This is our first pregnancy and we could not be anymore excited. But hey, over the past week, I’ve been realizing the crazy costs. I’ve ignored them until now cause I was just in the stage of excitement and joy. Now, I have to realize the challenges that come along with caring for a baby, and entire family.
I’m sure most mothers would agree that diapers and formula are one of the top expenses with a baby. I’m going to attempt to breastfeed for a while, as formula is just crazily expensive. As for diapers, I hear to estimate 10 diapers/ day. But, sometimes you even have those that go through more… Yes, diapers are expensive — but, how much do they break your wallet?
The best tip I’ve gotten so far from a current mother is AmazonMom. It’s $79/year, but you also get 20% off of diapers & wipes.. plus, they deliver it all right to your door! The upfront cost seems steep, but overall, think how many boxes of wipes and diapers you go through, as well as conveniently getting them to your door-step in TWO days, free shipping. My fiance already had an AmazonPrime account, so he got it for free
Size 4, Pampers were 0.17 cents/diaper on AmazonMom, versus 0.24 cents/diaper on Target. While Target doesn’t give free shipping to their bulk purchases. Depending on the number of diapers used, subtracting the membership, that’s an approx. $150 difference within the first year.
No matter what, you are spending a lot of money on diapers alone. It’s just rather you do the research and save an extra $100+ per year. For some, that savings means everything.. others, it may not be worth the extra time of researching. Now, as I completely sound like a infomercial, I will end on a positive note.
What types of diapers do you use? Is there any program you use to get cheaper diapers? What is the best for your money, that you’ve found?