Babies! Which we all know means lots of diapers and lots of money. It shouldn’t make us broke just to buy diapers for our kids. There are ways to save on this expense. If you start before baby comes then it will be easier to save, you are fine if you don’t. Just make sure you are buying more than you need right that minute. Here are 5 ways you can save money on diapers:
- Clearance/Manager Markdowns – This is where you can get amazing deals without coupons. (If you have coupons then use them on these items!) I am always checking for diapers on clearance or markdown. Best Stores I use are Kroger, Meijer, Dollar General and Walmart. I can find a damaged package for half off or it is only missing one. Some go on clearance when they are getting a new package or they are changing the count. (Wait until at least 50% off regular price).
- Coupons – Keep a small pile of diaper coupons. I find them in newspapers, online, on store app, and in diaper packs. Sometimes you can get high dollar coupons from the companies themselves. This will keep your diaper prices low and you will be under budget on them always. I never pay full price for diapers.
- Sales – I love sales! If you are lucky and have a CVS and Target you can do great. Target loves giving gift cards back on purchases and CVS gives ExtraBucks back. CVS also counts regular price instead of what you pay, so you can reach your goal easier. I combine sales with coupons and rewards. This way you get the most for your money. CVS usually has huggies on sale B1G1 50% off plus spend $30 get $10 extra bucks back! Use $2 or $3 off coupons with this and you save and get money back. (Digital Coupons are also your friend)
- Cloth Diapers – I know you may think gross, but there are so many different kinds. We like the One Size Pocket Diapers. You don’t need name brand either. I buy on Amazon and get 6-8 for $50 with at least an insert each. Spend $250-300 to get it set up (Buy a cloth diaper bag to hold the dirty laundry!) These will last you 1-3 kids depending on how well you take care of them. Put them in the wash with a pre-soak and your normal cycle, and then hang dry. Wash every 2-3days.
- Baby Shower – Best way to save is have a diaper contest or diaper shower. Diapers add up quick and can cost more than the basic items you need for a baby. Best gifts are diapers. Have each person bring on pack (different sizes) and put their name in a drawing for a prize.
Now if you have more of one size than you need just remember most places will exchange sizes especially Walmart if it carries that one. You can also trade with other moms if needed. Enjoy your little one and save some money at the same time!