As you know, we’re expecting a new addition to our family in January! With Little Miss, we used a combination of cloth and disposable diapers, and it worked out so well we plan on doing the same thing again with swordfish (that’s what we’re calling him for now)! Not only is cloth diapering good for the environment, but even part-time use can save you a LOT of money! However, we’re in the market for some new diaper covers since a lot of hers were pink and purple.
I was so impressed with the design of Buttons Diapers! I think my favorite thing is the double gusset on the legs. With diapers we’ve used in the past, that has been the one issue we’ve experienced – leaks with especially messy diapers in the leg area. I think the double gussets will be a huge improvement! Of course, we can’t try them out yet, but we have a lot of experience with cloth diapers and know what to look for.
Some of my favorite features of Buttons Diapers are:
- Adjustable snaps: Different people have different preferences, but I prefer snaps over velcro, because the snaps seem to eliminate the problem of your baby taking their diaper off. I love having them be adjustable, because a single diaper works for all of the different age ranges and weights. One cover works for babies 9-35 pounds!
- Double gussets: Like I mentioned before, I think these are going to be huge in preventing leaks. It provides a whole extra layer of protection!
- Snap in inserts: For me, I love the snap in inserts. I think they are so much easier than the pockets to deal with!
- Easy cleaning: The covers have a wipeable PUL inside, which means you’ll be able to use the covers more – messes will just wipe off, and just the inserts can just be replaced.
- Great Designs: I love the critters and the hero diaper covers! Lots of colors to choose from, which is always nice.
New to cloth diapering? It’s come a long way! There are a few things to remember, though:
- Wash solids out before throwing those diapers in the wash – obvious, but it still bears mentioning! I suggest buying a hand held bidet to attach to your toilet – it will definitely make things easier! In addition, you can use it to rinse the soakers that have pee on them as well so they don’t get stinky.
- Don’t use fabric softener! They will coat your cloth and make it non-absorbent. You don’t want that in a diaper! Use a detergent that doesn’t have additives or dyes. We started using Charlie’s Soap when we started cloth diapering, and that’s what we’ve used ever since! It cleans well, is super concentrated, and has been a great choice for our entire family!
- Give it time. If you start cloth diapering and get frustrated, give it a break for a bit and try again later. For our family, last time we waited until she was a few month old before we really started using cloth a lot. Different things are right for different families – just don’t give up entirely! There is so much money to save!!
One lucky reader will win a one-size diaper cover, and a snap-in hemp/cotton diaper insert. Contest ends Dec 13th!
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