The Buttons diaper “hybrid” system was designed by a husband and wife team who value simple, healthy living. Buttons Diapers consist of one-size waterproof covers (just $11.00!) in 5 different colors, plus inserts that snap in. Amy sent us two day time ($3.50) and two night time ($5.00) inserts to try out with our “Blueberry” cover.
The covers feature a rise with 3 size settings, front and back elastics, double gussets and a wipe-clean inner.
Performance: The Buttons cover is a versatile component because it’s reusable if only the coordinating pad gets soiled or wet. Two layers of PUL make this a very durable and highly waterproof cover, yet the fabric is by no means stiff or uncomfortable. In fact, it’s very soft, smooth and pliable. The cover closes with a single row of snaps. My personal preference is for a double row of snaps, but this hasn’t affected the fit or function of our cover on Erik.
Buttons inserts are made of multi layers of microfiber. There are two sizes: day and night – and you can customize them in whatever way you wish. Inserts can be snapped into the shell individually, snapped together and then fastened to the shell…or simply laid in. One side is topped with microfleece which goes right up against your baby. At night, I put a day time insert on top of a night time insert which results in 10 layers of fabric. It’s a very thirsty combination, and paired with the double layer of PUL in the cover, has been bulletproof so far for my toddlers, and they are both tummy sleepers. For Erik, who is younger and smaller, I found the two inserts together were too bulky to get a good fit at night. So I use the Buttons cover instead with a pad folded flat and doubler. Nothing ever escapes the cover.
I also like that Buttons is a hybrid system, so it can work in harmony with other things already in your stash. My flats and Geffen prefolds work great in the Buttons covers, and the Buttons inserts work just fine with my other one-size covers.
You might have noticed that the Buttons system is somewhat similar to the Best Bottom diaper system. I did, and discovered that the inserts are interchangeable; i.e. the soaker pads will snap into either brand.
Fit: Ok, now it’s time for Buttons pictures on Erik, Susanna and Samuel. Compared to other one-size covers in my stash, Buttons diaper covers run small.
UPDATE: Erik is now 10 months old/17 pounds and wears his Buttons on the largest setting at night when the diaper is really stuffed. So he will most likely outgrow them by 25 pounds.
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