Buttons Cloth Diaper Review

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As a cloth diaper addict I love discovering new to me brands. Recently I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing Buttons Cloth Diapers and of course I said yes! I was sent a complimentary diaper to try in exchange for my review. Buttons Cloth Diapers is also sponsoring one of their diapers in either Strawberry, Snow, or Blueberry for the Red, White, and Blue event.

Buttons cloth diaper

The owners of Buttons Cloth Diapers are a husband and wife team from Washington who designed their diapers to be easy and affordable for everyone. I am happy to say that they have succeeded in their goal.

Before I get started on this review I need to comment on how cute their packaging is. I love when I get a nicely wrapped package along with a personal note. It gives me warm fuzzies right off the bat.

Buttons cloth diaper

Buttons diapers are a one size hybrid diapering system consisting of a cover and a snap-in insert. All you do is snap in a super absorbent insert into the cover and go. Unsnap the soiled insert and wipe out the cover or hang it to dry to reuse for the next diaper change. Simple! I am moving away from pocket diapers in exchange for easy to use AI2s, hybrids and covers so I was very happy with this system. Included in my review package was a cover, a large daytime insert, and a nighttime insert.

Buttons cloth diaper

The daytime insert is 4 layers of microfiber with a stay-dry top and the nighttime insert is 6 layers of microfiber. The inserts are very fluffy, soft, and absorbent. We didn’t have a single leak with just the daytime insert during our review period when K usually needs at least a doubler and often two inserts with other diapers.

Buttons cloth diapers

The cover is a soft, semi-stretchy material with two sets of rise snaps that makes getting a good fit easy. There are dual leg gussets and an additional front elastic for containing messes and wetness. In general I prefer diapers with two snaps on the wing because when you only have one snap you get curls in the fabric. This doesn’t affect function at all though and isn’t a deal breaker, I just like the wings to lay flat for aesthetic reasons.

Buttons cloth diaper

The leg gussets are very nice and snug. K-Dub put this diaper to the test and it held up beautifully. This diaper is very easy to clean poo from. Just take a corner, unsnap it, spray or swish and then you’re done. No unstuffing the pocket of a poopy diaper, which is never fun.

Buttons cloth diaper

As I mentioned above, we were also given a nighttime insert that snaps on top of the daytime insert for extra absorbency for cloth diapering at night. This combo was very absorbent and lasted all night long (about 12 hours) but was very bulky. For using this at night I think I will personally use one of the inserts and a bamboo insert that I have in my stash for a thinner nighttime solution.

This photo is with both inserts in. As you can see, it is very fluffy 

Buttons cloth diaper

But even with the thickness of the two inserts, the front elastic and gussets are still snug to prevent leaks. It is definitely a doable nighttime solution if you don’t have thinner inserts on hand or if your little one doesn’t mind the fluffiness. K is very mobile and active and the thickness seemed to bother him a bit.

Buttons cloth diaper

Overall I really like this diaper. It is very easy to use, super economical, and fits well. I love that it’s easy to clean the messiest of messes from and can be reused throughout the day which makes it even more economical for those on a budget. If you are looking for a nice, economical diaper then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Buttons cloth diapers.

Buy It

You can buy the Buttons cloth diaper system directly or at some of your favorite retailers including Pink Lemonade Shop. The covers are $11.00, daytime inserts are $3.50, and nighttime inserts are $5.

Regan is a New England native now living in Colorado with her husband and two sons. She is committed to living greener and is an advocate of cloth diapers, babywearing, breastfeeding, and intuitive parenting. She loves to read, cook, bake, write, and explore her new mountain home.

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  1. Jodi J says

    I love the fluffy bum!! I’ve never noticed that diapers with just one set of snaps tend to curl at the front – but now I understand that is probably why I tend to prefer diapers with two rows of snaps.

    • Regan says

      I’ve only used one brand that has just the one snap that didn’t curl. The one snap makes it very easy to put on quickly especially when you have a toddler like mine who fights diaper changes a lot of the time so I guess it’s a trade off.

  2. Jutta Pearce says

    I love AI2 systems! I thought it was interesting that it had snaps in both the front and the back for the insert. I’ve never tried one like that before.

    • Regan says

      It’s especially nice if you or your partner is like my husband. He doesn’t like it when diapers have moving parts which is his issue with AI2 diapers which happen to be my favorite these days.

  3. Ashley F says

    What a great price for this system!! I will definitely be recommending this to friends who want to try CDing without spending an arm and a leg!

    • Regan says

      They are very affordable but not cheap. If we weren’t so close to starting the potty training process :( I would definitely buy a few more.

  4. Rachel says

    I like that the insert snaps in but I think I’d want to wear gloves when removing it! Good that it stays in place but bad that it can’t just be dumped in the wetbag!

  5. Bekah Kuczenski says

    I love that these diapers have double gussets and I love the AI2 system because you can use the cover in other ways! Lastly, I love the price, very affordable!

  6. Julie says

    A friend who is about to try cloth told me about Buttons and they look very intriguing. Now that baby girl has finally started solids I’m looking at AI2s. They wouldn’t have worked with her very messy EBF poos. I think I’d much prefer these over pockets.

    • Regan says

      Pockets are really popular and I loved them at first but now they’re the last in my stash that I reach for. I’ve actually sold a lot of them

  7. Leela says

    Too bad about the wing curl, that annoys me a bit too, but at least it has gussets and a very absorbent insert. Seems like a solid diaper for the price.

    • Regan says

      It is the downfall to this diaper but my son has done some nasty things to this diaper and it kept everything in so it’s a trade off that I’m willing to make :)

  8. natalie nichols says

    I didn’t cloth diaper with my first. The main reason being that we have to go down 3 flights of stairs and across the yard to do laundry, and then we have to pay 3 dollars per load. I would like to do it with my next litlle one though.

    • Regan says

      I didn’t CD my first either, but he’s 13 now and modern cloth diapers were just starting then. I had a friend who cloth diapered with prefolds and covers and I thought the covers were really cute but we had to use the laundromat then and it just wasn’t something that I could wrap my head around. Now, I’m a total addict and am dreading potty training

  9. Jamie H says

    You can’t beat double gussets! Did he get red marks on the thighs at all? That elastic looks snug, which is good, but we’ve got a little one with really sensitive skin :)

    • Regan says

      He’s in between snap settings so he did get marks the first time when I had it tighter but he hasn’t gotten them when I put it on the looser snap setting.

  10. Carissa Joslyn says

    oh I really like these! My friend, or well..i think she’s my cousin or something is starting to cloth diaper and wanted ideas on good brands. I’ve been cloth diapering my son since he was 5 months, he now just turned one. I’l have to show her these! 😀

  11. Rachel A. says

    I also noticed the wing snap missing and agree it is all about the look. I love how soft the inserts are though! I just prepped mine and am ready to try them out. Thanks for the review!


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