I received this question the other day and thought it was a good one to address in a blog post, here is the question:
Hi I'm 20 weeks pregnant and want to start stocking up on diapers and wipes.
This is my first though and have no clue what a good deal is.
Can you tell me what are some good price points for diapers and wipes? Thank you!
This is a great question that comes up frequently and since I've had 4 babies I have a little bit of experience 🙂
If you are having your first baby and you are not sure how to save on diapers, here are some recommendations that I have.
My son could only use Pampers diapers because he would leak out of all the others and one of my daughters got rashes with Huggies. By stocking on a few different types I could see what works and what doesn't. I also recommend keeping all your receipts by taping them directly to the packages as you buy them.
All of my babies have been in the 7 + lb range, and they usually gain weight quickly. We've never used more than 3 packages of newborn diapers packages for any of our babies. With my first child, I had 10 packages of newborn diapers and ended up having to return most of them… which was a pain!
Know your stock up price, which is the price per diaper that you look for when shopping the sales. My stock up price is $0.17 or less per diaper. If I see a name brand deal (Huggies, Pampers, LUVS) for this price, I will buy as many as I can and set them aside. I also try to stick to $0.01 or $0.02 per wipe as my stock up price – I can almost always find this price on Amazon (see below).
There are many great store brand diapers, Target brand diapers are my favorite . I've also heard good things about Aldi brand diapers, but have never tried them myself. I've tried Walmart brand, but I wasn't too impressed with the quality.
Aldi wipes are actually my new found LOVE – they are similar quality to Pampers wipes and cost only $0.87 every day!
This is a FREE program which gives you 20% off diapers and wipes online at Amazon.com. Combine those with a sale and a digital Amazon coupon and we can see some fantastic deals! You can get 2-day FREE shipping so you don't even have to leave your house!
For more ways to save on a baby – watch my video below on my YouTube channel:
What are some ways to save when having your first baby? Do you have any tips you would give to this first-time mom?