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.
What’s Good About the Buttons Diaper
I 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 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 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?
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