Here are a few ways to get baby diapers for cheap!
If you have a baby (or have ever had babies) then you know that buying diapers can be a huge expensive. I remember being a first time mom (back, many, many years ago) and I couldn’t believe how quickly we went through a box of diapers. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to get diapers for cheap! Here are a few tips for how to save money on diapers, I hope they help all you parents out there save some money!
How To Know When You Are Getting A Good Deal
First, let’s go over what a good diaper price is! It’s so important for you to know the going rate of diapers, so that when you find a good deal, you will know it’s the best price!
According to True Money Saver the current stock up price on diapers are:
Size 1: 14¢
Size 2: 16¢
Size 3: 19¢
Size 4: 22¢
Size 5: 25¢
The best way to compare current diaper prices is to calculate the price per unit. A price per unit is the price that each individual diaper costs.
To calculate the price/unit you will divide the price of the diapers by the number of diapers in the box.
For example, if you are buying a newborn size box of diapers that costs $47.07 and have 198 diapers in the box you would use this equation:
47.07 divided by 198 = 23
So the price/unit of the newborn box of diapers is 23 cents per diaper. If you look at the stock up prices above you will see that 23 cents/diaper is a little high, and not a great deal.
Tips To Save Money On Diapers
Now that you know the best prices to watch for when buying diapers, let’s go over a few ways to get those much needed diapers for cheap!
1. Shop Sales
One of the best ways to save money on diapers is to buy them when they go on sale.
Here are a few tips for buying diapers on sale:
- Baby sales typically happen between the months of February and September
- Compare unit prices on diapers to know if the sale is actually the cheapest price (as discussed earlier)
- Pair a coupon with a sale for the best deal
- Scan receipts into cashback apps for rebates on diapers
- Use the Flipp app to find weekly diaper deals
2. Join Amazon Family
Did you know that you can get a 20% discount on diapers when you join Amazon Family through prime, and sign up for a diaper subscription?? Because you can! Plus, you can even match the subscription discount with Amazon coupons for an even better deal. And! Prime membership always gives you free shipping! This is a great deal for parents!
I’ve used Amazons subscription services a few times and love the convenience of them! It’s so easy to set how often you want the products sent to you, and super easy to cancel when you don’t need the service anymore.
3. Buy Generic
Store brand diapers are often much cheaper than name brand, but still a great quality. Try a few different generic brands to find the ones that work best for you and your baby. I highly recommend trying the Target brand!
Remember to pay close attention to price per unit to make sure the generic brand that you buy is cheaper than the name brands.
4. Buy In Bulk
Another great way to get diapers for cheap is to buy them in bulk. Again, calculate the price per unit when buying diapers, most of the time the bulk diapers will be cheaper, but not always. It’s important to always double check!
Buying diapers in bulk is a great way to get name brand diapers for a much cheaper price.
5. Use Coupons
One of my very favorite things to do is to pair a coupon with a sale. This is the way to get your favorite items for dirt cheap!
Search regularly for diaper coupons to help you lower the price of your favorite brands (especially when you match it with a sale!). You can find coupons on manufacturers websites, and coupon websites like coupons.com.
Another way to get coupons is by contacting the manufacturer directly and ask for them! Send your favorite diaper brand an email asking if they have any free samples or coupons, and they will more than likely send you a few in the mail. Yay!
6. Try Cloth Diapers
I know (trust me, I know!), the idea of using cloth diapers is not always the most exciting option. It requires a little more work and effort, but it can be a HUGE money saver! According to this Forbes article, cloth diapers will save you around $1,000 in your child’s lifetime, that is a huge savings!
There is some expensive upfront costs for cloth diapering. You will need to stock up on cloth diapers, but once you have your stock, the costs will go down significantly.
7. Use Rebate Apps
Never, and I mean NEVER, throw away a receipt before scanning it into a few rebate apps. Many of these apps give cash back on diaper purchases. So, if you can, match a coupon with a deal, and then get a cash back rebate! Cha-ching! We’re talking big savings here!
A few of my favorite cash back apps for diapers are:
Fetch Rewards: Fetch Rewards is so easy and quick to use! All you have to do is scan your grocery receipt into the app and you’ll automatically earn points based on the products you bought. Lastly, you can redeem your points for gift card to your favorite places! Yay!
Ibotta: Ibotta is another great rebate app that consistently offers cash back on diaper purchases. To use Ibotta, select the store you shopped at, click on the items you bought, and then scan your receipt into the app. You will be reward with cash back into your account within just a few hours. Easy, peasy!
8. Join Rewards Programs
Many of your favorite diaper companies (I’m looking at you pampers and huggies!) offers reward programs where you can earn points to use towards free diapers and other fun stuff. If you are going to be buying diapers anyways, you might as well get rewarded for it, right? Right!
It is possible to save money on diapers!
I know just how stressful finances can feel when you are raising young kids, the expenses just never seem to end! But, I also know that there are some tricks you can try to get diapers for cheap! I hope this article helped answer some of your questions.