Friday, March 7, 2014

5 Reasons Cloth Diapers are a Good Investment

The Cost 
While cloth diapers might seem expensive at first, they’re an investment. You get to use them, not only with this baby, but with any others you might have as well. Instead of spending the estimated $66 a month in diapers*** you can make the initial investment of anywhere from $300-$600 for cloth diapers (depending on the diapers you choose) to last for years!

The Smell 
Let’s be honest. Disposable diapers stink! You know the smell I’m talking about… Cloth diapers, if taken care of properly, don’t have a smell at all!

The Environment
According to the EPA “Disposable diapers last centuries in landfills. An average baby will go through 8,000 of them!”* Don’t want to have to rinse diapers? Too bad. Have you ever read the fine print on the back of a package of disposable diapers? Did you know that you’re even supposed to rinse solid waste from a disposable diaper into the toilet? Most people don’t. Take a minute and think about what that means. Go ahead… yeah. Gross.

Your Baby’s Skin
 Can you imagine wearing paper on your bottom all day? Yuck. Cloth diapers have got to be more comfortable on a baby’s skin. Comfort aside, imagine all of the nasty chemicals in your average disposable diaper. As another blogger has done an amazing job researching this, I’ll link you to her instead of repeating information.**

Cloth diapers can be really adorable and even customizable! Cloth diapers are a great fit for our family. I feel confident that I am doing my part to keep the environment safe for my child, I know that I am exposing her to fewer chemicals, and I don’t have to deal with that awful disposable diaper stench!

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial. 

Buttons Cloth Diapers Review & Giveaway
I know that many families have worries about taking on cloth diapers, I’ll address some of those worries in my next post “6 Cloth Diapering Myths.” Speaking of cloth diapers, I have had the pleasure of trying and reviewing one of Buttons Cloth Diapers' products.  Buttons offers affordable, high- quality diapers.  Their easy to use 2-in-1 system provides ample leak protection for babies up to 35 lbs. 
For my review, I was sent a diaper cover in Apple along with a small insert.  I completely love this diaper system.  It is super absorbent, soft, durable, and with it’s adjustable buttons it is guaranteed to fit great!  With Buttons Cloth Diapers you get quality without having to break the bank.  At only $11 per cover, these are not only affordable but they are totally practical. 

Buttons Cloth Diapers carries a variety of one-size fits most diaper covers, inserts, wetbags, and cotton wipes; everything you need to diaper your baby.  The inserts come in 2 sizes and snap into place so you do not have to worry about stuffing or the insert falling out when baby is on the move.   What made me love this brand even more is the versatility.  I was excited to find out that regular plain old prefolds fit perfectly inside!  This means if you have a stash already (like me), you may not need to purchase more inserts.  However with their soft 4 or 6-layered micro fiber/fleece inserts, you may want to purchase some anyways.
Buttons diaper covers are super adorable and their little button trademark on the back just adds to the cuteness.  Their remarkably soft inserts are incredibly absorbent, so the urine does not sit right on the baby’s skin.  Not to mention the double-layered PUL and genius double gusset around the thighs of the cover that provides amazing protection from leaks.  In my opinion, making these diapers untouchable when it comes to other brands. is fast, responsive and includes everything you need to know about using cloth diapers.  I love that their website not only educates on the" How-Tos" of cloth diapering but also lists the benefits of switching from disposable.  They even give suggestions about how many diaper covers and inserts are ideal to purchase (their numbers are pretty close to what I would suggest).

Buttons works hard to ensure that their customers are happy.  They stand behind their products by offering a 90-day money back guarantee.  If for any reason you are not 100% pleased with any of their products, they will give you a complete refund.  They even reimburse you for your original shipping costs, so trying them is RISK FREE!

Overall, I am extremely impressed with the Buttons Cloth Diapers that I received and I am confident that I will be purchasing more in the near future.
Considering switching to cloth diapers??

As I mention before Buttons Cloth Diapers diaper covers are only $11 and the inserts are $5!  Making a complete diaper only $16, which is significantly less than most of the cloth diaper brands out there.

**For a limited time Buttons Cloth Diapers is offering free shipping on all orders over $75!

Enter for your chance to #WIN a free diaper by using the Giveaway Tools Form Below.  

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. I am going to be having my 3rd child and I am determined this time to cloth diaper and my goal is to win a few before the baby comes :) I am so excited to be doing this and I can't wait to start thank you for the information at the being its was very helpful.

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