Diapers and wipes can be pretty expensive. So for the money-savvy moms and dads out there, here are some tips to save money on diapers and wipes.
Diapers and baby wipes can slowly add up to become really expensive! So it’s important for moms and dads to be smart when it comes to their spending. Here are some helpful tips!
1. Wait for sales or discounts
Sales or discounts are a godsend for moms and dads who want to maximize their budget. Be on the lookout for any sales through social media, or through the newspaper. Some stores also give out flyers that announce when they have sales, so check those out if you can.
2. Don’t be too quick to change diaper sizes
Did you know that for larger sizes, there are fewer diapers in the pack compared to smaller sizes? So it’s important not quickly switch diaper sizes if your baby is still comfortable in their current size. That way, you can save more money.
3. Make sure the diaper fits, and that you’re putting it on correctly
An ill-fitting diaper or one that’s placed incorrectly on your baby can cause a lot of problems. That’s because if the diaper doesn’t fit, you’re not maximizing the absorbent area of the diaper. Make sure that the diaper fits snugly, and that the diaper isn’t too low in the front or in the back. If it doesn’t fit properly, then it might be time to switch sizes.
4. Instead of looking at the price per package, look at the price per diaper
Some packs of diapers and baby wipes come with different amounts inside. Some brands contain more diapers or wipes per pack compared to others, even if they have the same price. That’s why you need to check the price per diaper or price per wipe instead of looking at the price of the entire package.
5. Stock up on cheaper diapers
If you see that there’s a sale on diapers, or if there’s a buy one, take one promotion, then you could take advantage of the lower price by stocking up, even if you still have a supply. Diapers and wipes don’t go bad, and you can store them for a long time, so it’s actually a good idea to stockpile them.
Some parents even stock them in advance, even before giving birth, especially if they see some good deals on diapers or wipes!
6. Focus on your savings, not brand loyalty
While it’s okay to have brand loyalty, sometimes you need to try other brands to see if they have the same quality, but at a cheaper price. For the most part, diapers just need to be absorbent, fit properly, and not leak. Some diapers can be more expensive because of some fancy designs or conveniences that you can actually live without.
Be practical, be smart, and try other brands to see if it works for your baby!
7. Buy in bulk
Instead of buying diapers or wipes in small amounts, it’s best to buy in bulk. Trust us, you will go through a lot of diapers and baby wipes once you have a baby, so don’t worry about having too many diapers or wipes in stock.
Bulk purchases are also cheaper compared to buying them one by one. Some stores even offer additional discounts for bulk purchases. You can even ask some of your mom friends if they want to split the purchase with you, that way both of you can enjoy the savings!