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Even though I have quite a large stash of cloth diapers, I’ve still saved money over using disposables. There are so many different options out there that it really is affordable – despite the upfront cost. Read below for the budget cloth diapers I’ve used - I think you’ll find one that suits your budget and family!
Budget Cloth Diapers
- Flats and Covers: By far the cheapest option – flats and covers are old school but get the job done. You can find a variety of flats made from different materials, but I swear by the plain old birds eye cotton. And the best thing? They’re CHEAP – like a dozen for under $20. And you can go even cheaper by making your own flats from old t-shirts and receiving blankets. Or head to Target and get some flour sack towels (they’re the same thing)! For covers – a one size option is usually the most budget friendly.
- Prefolds and Covers: This is how we diapered Haley as a newborn. I knew I didn’t want to spend the cash on newborn sized pockets and all in ones, so I bought newborn sized prefolds instead. A little more expensive than flats, but I’ve been able to keep using them long after she outgrew them – as inserts in our other diapers. Even if you stick with prefolds and purchase additional sizes, you’ll still spend less than you would on most pocket diapers.
- Imported Chinese Diapers: You CAN cloth diaper on a budget using pocket diapers. Imported Chinese Diapers are about $5 each. While you’ll hear much debate in the cloth diapering community about these, the bottom line is that they make cloth diapering accessible for lots of families. And that’s a win in my book.
- All in Two’s: Currently my most favorite way to cloth diaper on a budget – AI2′s, like the one I received to review from Buttons Cloth Diapers, provide you with the ability to change out the insert while reusing the cover. So you get more bang for your buck so to speak. You can get by with 8 covers and 24 inserts – so three inserts per diaper). You’ll spend a lot less this way compared to buying 24 regular diapers.
Buttons Cloth Diapers
As mentioned above, Buttons Cloth Diapers are an All in Two (AI2) – meaning it’s a two piece system. You’ve got your cover and your insert – which snaps in. When you change your baby, you only need to unsnap the insert and snap in a new one. You just repeat the process until your cover becomes soiled. It’s economical, easy, and even saves space! We all need that in our diaper bag, right?
The covers are made from waterproof PUL (polyurethane laminate) and feature double gussets, elastic at the back and tummy, a snap down rise to fit babies from approximately 9 – 35 pounds, and crossover snaps for tiny waists. The inside of the cover has a snap at the top and bottom for attaching your insert. The inserts come in two varieties (daytime and nighttime) and 2 sizes (small and large). The daytime inserts have 4 layers of microfiber and are topped with a layer of stay dry fleece (photo 1). The nighttime doublers are 6 layers of microfiber and are meant to be used under the daytime insert as they are not topped with stay dry fleece. You can see slightly in photos 2 and 3 the comparison of the two inserts. The daytime is on the left in photo 2 and on the bottom in photo 3.
Haley is currently wearing this diaper on the medium setting with the large size insert. We get a superb fit around the legs as you can see in the photos below. For reference, she’s 15 months old and weighs about 20-ish pounds. The medium setting would probably be better suited for the small size insert, but I wanted to get the most use out of them so I sized up. It’s a little bunchy when I snap it in, but is completely fine when I put it on her.
The daytime inset is perfectly suited for daytime use (obviously), but has also been just fine for us during naps. For nighttime, I’ve used the combination of the daytime insert and the nighttime insert and have had mostly dry nights. We had a few mornings with wet sheets, but that seems to only happen when Haley nurses frequently at night.
We’ve been using this diaper for several months now and it’s held up perfectly in the wash. I haven’t had any issues with snaps, loose threads, or even any staining – although that can be attributed to my wash routing (psst…..I use Tide). Overall, I think it’s a great quality diaper at a great price.
What budget cloth diapers are in your stash? If you love AI2′s you should definitely try Buttons Cloth Diapers!
You can purchase Buttons Cloth Diapers (covers and inserts), like the ones I reviewed, on the Buttons Cloth Diapers Website. Covers are just $11 and inserts range between $3.50 and $5. Perfect Budget Cloth Diapers! Remember you’ll only need about 8 covers and 24 inserts.
One lucky According to Jenny reader is going to win a Buttons Cloth Diaper Cover and 2 Daytime Inserts! Winner chooses color and size.
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Winner: Beki L.