle is offering 2 pairs of Dapper Snappers for one lucky reader. Are you ready to win? Here are the rules:
Please make sure to include your email address in your entries so I know how to contact you if you win.
Mandatory Entry (must be done for bonus entries to count)
Go to Dapper Snappers and tell me which color is your favorite.
Extra Entries Please leave a separate comment for each entry awarded
- Like Dapper Snappers on Facebook and tell them that The Helping Mommy sent you – 1 extra entry
- Follow Dapper Snappers on Twitter: @DapperSnappers – 1 extra entry
- Follow me on Twitter: @sdakin105 – 1 extra entry
- Tweet about this giveaway. Don’t forget to include @DapperSnappers and @sdakin105 in your Tweet – This can be done daily, 1 entry per day
- Subscribe via email on my sister site, MomKaboodle (must be verified) – 3 extra entries (3 separate comments)
- Follow me via Google Friend Connect on this site, or on MomKaboodle – 2 extra entries PER SITE
Some extra rules and my disclaimer:
Although I received a pair of Dapper Snappers to review and keep, I was not monetarily compensated in any way, nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review about this or any product. My opinions are my own.
This giveaway will run until 11:59 pm EST on Friday, August 20th, at which time a winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond back, or they will forfeit the prize and I will choose another winner.
This giveaway is open to US & Canada. Thanks, and good luck!