One of the biggest expenses a parent faces with a new baby is diaper expenses. They aren’t cheap yet they are necessary. So, what can you do to cut costs so you do not go over your budget? They can try to save money on diapers, of course. If you’re wondering how, check out some of our tips below.
How To Save On Diapers
It may seem like a yucky alternative, or an impossibly difficult choice, but you should know that cloth diapers have come a long way and there are dozens of sanitary options that can do the job just as well as disposable diapers. Plus, you can spend roughly $400 and never buy a diaper again! They grow with your child and can be used for subsequent children, so what you spend on diapers one time is all you ever spend on diapers. It may be a daunting bill to pay up front, but it saves lots of money in the long run, and you can start out slowly. Many parents that cloth diaper even have a stash of disposables for overnight stays and out-of-the-house trips. This will still cost you money for the disposable, of course, but it will cut down the costs. If you are going this route tale a look at our Cloth Diaper Tips.
Buy In Bulk
You know you’ll need the diapers, so buy in bulk. Even if you’re afraid of your child growing out of a size before you could use them all, save them for other children you may have. Either way, buying diapers in bulk can cut your costs almost in half.
Many online sites will offer some great deals on diapers, so check them out. Be sure to read reviews before purchasing, though, so that you know you’re ordering from a reputable company and really getting a deal on diapers. If you are addicted to Amazon like I am then you need to check out becoming an Amazon Mom. They have an excellent subscribe & save program that will not only save you money on diapers but automatically ship them to your house.
Everyone knows that I am a HUGE fan of getting a good deal or saving money when I can. I absolutely love using coupons, especially on diapers. I honestly do not know how parents do not use coupons. You can save a ton of money on baby gear with coupons. When you’re a new mom, you get bombarded with deals, offers, and coupons. Don’t throw them away! You can use them, or if they’re for a brand you don’t use you can always sell the coupon at a discount to a friend that does use them, making some cash for your diaper stash. I love using coupons to stock-up on diapers when I find a great price. This way I know I am getting a great deal on an item we will definitely use.
There are off-brand diapers that work just as well as the brand name diapers and they can be half the cost. Read reviews, get information from friends, and try out samples from companies (which you can get for free) to see what works for you. I have tried numerous drug store diapers and have been very pleased with most of them. Every child is different so it will be a process to find out which ones you like best.
You can also check out:
- Tips for New Moms
- Time Management with a Newborn
- Ways to Save Money on Infant Clothing.
- New Baby Checklist
- Our Top 10 Baby Must Have Items
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