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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.