Tips for Stockpiling Baby Items
Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 7:00 am
Babies need a whole lot of stuff. It’s never good to accidentally run out of what you need right at a key moment. To prevent that inconvenience, you can create a stockpile of baby products. Here are some tips to help new parents to stockpile baby items.
How to Stock Up on Baby Items
You really cannot have too many packages of baby wipes. You’re going to need them available at every diaper change. They are also useful for quickly disinfecting high chair trays and car seats. Some parents who stockpile baby wipes combine a coupon for baby wipes with the current sale that a particular store has on them.
Baby wipes have a multitude of uses. Some women find that baby wipes are an effective make-up remover. They are generally less expensive than the products that are actually sold for that purpose. So, even if your baby becomes potty trained before you deplete your stockpile of baby wipes, its ok. There are lots of things to use them for.
Onesies are incredibly useful. They can be used like a t-shirt, or worn by themselves. They also provide some extra “protection” for the clothing that is worn over the onesies. You can even substitute a onesie for pajamas when the weather is warm.
One way to get a great deal on onesies is to wait until a store has a sale on baby products. Look for the packages that hold 3 or more of them (instead of the fancier onesies that are sold individually). Make sure you don’t go overboard. Your baby will, eventually, grow and need a different sized onesie than he or she currently wears.
Your baby is going to need bibs for quite some time. Of course, you need a clean bib for every feeding time. Bibs are also useful for babies that are teething (and drooling a lot). Again, a good way to stockpile bibs is to wait for a baby sale. Look for the ones that can easily be thrown in the wash without falling apart or having the plastic portion “melt”.
Be careful when stockpiling diapers. Go overboard, and you run the risk of having lots of diapers at home that are now too small for your baby to use. You may want to limit your quantity to the amount of diapers that you expect to use in about a month’s time.
One good way to stockpile diapers is to combine a coupon with the discount that the loyalty card from your favorite grocery store offers. Often, the grocery store will have a lower price than if you bought the same diapers from a speciality baby store or a toy store.