Cloth diaper companies are finally clueing in not all babies fit nicely into the traditional one-size diaper. Some kids just need bigger cloth diapers, like Buttons Diapers Super size cloth diaper cover. As a mama to a growing toddler in the top percentile, finding a cloth diaper that fits him is a starting to become a challenge. I have started to poke around and what my options are for continuing to meet his diapering needs and that’s how I found out about the Buttons Diaper Super.
Disclosure: I did receive the product in this blog post from Buttons Diapers at no cost to myself in exchange for a fair and honest review. There are affiliate links in this blog post.
This blog post and review isn’t just about the Buttons Diapers Super but rather a comparison of the two one-sized cloth diaper covers. Until these products landed in my mailbox, I had never tried Buttons Diapers. We’ve got one of each size to do a little compare and contrast of these two diapers. Buttons Diapers also graciously sent along microfibre daytime inserts and XL Hemp/Cotton Inserts.
My package also included the most perfect keychain ever! If you’re a cloth diaper addict like me you need a cloth diaper keychain thing-a-ma-jig! Too bad I let my toddler play with my keys, and he lost my Buttons Diapers toggle. *Insert major sad face*
Buttons Diaper Design
Unlike the recent size addition to the Best Bottom line-up, the Buttons Diapers Super is a totally different diaper the one-size variation. The Super and the One-Size have very little in common besides being a diaper cover – and the cute little button embroidered on the back.
Both diapers feature double leg gussets and a double layer of PUL exterior. They also have a few other quirks and differences. Check them out this handy little table.
|No Interior Flaps
|Front & Back Insert Snaps
|Front & Back Insert Snaps
|Single Waist Snap
|Double Waist Snap
|Crossover Waist Snaps
|Front & Back Elastics
|Front & Back Elastics
In general the Buttons Diapers Super is a much bigger diaper. It features a wider crotch, longer body, and longer waist snaps compared to the smaller one-size version. Oddly the front waist panel of the Buttons Diapers One-size cover is longer, but this is minuscule compared to the overall size and shape of the diaper.
Buttons Diapers inserts conveniently snap into the Buttons Diapers cover making this an easy-to-use hybrid system. We received a set of large microfibre inserts (4 layers with stay dry) and a set of XL Hemp/Cotton. I love these inserts!
- Easy to Use
- Hemp/Cotton is super absorbent.
- WASH YOUR HEMP MULTIPLE TIMES. Typically, I’m on team “just wash it once,” but I attest Buttons Hemp/Cotton Insert gets so much better with continued washing. It significantly increases in absorbency by the fourth wash, and shrunk up in size, I do kind of wish it was pre-shrunk, as the stay dry top layer wrinkled up and it didn’t look as nice and neat.
- I don’t like microfibre, but I kind of like these. I find them really They last as long as our cotton prefold diapers and snapping them in is a breeze.
- Sizing: We used the large microfibre with Little Miss and it was just right, and the XL fit for Little Man. But after washing, they appear to be nearly the same size.
- I only snapped inserts in on the back snap. I rarely ever find the front snap allows for a good fit with any double snap in insert/cover combo.
My Take on Buttons Diapers Super Vs. OS
Unless you have a big child to cloth diaper, the decision between the Buttons Diapers one-size and the Buttons Diapers super will likely weigh heavily on the features you most prefer in a cloth diaper.
Personally, I prefer a double waist snap and inner flaps for my diaper covers. Therefore, if I were to purchase more Buttons diapers (and why not, that new ice cream print is to die for – check it out on Mama Banana’s review with her big toddler), I would choose the Buttons Diapers Super because I prefer the features it offers. There is something about a double waist snap tat I love more than a single snap. And the interior flaps give me just an extra buffer to keep things dry.
If you have a big child, then the Buttons Diapers Super is only the way to go. I love how easy it is to fit on my 30 plus pound toddler. It isn’t a fight, and there is so much room to grow. He is on the middle rise snap, and has quite a few waist snaps to go. The diaper looks like it fits instead looking too small or tight. I did find it was a little bulky and wide for Little Miss. But she’s only 16 pounds, which makes her on the lower end of the weight spectrum for this diapers sizing. Nonetheless, I was pleasantly pleased with the fit and I continue to reach for it (but then I put back because there aren’t many diapers fitting my bigger toddler and I should save it for him).
If you’re a loyal Buttons Diapers user you might be a little ticked off the Super is a different diaper, instead of being a bigger version of the one-size. Aside from that, I’ve honestly had a really good experience using my Buttons diapers. I don’t like how the waist snaps on the one-size curl a little, that drives me a little batty. And because the Super is such a wide diaper, getting a neat and trim rise fold is a little bit of a struggle. It kind of just always looks a tad sloppy. Those are just aesthetics.
I also wish the Buttons Diapers Super had a cross over snap. I’m skeptical if it would be a tight nice fit at 12 lbs without a snap over waist. Snap over waists also provide the ability to roll up a soiled diaper into nice neat little package when out and about.
I can’t help but be thrilled with my Buttons Diapers covers. Not only did they fit both babies exceptionally well, but also they come in at a budget-friendly price point (even in Canada). We brought them along on our recent road trip to the Bulkley Valley and they rocked with flats, containing car seat poop explosions, and the day-to-day travel adventures. I’m impartial to using the Super only on my toddler and the OS on my smaller baby.