Six Things Keeping you from Cheaper Diapers

Note: This is a guest post I wrote for Erin from Coupon Cravings. It ran yesterday on her blog. Erin’s blog is a great source for all things CVS and just general money saving tips. She’s also one of Walmart’s 11 moms so make sure to check out her money saving vlogs.

Ever since I wrote about my diaper stash a few months back readers have been asking me for tips on how to save money on diapers. I narrowed down the list of things that keep people from saving money on diapers to these six culprits:

1. Not Knowing the Per Diaper Price: When you start bargain shopping for diapers it is very important that you calculate the price per diaper to make comparisons. Manufacturers vary the number of diapers based on pack size and on whether it

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  • Jenny’s Vegcafe

    I would have to say that some diapers are just not worth the extra few cents you save on them. One brand in particular- Parents Choice- from Wal-Mart was so bad and leaky that I took them back to the store. That’s not something that I usually do but these were bad.
    Nanny’s brand at Aldis are ok but aren’t that great as night time diapers.

  • Jenny’s Vegcafe

    I would have to say that some diapers are just not worth the extra few cents you save on them. One brand in particular- Parents Choice- from Wal-Mart was so bad and leaky that I took them back to the store. That’s not something that I usually do but these were bad.
    Nanny’s brand at Aldis are ok but aren’t that great as night time diapers.

  • Jenny’s Vegcafe

    I would have to say that some diapers are just not worth the extra few cents you save on them. One brand in particular- Parents Choice- from Wal-Mart was so bad and leaky that I took them back to the store. That’s not something that I usually do but these were bad.
    Nanny’s brand at Aldis are ok but aren’t that great as night time diapers.

  • Amanda

    With my first son, I always used Huggies. No coupons? I didn’t care. Now with three in some type of diaper, I tend to be a bit more cautious, including the whole leak factor (if I have to was something because a diaper leaked, it’s not really saving me any money). I have also found that manufacturers change the diapers periodically. I tried Luvs once about 5 years ago and swore I’d never consider them again, but with the recent Target deals and coupons, I was game again. Boy have they changed! I didn’t realize that they were made by the same people as Pampers. Now we love them! I haven’t had one leak1 It’s all trial and error and keeping an open mind.

  • amysfinerthings

    Thanks for the link to the price comparison chart… I’ve been meaning to make one of those for myself!

  • Anonymous

    Our youngest is our 6th children…so, over the years I've diapered my babies plenty of times & have tried different diapers.

    We recommend Especially for Baby (generic) at ToysRus..when they have their big baby sale (a few times a year) we stock up.

    We also like the Smiles brand found at Sam's Club. When we find a good diaper sale elsewhere…we can usually beat Sam's price. As already mentioned knowing the 'price per diaper' is important when deciding to purchase or not.

    I have recently tried the Walgreens brand for our 2 youngest & found those to be nice as well. I've just started the rebates & benefiting from RR…so, I'll be watching their diaper sales.

    Our 2 youngest have leaks on occassion…some times it is the diaper (we did not like the generic/Target brand)…at other times, it is our child. At a recent checkup, our child was 20 lbs. but the size 3 diaper went up to 28 lbs, I asked our pediatrician, he said some have such "velocity" that causes the leak.

  • Misty Z

    I second the CVS/drugstore idea.

    I just started CVS’ing in May and have found that by using $ of $$ coupons and coupons on items that are free after ECB, I can slowly accumulate extra care bucks. I’ll accumulate up to $20 – $40 extra bucks and spend them when Huggies or CVS diaper deal comes around. I make sure to only buy the diapers when there is a sale or ECB deal and use any coupons I have, but it usually knocks my ECB stash back to $10 or so. Then I do it all over again.

    With 2 in diapers, I’ve been able to stay well supplied with free diapers since May of this year. I’ve only had to pay the $1 or so out-or-pocket per transaction cost of CVS bargain shopping.

    Thanks for the links to sign up with the manufacturer – I didn’t know about that!

  • Lisa

    I realize this isnt really where you were going with your post, but the way I have just started saving tons of money on diapers? Cloth. Its not just plastic pants and diaper pins anymore either.

    Cute and comfy for your LO, environmentally friendly, and saves a ton of money!

  • Mercedes

    Hi Lisa,
    I did touch up on cloth. It was not the main point of my post as it is not mainstream practice. Which is why I put it under exploring alternatives which we should all try to do.