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Prior to this experience, I have never used an all-in-two diaper. Literally every other type has come through my stash at some point – all-in-ones, flats, prefolds, hemp soakers, pockets, everything. And I was pleasantly surprised at how much I actually love AI2 diapers.
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If you are like me and have not heard of or tried AI2s before, they are like a strange mix between all-in-ones and prefolds. Sort of. Bear with me. It took me a second to figure it out and every brand of diaper is different, so this is specific to Buttons.
To begin, there is an outer shell – the cover, if you will. The cover has double-gusset legs and two snaps on the inside that allows you to attach an insert. Buttons diapers come with two microfiber inserts that are topped with super-soft fleece. (Please remember to never, ever put a microfiber insert directly against your baby’s skin!) Having the two inserts makes it easy to keep the same cover and just swap out the inside – which is also incredibly cost-effective since you won’t need as many covers!
This diaper (I got the “Playful” design because who can resist adorable depictions of kittens playing with yarn?) is a true one-size in my opinion. The double-gusset legs and cross-over snaps make for a snug fit that I had no problems with from the very get-go with Little despite her thin legs. I would have no problem recommending this diaper to someone who is expecting. Keep in mind that my babies are on the big side, though, so Little fit into almost all of my one-size diapers immediately (and was too heavy of a wetter for my newborn sizes, yikes).
Shortly after prepping my inserts for this diaper, I put it on Little with great success. I was so impressed by its absorbance (I’m not usually a fan of microfiber) that I decided to give it a go at night. Guess what? No leaks and she sleeps a lot at night right now – which is all luck and don’t expect it to stick around.
As I mentioned before, these diapers are very cost-effective. Although the price-tag may seem a little daunting, the reusability of each cover throughout the day is incredible. Additionally, Buttons offers packs that would cover everything needed to get through diapering a baby from birth to potty training for $331 – which is about how much a stash of used pockets, and all accessories, would cost.
If I had to re-do my entire stash right this minute, I would probably go with Buttons. The prints are great, the diapers themselves are extremely user-friendly – more so than pockets, and the price is definitely right! The versatility it great, too, as they do have hemp insert options for those extra-heavy wetters. I honestly can’t say enough good things about these diapers. Find Buttons diapers at their website or on Amazon.