How to Save on Diapers
Posted on Sunday, June 19th, 2011 at 6:12 am
If you are a parent, you know that diapers can be a hefty expense, especially when your baby can go through as many as 10 diapers a day. Although there is no way to get around buying diapers, there are definitely ways you can save money on them. Here are some tips for how to save money on diapers:
4 Ways to Get Diaper Deals
Diaper coupons are a great place to start saving money. You can find diaper coupons in the newspaper and online. Another way to receive diaper coupons is to sign up with diaper brands via their websites. You can sign up with brands such as Huggies and Pampers to receive diaper coupons in the mail. Also, be sure to check for coupon updates at stores near you.
Buy Online or in Bulk:
Online stores often offer great diaper deals. You can save money by ordering diapers from online stores such as diapers.com and Amazon.com. By signing up for Amazon’s subscribe and save program, you can save an extra 15% and receive free shipping on items you routinely use, including diapers. You can choose to keep these items coming every one, two, three, or six months or cancel at any time. Also, considering the number of diapers you go through during any given week, it can definitely pay off to buy in bulk from stores such as Costco or Sam’s Club.
Don’t Disregard Store Brands:
If you are buying disposable diapers, it is definitely worth looking into store brands. Of course, you should do a little research before choosing a store brand to ensure that the quality is up to par. Consumer Reports is a great reference, revealing that Costco’s “Kirkland Signature” brand diapers and Wal-Mart’s “White Cloud” brand diapers worked exceedingly well. By purchasing store brand diapers instead of premium brand diapers, you can save an average of about 10 cents per diaper!
Cloth vs. Disposable:
Although many parents prefer disposable diapers for the ease and convenience of them, you can save money by choosing cloth diapers. However, cloth diapers might not save you time – the decision really depends on the individual. If you decide to give cloth diapers a try, you might look into the all-in-one cloth diaper or the diapering system. You do have to wash these diaper options, but aside from that they are almost as easy as disposable diapers.
What’s your favorite way to save on diapers? Share with us in the comments below!