Buttons Cloth Diaper Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.   All opinions regarding the Buttons Cloth Diaper are mine and 100% truthful.

The Buttons cloth diaper is a newer, low cost all-in-two diaper on the market.  Like most all-in-two diapers, it works with a reusable shell and inserts that you can change out.  The inside of the diaper is an exposed PUL with double gussets.  The inserts are purchased separately and come in two sizes, small and large, in order to get you a good fit and good absorbency for the size of your baby.  Buttons diapers are a one size diaper with a snap down rise to allow you to get the best fit.

Buttons Cloth Diaper Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

What’s Good About the Buttons Diaper

buttons-innerI love the double gussets of the Buttons cloth diaper.  They’re great for containing some of the messiest poos out there.  The exposed PUL means that I can just wipe the shell before replacing the insert and moving on with the diaper change.  I find that the exposed PUL makes it possible to get more uses out of the same shell than you would get out of an all-in-two diaper with a fabric lined inner.

The inserts on the Buttons cloth diaper are also to my liking: microfiber inserts with a microfleece stay dry top.  The Buttons diaper also has an overnight option through a thick microfiber doubler.  What I really like about the design is that the doubler for underneath is slightly Buttons Cloth Diaper Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)smaller than the insert.  It means that when the diaper is on your baby, you’ll have no risk of the microfiber touching your baby’s skin; it folds along the curve of the slightly larger top insert to line up perfectly.

If you have a tinier baby, that’s okay, too.  They won’t fit the tiniest newborn, but they’ll fit a skinnier baby.  The suggested size is 9-35 pounds.  Buttons diapers have a cross over snap option.  However, Buttons diapers do have a low rise… and to me, that’s perfect for my tiny daughter.  She can wear them under jeans with no problem.

What’s Not Good About the Buttons Diaper

Because my daughter is on the smaller side, I would prefer a diaper that has a medium size insert.  At 22 months old, she’s too big for the small insert.  However, because she’s very petite (easily wearing 12-18 month Buttons Cloth Diaper Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)pants), she’s too small for the large insert to fit comfortably.  On the bright side, there’s another brand of diaper that makes medium size inserts that snap in and fit her perfectly.  Also, they only have the stay dry insert option.  That means that if you prefer natural fiber inserts, they don’t at this time have one for you.

The Bottom Line

I can’t help but make comparisons to the Buttons diaper and the Best Bottom diaper.  The inserts are interchangeable between the shells, but the Buttons overnight insert won’t snap together with a Best Bottom day time insert.  They have the same double gussets, the same type of inserts (though I do find the serging on the Buttons diaper inserts to be superior), the same rise level, and the same adjustments.  Buttons diapers has a limited color range and their diapers don’t have the contrasting piping featured on Best Bottom diapers.  Buttons also has no prints.  There are two clear advantages that Buttons diapers have over Best Bottom diapers: Buttons is a lower cost diaper and (since it has two layers of PUL) is thinner and stretchier, which means it’s possible to get a better fit if you have a child who is currently on uneven snaps with Best Bottoms.

They are not widely available in stores yet (which is a bummer, because I’d love to be able to order the rest of the Buttons diapers from my local store), but they are really worth having.  Buttons diapers are a fantastic low price option diaper with great quality.  You can order them from the Buttons website.

I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Have you used Buttons diapers?  How did you like them?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. I never tried this brand of diapers but I did cloth diaper. My boys have been out of diapers for a few years and I don’t miss that phase of life. LOL. I am, however, glad that I did cloth diaper my kids and would recommend it to everyone.
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  2. Looks like a great brand! I’ll definitely have to share this with my friends who CD 🙂
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  3. I’m glad you mentioned having uneven snaps on a Best Bottom shell- we have our first one and I noticed this right away! I love using bits and pieces of various brands to get my perfect combo. I’d probably use my trusty hemp trifolds in this cover, since I never bother snapping in inserts!
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  4. I love my Buttons diaper! If my son was younger and I didn’t have to move toward getting him OUT of diapers I would definitely buy more!
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  5. I have told a few friends about Buttons diapers already. I really like the one we have, and some friends are wanting to get started with limited budgets. The price on these diapers is great!
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  6. I’ve seen these on another blog or two, but didn’t really take the time to read about them until now. We aren’t very adventurous in the diaper department and only use BestBottoms, so I would love to try these some time! …Mostly because I like that they’re cheaper. lol I do wish they offered aplix as well.

  7. I love the look of these diapers. I say it over and over that I wish I had used cloth diapers when my kids were small instead of filling up the landfill. I love that you are educating us.
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  8. I love the way that this is made. I’d never seen one that is actually not cloth on the inside. This one would had been perfect for the children that I’ve raised… all five of my own. These are neat. I love when they are adjustable.
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  9. I really like my Buttons diaper. It has just a smidge of a higher rise than the BB and it doesn’t roll in causing snap marks on my little one. We use the large daytime insert but the night time one is way to thick for my 22lb 8mo old. It causes the legs to gap. I also hope that they start making a natural fiber insert.
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  10. These look like great diapers. My kids have been out of them for quite some time now. Just looking at a little diapy makes me want another one..lol.

  11. WE have one of these ones and I must say, i love how thick and soft the insert is.
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  12. I haven’t tried cloth diapering, but I may get these for my sister. She is brave enough to try it out or at least thinks she is prior to having the baby.

    • There’s really nothing to it. 🙂 It’s only about three extra loads of laundry a week. And it’s actually less work since more poo stays in the diaper… so less poo on clothing, bedding, and such.

  13. I love the double gusset idea, but my babies have all been allergic to microfiber. So we have to do hemp and bamboo inserts. I would prefer also to not have the insert snap in. I really like using flip covers with prefolds.
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  14. Looks like a great diaper. Love that it is lower cost too.
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  15. I had talked to them about a more natural fiber and they said they are doing a hemp/cotton insert soon!

  16. This looks like a very nice Brand, I will have to share this with my niece. She only purchase Cloth Diapers for her little fellow. Love your site…so cute!
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  17. That was a very nice review with complete details about the button diapers, and gives me a good second option as I prefer Lil Helper Charcoal cloth diapers as they are much more easy to use.

  18. This really cute and such a great idea. I wish they’d been around when my kids were in diapers.
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  19. This is an incredibly helpful post. I was just about ready to order about 10 best bottom covers. But instead I ordered one buttons cover. If I like it, then thats what I will use, because I sure love the price difference.

  20. Melissa E says:

    I keep wanting to buy these. They’re stuff just looks so cute!

  21. I have one Buttons diaper in my growing stash, and I really want to include more! Although my baby is not here yet, and I have not used any cloth diapers, I was really drawn into this A12 system. I like that the inserts snap in, the double gussets, and the cute little button in the back. They are simple and oh so very cute!


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