How To Buy Diapers Without Going Broke

Many pregnant women realize that the main recurring expense they’ll have to face is paying for diapers. After all, they’ll probably be able to feed their baby for free for quite a while, and even after that, they won’t eat much. (It is kind of ironic that it’s the elimination part of digestion that ends up costing more!) If you find yourself fearful of the high costs you know come with diapering a child, take heart: There are definitely ways to save.

Consider the New Cloth Diapers

Before you roll your eyes, at least realize that today’s cloth diapers do not require pinning! Instead, today’s cloth diapers can be described as “cute” and “easy.” From all-in-one designs like this one from Bumkins to these fun pocket diapers from Happy Heinys, some designs are downright adorable! Most are also adjustable, using snaps or Velcro closures. The pockets in pocket diapers are meant to hold inserts such as these by FuzziBunz, which you’ll want to layer according to time of day and position according to gender needs.

Depending on the brand you choose and how many you purchase, you can expect to save at least $1,000 over the diapering lifetime of your baby. (Of course, that savings is multiplied if you have more than one child.) While the up-front cost of cloth diapers can be a bit of a shock, you’ll make up for it in the first 3-5 months of your baby’s life outside the womb.

Know Your Per-Diaper Prices

In addition to price, there are a few other factors you’ll want to consider, like a diaper’s absorbency and leak-proof qualities and your baby’s skin sensitivities. Even once you settle on a brand or three that you prefer, you’ll want to shop around for the best per-diaper price. When you purchase a small package of diapers, you’re more likely to spend more per diaper. For instance, the 88-count box of Pampers costs $0.08 more, per diaper, than the 120-count box, from the same seller on Amazon.

If you buy diapers at brick-and-mortar stores, clipping coupons and browsing sale flyers can be quite helpful. If you don’t get a newspaper, you can often find coupons online. In addition to grocery stores, you’ll want to look for ads at local drugstores and other retailers such as Dollar General, which often has a $5 printable coupon available for Friday or Saturday shopping trips. When you combine coupons with sale prices, you can sometimes beat the best per-diaper prices you can find online.

In addition to saving money directly by buying online, you can also save room in your already overflowing cart at the grocery store, trips to the store with a fussy baby, and even gas money it takes to make that extra trip to town. Depending on current shipping promotions, you may find the best diaper prices online at Target.com, Babiesrus.com, Diapers.com, or Amazon.com.

Whether you decide to go with cloth or shop around for deals on disposable diapers, you can save a bundle by planning ahead and starting to buy them now.

Womens Center East in Dayton, Ohio

Women’s Center-East Dayton is located at 4787 Burkhardt Avenue not far from Woodman Drive in Dayton, Ohio. We offer free pregnancy testing and free pregnancy ultrasounds to Dayton women. Women can make a free initial appointment online by going to www.womenscenterohio.com and going to the East Dayton location page. To schedule an appointment over the phone or to learn more about the services we provide, call 937-610-7777. We can be reached by email at info@womenscenterohio.com. All Women’s Center-East’s pregnancy services are free and confidential.

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