Wednesday, May 07, 2014

{review} Buttons Cloth Diapers

I really love to share with my readers affordable cloth diaper options. I realize that not everyone has the sewing skills or the time to make their own cloth diapers so I have been searching and testing affordable cloth diapers to share with you. Our featured company today is Buttons Cloth Diapers.


 Buttons Cloth Diapers was started by Amy and her husband because they wanted to design a cloth diaper that was affordable, simple, and high quality to give more families the opportunity to switch to cloth diapers. Other than manufacturing, the husband and wife team run all the aspects of the business out of their home in Northwest Washington. With their two children, they love most any outdoor activity. Amy has enjoyed starting her own business, especially getting to meet a lot of WAHMs and SAHMs all over the country.

The Diaper:
Button cloth diapers are a two part system - The outside is a soft, waterproof, stretchy, reusable and washable, one size cover. Users can choose to purchase Buttons inserts or use the covers over their own inserts or fitted diapers. The cover has a double layer of PUL to make them extra leak proof.


 Double Gussets
The diaper covers have a double gusset to help contain messes and reduce leaks.



Closures and Adjustability
Button Cloth Diapers uses snaps on all their shells to ensure their durability. The shells have plenty of adjustability and should fit a weight range from about 9 to 35 pounds. The rise is adjusted using rise snaps on the front of the diaper.

Elastic
The elastic in the diapers is very stretchy and appears durable. Both the tummy panel and the back panel contain elastic, which gives the diaper a more custom fit and should reduce leaks and messes.

The Inserts
Daytime inserts are made with 4 layers of microfiber, topped with a layer of moisture wicking stay dry soft fleece to go against baby’s skin. They snap into the cover and come in two sizes – small, which is designed to fit babies from 9-20 pounds, and large, which are designed to fit babies from about 20-35 pounds.

Nighttime Doublers have 6 layers of microfiber and are designed to be used with the daytime insert snapped on top. Nighttime doublers do not have a top layer of fleece, so to avoid irritation they should not be put against baby’s skin. The doublers come in small (fitting about 9-20 pounds) and large (fitting about 20-35 pounds) sizes as well.

The photo to the right is a picture comparing the size of the small daytime insert and the large daytime insert. 


  
  
My Review and Star Ratings:
Leak Prevention (The Cover)
 
As a cover alone, the diaper does not have any absorbency (I’m sure you all knew this, but I had to throw it out there). Since Baby #2 isn’t here yet, and #1 is mostly potty trained during the day, we have been using the cover mostly as a night time and nap time diaper. The cover is thick, and hasn’t shown any signs of wicking or leaking while we’ve been using it. Our favorite way to use it, is as a cover over our fitted diapers.

Absorbency (The Inserts)
The daytime inserts have been well absorbent after they were fully prepped. They have worked well for nap time and night time. For night time with my toddler, I usually add a prefold or a homemade insert for extra protection.

Fit and Size (The Cover)
Fit and Size (The Inserts)
I really like the fit and size of the covers for our toddler (he's 25 pounds and 36 inches tall). However, my son doesn't like the way the inserts fit. Every time I put the Buttons inserts into the cover and put it on him he tells me it is too tight. I think it is because most inserts that we use are contoured and these insert are a lot wider and bulkier through the crotch area. We prefer to use the cover and use our own prefolds and inserts that are more contoured and thinner between the legs.

I’m super excited to try this cover on our newborn (and take some pictures) when she comes. The Buttons diapers are just a tad wider than the newborn diapers that I have made so I think they will fit well.

Thickness/Bulkiness (The Inserts)
The cover of course is not thick and bulky. It is a bit wider in the crotch than most diapers that we prefer, but when used with our own inserts this doesn’t seem to be an issue (on my toddler). The inserts themselves are rather thick and bulky even on my toddler. I also have a hard time getting them clean in my HE front loading washer because of all the layers and because microfiber in general is hard to clean.

Aesthetic Design
I like the colors that the covers come in. However it would be nice if they came in cute prints as well.

Price
At $11 per cover, $10 for a two pack of nighttime doublers, and $10.50 for a three pack of daytime inserts, I haven’t seen very many diapers that are cheaper. I love how affordable the covers are!

Overall (The Cover)
I love the covers and at the fantastic price, if the need arises I would purchase more for our stash. They are versatile and will work with Buttons inserts, prefolds, or homemade inserts depending on what your budget, sewing ability, and time restraints are. I like the double gusset feature and I am really glad that Buttons decided to use two layers of PUL instead of just one, as I think this gives us extra leak protection that some diapers don’t give us. Plus for $11, I don’t think the price can be beat by very many other brands.

Overall (The Inserts)
I like the affordability of the inserts (verses other big brands). However, they are wide in between the legs, which made the diaper too tight on my small, two year old, 25 pound, 36 inch tall. toddler. I did however like the absorbency of the microfiber and the feel and softness of the stay dry fleece.

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Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned products for free to facilitate my review. This did not affect my opinions. All opinions are 100% my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review.










100 comments :

  1. A very thorough review! If I were in the market for diapers, I think I would be sold on these, nice job!

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  2. They are really nice diapers.. i really hated the white plastic types my kids used..

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  3. I have no children and would ot have a need for this item. I am not sure whether my niece is using cloth diapers for her little one but will forward this on in case she is.

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  4. What cute diapers - especially that green one!! I am loving all the snaps on it so that you can really adjust it to any sized baby!

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  5. I have a few cloth diapers that I use with my toddler in our potty training quest. These look like great sets of diapers as well.

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  6. These cloth diapers are so stinking cute and stylish. What a great way to save money.

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  7. My sister-in-law uses something similar to this. They are so great and easier to use than I thought they would.

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  8. Those are super cute. I love the pastel colors!

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  9. This are really eco-friendly and healthy for the baby. Love the idea and they are very stylish as well!

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  10. These are cute as can be!! My DIL uses cloth diapers, bet she'd love these. :)

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  11. ah! These are the cutest diapers ever! We only use cloth about half the time, but I may have to get a few of these!

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  12. My friend is pregnant with her first baby. Something like this might make a great gift. Plus, it would be great to introduce her to cloth diapers!

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  13. Those are such adorable cloth diapers! Those are similar to the kind I used to use with my kids. I love systems like the buttons cloth diapers.

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  14. Those are such adorable cloth diapers! Those are similar to the kind I used to use with my kids. I love systems like the buttons cloth diapers.

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  15. This was a very informative review, though the only problem I have with these diapers personally is that I don't like how they look.

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  16. I love how adjustable this diaper is. I imagine this would be a real money saver in the long run!

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  17. These are much cuter than the cloth diapers that were out when my kids were in diapers. I love the bright colors.

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  18. Oh they are so cute, I think cloth nappies are such a great idea :) x

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  19. That's a really interesting design for diapers, I have never seen anything like it in my life.

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  20. I have been hearing so many wonderful things about cloth diapers lately. This brand is really awesome. Although we are past that stage, I will recommend them for sure.

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  21. I love these diapers! We are past that stage but I am glad to have a brand to recommend now!

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  22. awww! So Cute! I am planning to use cloth diapers with our next child. I love that you posted this. I will be doing some major research on what to do and how to save money!

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  23. I think cloth diapers are the way to go. I think I am past my child bearing days, but I would do it this way next time. These are so cute

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  24. These are adorable! I can just imagine how much I would have saved if I had went this route with diapers

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  25. Those are cute, and they sure do look much more comfortable than a regular diaper would be!

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  26. Love the coloring of the covers! Far nicer looking then cloth diapers when my boys were small.

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  27. It has been a long time for me to diaper a baby, cloth or disposable, but I wish I would have tried cloth diapers when my kids were babies. Just better all the way around. This was a really great review.

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  28. Now I feel like I need just one more baby so I can try cloth diapering. Would you please talk my husband into it?

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  29. where were these when my boy was a baby. Store bought cloth diapers just didn't get it.

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  30. I'm amazed at how beautiful cloth diapers are these days. It is great that they are all-natural and won't irritate babies.

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  31. I am with him, it should be contoured between the legs to be more comfortable. Great review, this is perfect for a person who is new to cloth diapers and does not know what to look for.

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  32. How neat! I've always sort of wish I had use cloth diapers for my son. He is a big boy now! Maybe next time around!

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  33. I just love these cloth diapers. I wish I had done that with my kiddos. They are really cute

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  34. I wanted to try cloth diapers when I had my son, but chickened out. Maybe for the next one?

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  35. Those are super cute! When my kids were young, cloth diapers were not cute and leaked everywhere.

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  36. Liked the purple and green color, perfect for a baby gril. I am planning of buying some cloth diapers. I have a newborn niece and she wore cloth diapers. It's safer to wear too.

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  37. I love how size adjustable these are. I never did the cloth diapering thing but there just weren't great products like this around.

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  38. I love diapers with gussets and belly elastic.
    If I were to win, I would choose Strawberry cream and tangerine =]

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  39. I am excited about the double gussets. I can honestly say I have tried way too many cloth diapers that leaked too bad to continue to use. I would choose the purple one.

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  40. I love the double gussets and that the inserts snap in. My favorite colors are marina and lavender.

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  41. I love the new colors! Martins is my favorite! I was struck by the quality feel of these the first time I held one. This is one that'll last a couple of babies!

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  42. I really like the double gussets and I would choose Marina and Pebble!

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  43. I really love the double gussets and the colors!! My favorite color is Tangerine!

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  44. I love the double gussets and the colors! My favorite is the Tangerine!

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  45. I like the little button on the back...I would pick charming.

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  46. The snap-in inserts sounds great! I love marina and charming.

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  47. I love the double gussetts! What a great idea! I also love charming!

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  48. I love the ease of use of them! I would get the hero and acres!

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  49. I haven't tried these yet but would love to especially because of the double gussets. I like the marina color.

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  50. I've really been wanting to try this diaper out for some time now. I really think it looks so easy to use. I also adore the little button on the back. :)

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  51. I love Charming and Hero. Their logo is super cute and having an AI2 system is great for places like daycare!

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  52. I love the button on the back! I like to have a few spare covers for fitteds when my wool is dirty..like right now hehe. Also I would like Peony or charming.

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  53. I love the double gussets! They are also just darn cute. Really great colors.

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  54. I love the different insert options that they have. It's so nice when there is more than just one or two options! I'd get the Charming, but the Peony is adorable too.

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  55. OMG the button is so cute. And double gussets are the best for leaks. I like Thicket the best.

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  56. I would choose the Hero and Acres cover prints. My favorite part about Buttons Diapers, honestly, is the button on the back :)

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  57. I currently have 3 Buttons covers and absolutely love them! They are my go-to for at night, I also love them when I'm on the go. The snap in inserts make things so easy! I'd get Charming and Pebble I think, or maybe Peony instead of Charming. Tough choice!

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  58. I would choose the One Size - Blueberry. What I like about the Button Cloth Diapers are the snaps on all their shells that ensure durability and adjustability..

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  59. I like that the inserts snap into place. A good feature for on the move toddlers! If I won your giveaway, I could choose the Apple and a Cherry cover instead of a print. Although the Charming is very appealing for my boys!

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  60. I like the snap in inserts. I'd choose pebble and hero for prints.

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  61. I like the double gussets and snap in inserts. My favorite design is Acres.

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  62. I like the double gussets and the adjustable size features!

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  63. oh and I like the chevron print!

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  64. I love that each cover will last 2-3 diaper changes. They make the perfect diapers to pack when we are out of the house, they take up less space in the diaper bag! I would choose thicket and cherry.

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  65. I have 3 covers and 9 inserts and love them. I actually like their solids better than their prints so far, but if forced to choose print it'd be Charming. I'd love a yellow one and an orange one, though.

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  66. I love the double gusset design. the new prints are super cute. i'd pick, hero,thickett, acres.

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  67. I've never tried the double gussets, but I've heard they're good. I like the Hero & Banana Cream covers.

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  68. Those are so cute, I've never seen heart snaps before. I like the StarLight & Grape-a-licious ones.

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  69. I love the double gussets and the elastic on the front and back of the diapers. I would choose Thicket and Marina.

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  70. probably strawberry and peony, or strawberry and sweet pea!

    -Hannah Avery

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  71. A buttons diaper was my first diaper. I think it will always be my favorite! I love the new charming print though!

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  72. I like Charming & Hero! I also like the price point.

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  73. The peony color is so cute! I really love these. They are good quality for the price.

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  74. I lovethe colors. These are really cute.

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  75. The price is great and I like that the inserts snap in place. I would choose Thicket and Acres.

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  76. I love the double gussets and would choose "Charming."

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  77. I haven't used these diapers before, but they look great. I would choose the Acres print and the Banana Cream or Pebble print.

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  78. I like how the insert snaps in and the button on the back is so cute! I'd get Charming and Cherry!

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  79. I like the snap in inserts and I would choose apple and cherry.

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  80. These look like they are very easy to use. And they are extremely affordable. I love the Charming print, but all the solid colors are great too.

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  81. I love the Charming print, but all the solid colors are great too.

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  82. I love that they are AI2's and I would get Marina!

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  83. I love the prints and colors these come in . I also love that the inserts snap in. I love the acres and banana cream covers.

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  84. I love the colors and prints these come in. I also like how the inserts snap in. I love the acres and banana cream covers.

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  85. I love the new prints (esp the thicket print!) and the snap in feature is great!

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  86. The button on the back is absolutely adorable. Makes me think of a little teddy bear! Banana Cream and Marina are my favorite colors.

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  87. I love the little button on the back. I have been looking for the acres print, it is my favorite!

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  88. I love the marina color and that these covers can be reused. the one hip snap is awesome too

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  89. I love the Thicket, Lavender, and Charming print. Love the double gussets to keep in messes.

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  90. I love how you can reuse the cover and the inserts snap in, as opposed to folding a prefold and laying it in. The button on the back is soo cute!

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  91. I love the elastic in the front and back of the covers. I love the Charming and Marina covers!

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  92. The design of Buttons diapers seems like it would let me stay worry free for a very long time! I love Thicket and Marina!! :)

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  93. I've never heard of this diaper brand, but I love the design and I love that they have double gussets and snap-in inserts. Sounds like a great brand to try!

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  94. I LOVE LOVE LOVE inserts that snap. It really helps make things easier, especially for my little wiggly worm! :)

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  95. I love buttons diapers. I actually own one of their diapers and absolutely love them. they are a great diaper.

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  96. I like the charming and marina diapers. I love the little button logo on the bum. so cute! I always appreciate a good double gusset too. :)

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  97. i'd love to try a double gusset cover, and love cherry & pebble colors!

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