So you’re having a baby and want to try some popular ‘green’ options? Great! One of the biggest expenses and waste producers when you have a baby is your diapering system. A single infant will go through thousands of diaper changes from birth to potty training. When using disposables, those changes result in thousands of diapers in the landfill. Luckily, cloth diapering has become a popular, viable choice for many parents.
Cloth diapering is not for everyone, especially if you live in an area where water is scarce or you don’t have easy access to a washing machine. However, for those not dealing with these conditions, cloth diapering can be a great way to save money and greatly reduce waste.
What types of cloth diapers should I use?
This is very personal. There are plenty of types and brands to chose from. What works for one baby won’t always work for another. Some parents want the most economical cloth diaper option. Many parents prefer to use prefolds and covers during the newborn phase because they are the cheapest option when a young baby needs so many changes each day. Others prefer the convenience of a pocket diaper or AIO. You may also prefer a one size option that grows with your baby. A good all-in-two system like Buttons Diapers can cover all of these preferences.
Buttons Diapers are an all in two diaper system providing major protection against leaks and can be nice to your pocket book. Buttons Cloth Diapers is a family owned business located in Washington State, striving to offer affordable, Earth friendly diaper options.
Buttons All-In-Two diapers features:
- One size fits most
- Two row snap down rise
- Strong snap closures
- Dual Leg gussets
- Dual front and back snaps for secure inserts
- Soft and comfortable fleece topped insert
- Optional night time insert that snaps under day insert
Depending on the size of your baby, you can choose the small insert or the large insert. Since the insert sits directly against the skin, it has a layer of fleece to protect baby’s skin from over-drying microfiber or dampness in the hemp inserts. There are additional nighttime inserts that can be purchased for a super absorbency option.
Since the Buttons Diapers cover is an unlined all-in-two, you can also reuse the covers a few times if it is only wet. You can just wipe down the inside of the cover with a wipe and snap in a new insert. Another great thing about unlined covers, is they are easy to hand wash and also line dry very quickly.
Even if you prefer flats or prefolds, the Buttons Cloth Diapers covers are a good option. A jellyroll fold with a prefold, under a buttons cover can be a perfect newborn option. The double gussets on the legs of the covers are very efficient at containing the bigger messes.
Little Mory shown above and below, is a 25 pound toddler, who would be going through several size five disposables per day if she didn’t wear cloth diapers most of the time.
If you look to the left, She also wore a Buttons Diapers all-in-two when she was a few weeks old and 12 lbs. It wasn’t even snapped down to the smallest size, so these diapers are definitely versatile when it comes to sizing.
All-in-twos like Buttons Diapers are convenient and trim enough to be a great travel cloth diaper. They fit well under clothing and don’t take up too much space in your diaper bag. They are also an economical alternative to disposables. Buttons diapers covers are $11.00 for solid colors and $12.50 for prints. the microfiber inserts are $10.50 for a three pack and the hemp/cotton inserts are $23.52 per three pack. All in all, Buttons All-in-twos are one of the more economical all-in-two cloth diapers available.