Diapers. All parents have a love-hate relationship with them. They save us from a disgusting mess but we change what feels like 1 million of them daily and it lasts… for YEARS. It’s vital to save on diapers and be smart about your spending on this necessity.
In order to do so, many moms who plan to use disposable diapers are often encouraged to stockpile. The goal with stockpiling diapers is that you buy diapers at their lowest price, in-store, online, with coupons etc. Seems like a great idea, save money on a necessary product. Right?
However, before you go buying every clearance pack under the sun, make sure this is really going to work for you.
Building a stockpile of diapers isn’t for everyone. It wasn’t for me, and it may not be for you.
Let’s break down the ins and outs so you can make the call that works best for you!
Do you have enough space for stockpiling diapers?
Let’s think about space for a minute. If you were given 2,000 diapers for year one at a baby shower… do you have the space? Is the space you have best spent housing a mountain of diaper boxes?
Typically when stockpiling diapers, you end up with various brands and jumbo boxes. Each box isn’t the same size so stacking and storing them isn’t as simple as two tall stacks.
Where would you keep 80 boxes? Some people have extra rooms, closets or shelves in the garage for this which makes stockpiling diapers a great option to consider.
I didn’t have the space and I didn’t want to be stepping over boxes all the time.
Do you have the time be stockpiling diapers?
The purpose behind stockpiling diapers is to save money. To maximize your savings, you should really capitalize on the coupon deals available. These are where the real savings happen.
Couponing is no joke. It’s something you can spend all day doing if you really dive head first. Do you have the time to coupon and build a stockpile that really saves you some serious cash?
Your time is valuable, especially as a parent with little ones. Is the savings worth your extra time?
What if some brands fit and others don’t?
Babies and toddlers come in all different shapes and sizes. If you are prepping for your first babe, you should know that not all diapers brands fit the same.
Not only do size 1 diapers accommodate different sized kids across brands, but some lend themselves better to lean builds or stalky.
What if your child doesn’t fit well into the diaper brands you find on sale? Will you be able to return them and make up for the lost expense? If the goal is to save money, this is an important thing to consider.
How many of each size do you really need?
Ah, yes, the age old question. Your newborn could fit in Newborn diapers for 8 weeks, or not at all.
There is really no way to know how many diapers your child will need for each size. Again, are you really saving if you could be buying far too many in the wrong sizes? You could be wasting money and time on diapers you won’t use.
If stockpiling diapers isn’t for you, are you destined to spend a fortune?
Good news, no. There is a way to save on diapers without stockpiling diapers. Instead, a flexible diaper subscription can allow you to save money on diapers without having to store Mt. Diapers in your living room.
You’ll have the diapers when you need them, without any couponing or need for a storage unit. They can be delivered to your door. No driving to stores needed.
With ABBY & FINN, you’ll have the lowest prices per diaper. Check out the value chart below to see what your cost per diaper is with major brands in the industry. Oh, and aside from the best-priced diapers, you can even include multiple sizes in each box for those times when you are almost ready to size up. Money saved, time saved and no need for extra space.