As a new Mom I have quickly learned that my baby has made my heart rich in love, and having him in my life is priceless. But that doesn’t mean having babies can leave your wallet pretty poor. It’ no joke that it costs a lot of money to have and raise a child.
Besides the hefty cost of formula, it’s diapers that is a necessity that could become a costly expense—and babies will need them for about three years until they finally are potty trained.
Depending on the quantity being purchased, Pampers Sensitive diapers, for example, go for $10-$46 dollars.
So even if you aren’t super stretched for cash, why not learn now how to save the most on this item? Every dollar adds up, so get to shopping smart now before more babies are added to your growing family.
Here’s the best tips to saving money on diapers.
Ditch The Disposables
Some newborns are allergic to just about every brand of diaper that their parents have no choice but to use cloth diapers. But this could also be a very cost-effective option.
Instead of shelling out say $30 every week or two for a case, it’s better for your bank account and the environment to invest in cloth diapers. A 10 pack of Gerber cotton diapers go for just under $15 at stores like buybuybaby.
The idea is to wash and reuse instead of throwing away, so cutting out the costs for disposable options mean you will have to deal with cleaning up the mess. On the plus side, there are brands like Alvababy that offer trendy washable and waterproof options for parents who goes this route.
Buy On Amazon
You probably shop on Amazon for just about everything when looking for a good deal, so this shouldn’t exclude diapers. Amazon actually has a really great savings program called Amazon Family that allows Prime members to save money on baby items like diapers and wipes.
Amazon Family gives Prime members 20 percent off diapers when signing up for its “Subscribe And Save” option.
Once you find the brand and size needed, select the “Subscribe & Save” option to get the 20 percent off. You choose the quantity and how often you want the diapers sent to your house. Amazon gives recommendations like large quantity boxes set to ship once a month.
This options comes with free shipping and you can cancel at any time.
There is also the option to Subscribe & Save on wipes and other baby products lie diaper genie refills.
Participate In Rewards
Diapers brands like Pampers have reward programs that allow parents to enter in promo codes that come with select products (like larger quantity boxes of diapers) that allow them to rack up points that can unlock deals.
Pampers Grow is free to sign up for and allows customers to earn points that can be redeemed towards free gifts. All you have to do is enter in the code to get points, as well as collect points when reaching milestones like 6 months, 12 months, etc.
Know When To Shop
Stories like Babies R Us also offer free rewards programs where every so many points (125 points, earn 1 point for every dollar spent in this case) results in a $5 off coupon. There are many sales throughout the year, such as the buy 1, get 1 40 percent off all Huggies Super Pack & Value Boxes of diapers that is going on right now in stores.
Babies R Us also runs promotions like discounts on value boxes of diapers in stores on Thursdays in the case of the store near me, so check out your local store to see if they run any similar promotions.
Be The Coupon Queen
If you have seen that Extreme Couponing show on TLC then you know just how much you can save by clipping them coupons. Ask family members and friends to cut them out for your too to increase your stack. You will be surprised by how much you can save on baby goods by just tearing out these offers in newspapers and magazines.
Subscribe to emails from your baby stores to also be on the lookout for more sales, coupons and promotions.