|You could search the old thread (maybe two months ago?), but most people seemed to think it's not a problem to leave the inserts snapped. Unless you have an agressive agitator, you're probably not going to have problems--and in 4.5 years on this board I've yet to read any reports of snap/diaper damage because of this. I always unsnapped because to me the theory is there for damage, but again, I haven't heard a whisper on that front. Also, because I line dry, it makes more sense to have the diapers unsnapped so they are smoother to hang on the line and dry faster.