Want to know how to save money on diapers? Saving on diapers can be a bit of a task, but when you find the right price you can create a diaper stockpile. Below you’ll find my tips to save on diapers. I’ve been putting kids in diapers for the last four years so I’ve had my share of experience in brands that I love and brands that I hate. Come along and I’ll share with you how I’ve saved money and maintained some sort of sanity doing it.
How Much Should You Pay for Diapers?
Just like I shared last week on the prices of toilet paper, it’s important to know how much you should spend on diapers. Diapers come in big packs, jumbo packs and more so deciding how much per diaper is the first step.
Here’s my price points when buying diapers. If you can spend less, great! But I don’t really want to spend more.
Coupons + Sale
To get to how much you should pay for diapers you need to a few tricks up your sleeve. The first one is to use coupons. There are printable coupons as well as newspaper coupons that include savings for Pampers, Luvs, Huggies and more.
Pair the coupons you receive with the sale prices at your local store. Because the item will be discounted at your local store, you’re doubling the discount when you pair it with a coupon.
**TIP : Type diapers into the best price search here and find out where diapers are on sale this week!
Amazon or Buying Online
So, just like my toilet paper, I used to buy a number of my diapers online. There’s a couple of great resources, but remember to compare the per diaper price!
You can join Amazon mom here. Actually, you’ll get a free 3 months free to try it out. (Totally worth it!) After your trial, Amazon mom is $79 per year. Below are all the benefits, which will pay off the membership if you use Amazon mom for your diaper needs. (Please note the Prime Video advantage. Lots of videos to watch during those sleepless nights! You can drop Netflix and choose prime and save on diapers at the same time!)
If you don’t sign up for Amazon mom, that’s okay! I haven’t had a Amazon Mom account for years. You can also select subscribe and save to receive 5% off your purchase and free shipping on select diapers.
The Best Store Brands for Diapers
I’m going to share a little bit of my experience here. There are very few store brand diapers that will get my boys through the night. The best store brand diaper in my opinion and from my experience is the Walgreens Brand. I’ve tried them all, but the Walgreens brand is my favorite. I can’t tell a difference between it and the major brand.
When buying a store brand, you might be tempted to just grab it because the baseline price is great. However, wait for a sale. Walgreens will periodically put their diapers as Buy One, Get One Free. That is when I buy!
How to Build a Diaper Stockpile
When you find a great deal, buy more than one! You do not want to be on the hunt for diapers all the time, and you will be with jumbo packs which have very few diapers in them. When building your diaper stockpile keep in mind the size your child needs to be in, so you don’t overbuy. At the same time, you can think of larger sizes too. I would buy pull-ups when my kids were a size 4 because I knew that I would eventually get there and I would already have what I needed.
Shop The Drugstores
I already mentioned that I like Walgreens diapers. However, you can still get a great deal on diapers in general at the area drugstores. Watch for sale prices. In addition to that, use your CVS extracare bucks or your Walgreens Rewards towards the purchase of diapers. Don’t forget you can also use coupons to add to your savings.
Well, I’m just going to be really honest here and tell you that I just can’t go there. My sister, however, does use cloth diapers and I know it’s saved them a lot of money. If you have any advice on cloth diapers, please leave it in the comments below as I’m sure there are many people who are interested!
Here’s a few popular cloth diaper brands:
How do you save on diaper purchases? Please share in the comments!