Post # 1
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Just wondering how much I should budget per month on diapers and wipes. I will be using disposables and I don’t mind using store brands as long as they fit my son well and don’t leak. I am aware that I may have to buy more expensive brands, so I would love to hear both ends of the spectrum. Thanks for your help!
Post # 2
I purchase our diapers and wipes from Sam’s Club in bulk. Diapers: Luvs $30 (approx) and Wipes: Pampers sensitive $18 (approx.). The wipes last longer than 1 month.
The Luvs never leaked like the Pampers or Huggies did for both of my daughters.
Post # 3
Probably $50/month for pampers cruisers and natural clean wipes. I also buy pampers overnights, but only use 1 per day so they last much longer. My daughter isn’t a big pooper, so that helps!
Post # 4
I buy Target brand and spend about $30 on diapers a month. Only recently did I start having problems with leakage, and that’s only when she sleeps, when she always rolls onto her belly, so I’m going to go get a pack of overnights. Can’t say for wipes. I got a couple big boxes for my shower and only just ran out of them. I like Pampers, but they’re too expensive, and I’ve only had bad experiences with Huggies and Luvs. They both leaked big time for us. It depends on your kid and how they fit them.
Post # 5
I’m not much help for price because I coupon. Like hardcore coupon lol. But I’ll give you my two cents on diapers.
pampers and targets Up&Up have a similar fit they tend to be bigger and have a higher cut.
huggies tend to be a little smaller especially in the legs so my thunder thighs baby never wore them.
Luvs also run small but not necessarily in the legs, just in general.
up and up just made a new diaper and i haven’t used them cause I stocked up when they clearanced there’s and there was coupons, but the old ones don’t have scent block which some people notice more. It’s only a problem for me over night. My son is a heavy wetter, even though he sleeps all night so in the morning he’s kinda stinky.
Pampers have the pee indicator which is super nice.
i didnt care for Luvs past size 2 because the tabs seem so small compared to the diaper and it didn’t seem as secure.
Post # 6
MrsSparkle10: I know you didn’t ask about rash cream, but since I can’t remember my diaper budget but do remember this, I wanted to share: I bought a big 1 lb vat of A&D ointment for $9.99 (looks like it’s around $12 now) and it lasted through TWO kids. Who both wore diapers until past age 3! That was a good buy. I used a thin layer with most diaper changes and they almost never got a rash.
Post # 7
We buy the target up and up brand. If you buy two big packs you get a $10 gift card to use for your next purchase. This is great because they go through so many diapers. I like the diapers a lot cause they have bigger backs. And you should buy the wipes in bulk too.
Post # 8
We buy honest company diapers. $25 at target lasts about a month. We get our wipes from Amazon mom. Huge box of seventh generation for less then 10$ Lasts about 2months.
Post # 9
lovemygsp: do you like the seventh heaven wipes? My husband and I are thinking of changing wipes so that we can add them to our subscribe and save items on Amazon, but we can’t really find a brand that’s not too expensive.
MrsSparkle10: We spend a good amount of money on diapers and wipes. We get the wipes from rite aid that last a good bit, just the non scented tugaboos for about $10-$15 depending on when we get them and if they are on sale. As for diapers we spend $36 for them a month from Amazon. We use pampers swaddlers right now. I’m sure there is a cheaper version of diapers we can use, but for right now they have done wonders for everything and we’ve only had two blowouts since she’s been born and she’s had some nasty poops.
Post # 10
I coupon like gpsp2b mentioned and I would highly suggest keeping an eye out for good deals. You don’t necessarily have to be a hard core couponer to get great deals – just keep your eyes open and print a couple coupons from your computer. A good site I check frequently for deals is http://thekrazycouponlady.com/category/baby-deals/ – You can find some good deals at Target and drug stores like CVS, Walgreens, RiteAid – whichever you have. I’m still awaiting baby #1s arrival but have about 1800 Pampers diapers of various sizes and have spent $203 so far – if that lasts me a year then I spent about $17/mo.
Post # 11
pinkcorsage: I use the pampers sensitive and get them via amazon subscribe and save. We’ve been using them for almost 19 months w no issues!
to the OP w amazon mom and subscribe and save I spend about $60-$65 a month for wipes and diapers for 2 kids.
Post # 12
My favorite diapers are the Target Up&Up and Walmart’s White Cloud. They are less expensive, and they work great for my baby. I also use Walmart’s sensitive fragrance free wipes. I probably spend about $25-30 on diapers a month, and maybe $10 a month on wipes.
I used Luvs for a while in the beginning, but DD started having blowouts in them. I HATE Huggies and the Kirkland brand from Costco. They ALWAYS leak when DD uses them. I believe Huggies makes the Costco brand.
Post # 13
pinkcorsage: We tried several and found the 7th gen ones the best. We get both the strong and thick ( for messy diapers…) and the regular thin ones. 🙂
Post # 14
I would also say $50/ month. We used Pampers Swaddlers till he was in size 2’s + , then went to Pampers Cruisers or Baby Dry. We use Costco wipes which are $17/box of 900, which lasts us about 2 months. All in all roughly $40/ month diapers and $10/month in wipes.
Post # 15
sunshinesparkles: I live between Aus and Fiji. My husband buys our nappies from Hawaii because he travels there once a month for work. He purchases the Huggies bulk pack from Sam’s club and also the bulk pack of wipes. Wipes last me ages because i only used them for poos and very wet nappies (I don’t use them for light wees). My bubby is 8 weeks and we have only used 2 packs from the bulk pack of wipes that he purchased for around $18USD. I go through nappies a bit because i change them before every feed (every 2-3 hours) and then if they are wet or soiled. (I treat a lot of nappy rash in my job so i’m paranoid about it). The american huggies are so much better than aussie huggies. They’re thinner but as absorbent.