I first heard about Buttons Cloth Diapers in a bloggers group, where the love for this All in Two (AI2) snap in system kept cropping up. A group participant would ask about favorite new diapers and someone would mention Buttons Diapers. Someone would post seeking EUC Buttons
Diapers because they wanted to replace their pockets with Buttons. Their praise for Button diapers soon piqued my interest, When a group of bloggers who regularly review cloth diapers are singing the praises of a particular brand, you start to take notice.
I personally love AI2 diapers because they offer an easy, space saving solution for the diaper bag, require no stuffing, and provide a simple, streamlined cloth diapering routine.
The Buttons Diapers AI2 features a one-size waterproof cover that fits a baby from 9 to 35 lbs. The inside of the cover has 2 snaps – one at the top and one at the back. The regular daytime insert has coordinating snaps in the front and back to attach to the cover. When one insert becomes soiled, you simply remove it, wipe down the cover, and replace it with a new insert. I really appreciated how easy these inserts were to snap into place and how the placement of the snaps kept the insert from shifting during changes.
Buttons daytime inserts are definitely absorbent, with four layers of microfiber and a fleece layer on top. They come in 2 sizes, small for 9-20 lbs and large for 20 to 35 lbs, and can be snapped into a coordinating nighttime doubler for extra leak protection. I found the inserts to be a bit stiff, thick, and inflexible, but leak proof. The four layers provide awesome absorbency, I just wish the insert was trimmer and slightly wider to keep messes from getting on the cover.
With the cover on the second setting, I struggled with the inserts peeking out the back at first. After a few tries, however, I began to trust the elasticized waste and learned how to get a snug, comfortable fit on my slim toddler.
This AI2 system worked well for wet diapers at our house, but in our experience, the diaper cover could not be used a second time after a poopy diaper change. While the double gussets effectively contained the mess (I heart double gussets!), the cover always became soiled past the insert and into the gussets. This seems to be a fairly common issue with AI2s, though.
The quality and ingenuity of the Buttons Diaper Cover truly impressed me. This affordable cover at $11 has the details often found in much pricier brands. The double side gussets are a terrific feature and I loved how comfortably this cover fit on my son’s legs without any uncomfortable marks. I also think the elasticized waist in the tummy and back area makes this a
truly superior diaper cover.
The Buttons Cloth Diaper is a great choice for a family seeking a quality diaper with superior details and a fun selection of colors for an affordable price. If you purchase the Buttons system with the goal of having enough diapers for 2 to 3 days of diapering, you can diaper a baby from birth to potty training for under $240.
Overall, I appreciated the quality of this diaper and especially loved the cover. I would love to add more of these covers to my stash! With a slimmer fitting insert, this could quite possibly be the perfect AI2.
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