Budget Cloth Diapers: AI2 + {Buttons Cloth Diaper Review}

*Disclosure:  I received the products below for the purpose of this review.  No other compensation was received.*


I am so excited to kick off the budget cloth diaper series.  After listening to multiple friends talk about how they wanted to use cloth diapers, but the start up cost was just too much at one time, I realized that there were probably a lot of people thinking this same thing.  Luckily, I had a stack I was selling for $3 a piece, but not everybody runs across a deal like that.  I am here to tell you my friends, that cloth diapers are very affordable.  To kick off the series, I’m going to share with you a fantastic diaper option that will have you cloth diapering in no time at all.  Buttons Cloth Diapers.

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Buttons cloth diapers are an affordable AI2 diaper.  They are user friendly and great for parents, caregivers, even babysitters.


Buttons cloth diapers a single row of 11 snaps across the front.  {Not going to lie, the 11 is making the OCD side of me a little bit crazy so we never use the center snap}.  Each wing has 2 snaps for adjusting the waist size.  There is also a single crossover snap for smaller waisted babies.

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Buttons diapers are a one size cloth diaper.  You adjust to the size you need by snapping the front rise snaps up or down to fit your baby.  There are 3 rows of 3 snaps, small, medium and large.  This allows the diaper to fit from approximately 9-35 pounds.  At 9 pounds, you may experience a brief period of time before your newborn fits into these.  I’d love to have an opinion from my experience on a newborn with Buttons, but haven’t used them on a newborn, so I don’t have an opinion to share.

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With elastic at the front and back of the diaper, you can be sure messes stay in, and the insert stays put.  There is also double gussets on the legs which is a fantastic feature in a diaper, especially newborns.  These features allow you to get a snug fit on baby every time.

Buttons Cloth Diaper, budget cloth diapers

The shell of the diaper features 2 layers of wipeable PUL.  There is a snap on both ends of the cover where you can snap the inserts in place.

Buttons Cloth Diaper, Budget Cloth Diapers

There are 4 different inserts that can be purchased and used with Buttons diapers.  Small daytime, small nighttime doubler, large daytime, and large nighttime doubler.  The daytime inserts are made of 4 layers of absorbent microfiber, topped with a soft layer of fleece.  Small fits babies 9-20 pounds and large fits babies 20-35 pounds.  The nighttime doublers are made from 6 layers of microfiber.  *These cannot be used alone – never place microfiber against babies skin.*  You must snap the daytime insert on top of the nighttime doublers.  Creating 11 layers of absorbency at night.

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To use Buttons cloth diapers, snap in an insert.  Once soiled, change out the insert and reuse the cover as long as it isn’t dirty.  Snap in a new insert and go.

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Now, I know you want to know what makes these a budget friendly cloth diaper, so here you go.


If you plan to wash daily, you will want:

4 covers $11 each

12 daytime inserts $3.50 each

1 nighttime doubler $5 each

Total = $91


If you plan to wash every 2-3 days, you will want:

8-10 covers $11 each

18-24 daytime inserts $3.50 each

2-4 nighttime inserts $5 each

Total = $161 – 214

{Prices and amount needed taken from Buttons Cloth Diaper website.}


Was building your cloth diaper stash a daunting task?  Did you build your stash all at once, or slowly, diaper by diaper?


Buy it:  At this price, it is affordable to cloth diaper.  Visit Buttons Cloth Diapers to start building your stash today.


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Win it:  One lucky reader will win a Buttons Cloth Diaper cover and 2 daytime inserts.  Winner chooses color and size of inserts.  Open to US and Canada.  Ends at 11:59 pm EST on March 13, 2014.

Buttons cloth Diapers, Budget cloth diaper


 *Disclosure:  I received the products mentioned for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and only influenced by my experience with the product and company.*



  • I started buying diapers whenever I would see sales or coupons. I got a few of each of the brands that I had wanted to try but mostly focused on covers and prefolds and pocket diapers.

  • I used the old-fashioned pre-folds…but both of my daughters are using the newer cloth diapers…and they buy a few at a time.

  • Target had a pack of Charlie Banana’s so that’s how I started my cloth diaper stash. I had no idea there were so many brands out there!

  • I am working on building my stash now!
    Entering giveaways, looking for deals online, and I have a bunch on my shower registry.
    My first is due the end of April, would love to win!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • I started from winning one, then I got a few for my baby shower, & then it went on from there and 90% is bought used because we don’t really have a lot of money. :/

    Cost was def a concern I’m a single mom with two kids and currently not working so money is a big issue.

  • I am currently trying to build a stash through giveaways. Cost is an issue with us because we already have “leftover” disposable diapers stashed from our first daughter, so even though I want to cloth diaper it would be cheaper for me to just use what we have!

  • I bought 4 diapers just to see if I could handle it and then I bought a few more cheap ones at a swap meet. I diapered with only 8 diapers for about 4 months, washing daily to every other day and sometimes using disposables. Then I won some, bought a few more and was given some so now I can do cloth full time and wash diapers less often too

  • I started by researching everything I could before our first was born and just started slowly stocking the bare minimum that I thought I would need – the baby shower really helped as well. Cost was definitely a factor but seemed more reasonable as just the up front vs. the continuing. Plus, we live in the mountains and ’emergency’ trips for diapers are out of the question so it was just the more practical choice for us.

  • Right now I do not have any cloth diaper. Tryibg to win some but have not yet. So before the baby come I will be buy lots of cloth diaper

  • With our first little one on the way, we decided (after tons of research) to start with prefolds and covers and then transition in pocket diapers as well. We definitely wanted to start with the most cost effective option, just in case it doesn’t work out for us. We received 36 prefolds and 2 diaper covers as gifts and purchased 2 more of our own. We also found a great deal on 27 pocket diapers, 20+ inserts, cloth wipes, wet bags, and disposable liners that were hardly used for $100!

  • I love that they have a double gusset and a great price point. I built my stash all at once I was pretty excited.

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