Looking to cut costs on diapers? Diaper costs can add up. Check out this article for practical tips on how to save money on diapers.
Thank you to Family Dollar and Kidgets for sponsoring this post. All content and opinions expressed are my own.
Let’s talk diapers, specifically, how to save money on diapers. After three kids, I have few basic needs with diapers. First, they have to be functional—no constant leaks or uncomfortable scratch marks on my babies. And second, they must be affordable. Parents buy a ton of diapers, and those costs add up.
My toddler twins are nearing their end with diapers. Those two plus my eldest means my family has bought our fair share of diapers over the years. Being the frugal mom I am, I did our best to save as much money as I can.
How to save money on diapers
Below are practical tips on how to save money on diapers and get the most value for your buck:
Don’t rush to upgrade to the next size
If you’re like me, you get giddy when your child has gained enough weight to reach the next size up. “Yay, he gained weight!” Or maybe you assume your child would be more comfortable in a larger diaper.
The the larger the diaper size, the more each diaper costs. The price per box may not change drastically, but the number of diapers per box does.
And I get it—older babies or toddlers don’t soil their diapers as much as newborns or younger babies. But if your baby’s diaper still fits comfortably, try to stick it out as long as you can with the smaller size. You’ll have more diapers per box.
Stock up when they’re on sale
Every store or diaper brand will have their sales. When these happen, stock up! You may not want to go crazy with too many boxes but at least buy an extra one. Bonus points if you use coupons as well.
Put diapers on carefully
As fidgety as babies and toddlers are during diaper changes, do your best to put diapers on carefully. The better the diapers fit on your baby, the less mess you’ll deal with later. If your baby fusses, put the diaper on as best you can, then adjust later when she has calmed down.
Buy diapers on a regular schedule
Has this ever happened to you? You thought you had enough diapers, but after checking your storage, you realize you only had a few left. You rush to your nearest convenience store, which may not have the best prices.
Instead, implement a reliable diaper-buying schedule. Use automatic purchases that deliver diapers regularly to your door. Schedule it on your calendar (buying diapers the first of every month, for instance). Abiding by a schedule means you won’t run out of diapers and can get them for the best price possible.
I recently received Kidgets diapers to try and couldn’t be happier. They work just as well as other value diapers I’ve bought and kept my kiddos dry through the night. We had no leaks, thanks to the stretchable sides. Plus the cloth-like cover means my kids were comfortable. No scratching at their diapers!
And just as importantly, Kidget diapers are budget friendly. They offer high value for your diaper needs, which means you don’t need to spend a ton for fantastic diapers. I’m always looking for a good deal—Kidgets diapers combine quality with value. Check out your nearest Family Dollar store to buy Kidgets.