Ease of Use: 9/10
Buttons Diapers were the first AI2 diapers we tried and while I was a little apprehensive at first, Buttons quickly proved just how easy and convenient an AI2 system can be. While not quite as easy as an AIO diaper, these AI2’s are still easy to use and are much friendlier on the wallet.
Buttons one size diaper covers are meant to last from 7-35 pounds. The inserts to snap into the covers come in small (9-20 pounds), large (20-35 pounds), and x-large (25-40 pounds). You should be able to use this cover from birth to potty training and use an insert that fits whatever stage your baby is at.
If I could give Buttons covers a rating higher than 10, I would. When I got these in the mail, I was astounded at the high quality, especially considering the low cost. These covers are made with two layers of PUL and double leg gussets, as well as tummy and back elastic to help keep messes in. Buttons covers are so well made; they are definitely one of the highest quality covers I have ever seen. The inserts are also high quality. We use the microfiber inserts and they’re thick and absorbent with a soft stay dry layer on the top. The edges are all clean and I don’t worry about them falling apart, even with washing constantly.
At first I was a little worried because these seem to run a touch small. Unlike our other one size diapers, Pumpkin is on the middle rise setting instead of the smallest. Yet, even though these seem to run slightly small, the fit is amazing. Even with a large sized insert stuffed into the cover, these fit Pumpkin just right. They’re tight in all the right places, without leaving any red marks. The AI2 system also offers a trim fit without sacrificing absorbency. We have never had a leak with these, even on extended outings or overnight.
Ease of Use:
While these are not as easy to use as an AIO style diaper, these are a million times easier to use than prefolds and covers. Just snap an insert into the cover and put the assembled diaper onto baby. When wet, simply snap in a new insert; there’s no need to wash the cover until you’ve used it a few times or it gets dirty. You can simply wipe the cover dry in between changes if it’s still damp. I love the fact that these are almost as easy to use as AIO’s, yet there’s less laundry (due to not having to wash covers as often) like prefolds and covers. These are seriously the best of both worlds and even my husband finds Buttons diaper system easy to use.
The price on covers ranges from $12 – $13.50 on Amazon and you can get a 3 pack of large microfiber inserts for $11.50. This means that at most you only need to use the cover 54 times and each insert 16 times before this system becomes cheaper than disposables. I love the fact that I can get a cover and 3 inserts (aka 3 diaper changes worth) for the same price as one AIO diaper.
Buttons offers a wide variety of solid colors and prints. The prints are a little pricier than the solids (at $1.50 more) but are definitely worth it. I love their northwoodsy and outdoorsy prints, as well as their floral and geometric ones. The solid colors the offer are also very tasteful and cute.
Buttons diapers have actually amazed me. For our first foray into an AI2 system, this was the perfect brand to start with. Buttons offers a high quality, adorable, AI2 system that is affordable for all. Bottom line: Yes, I would buy this again. In fact, less than a week after I received the initial cover and inserts, I went on Amazon and bought another cover and 3 inserts. I can already tell that these will quickly become a favorite in our house.
*I did receive this product in exchange for my honest review but all opinions are completely my own*