(Closed) Diapers and other baby related costs!!

posted 5 years ago in Babies
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I use Amazon Subscribe and Save for diapers since its 20% off with Amazon Mom. We use Pampers Swaddlers Size 1 right now and for a box of 216, we pay $36.39. We’ve gone through around 200 in 3 weeks and he was out of NB size during our hospital stay. If they go on sale or I have a coupon, I’ll pick them up in store in the next size up just to have ready. Target usually has if you buy so many boxes you can get gift cards and such, so I look out for those deals too. 

For wipes we also use Amazon and by adding them to our other items we get, we save 15% off them. We use Pampers Sensitive and for 808 of them, we pay $16.97. Again, if I see them on sale for a good price or a good coupon comes up, I’ll buy them in store. Friends of mine use reuseable wipes and love them, but I haven’t done enough research to invest in them.

Baby is doing well with breast feeding- we did supplement with formula for one or two feedings in the first week due to my milk still coming in and luckily, from registering we had a free can of formula, which was the one our doctor suggested to try. Worked out well.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

The subscribe and save is free, but if you want Amazon Prime, I believe it’s $100 a year. 

I am planning on using washable diapers, they’re more up-front, but just like anything else you can often find them on sale, or even used for cheaper. And in the long run, they are a lot less expensive than disposables, just a bit more work to clean them. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It depends on where you live. Do you live in the US?

The last USDA report from 2010

http://www.parenting.com/article/the-cost-of-raising-a-baby

You can minimize costs by familiarizing yourself with coupon sites like Krazy Coupon Lady and learning how to use rebate apps like Checkout 51.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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ccantics:  Great information, and I’m responding to follow! DH are quite a few months away from starting our journey of TTC – but have already thought about budget and money for when it is our time. I have heard great things about Amazon and the prices for diapers, etc.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We have a one month old and have probably spent around 180 this month in formula, diapers, and wipes. I am using costco brand formula and my month old baby goes throughh a tub a week (18 dollars a tub). We are using huggies size 1 diapers and at costco they are 38 dollars for 192 count, which lasts about 2 weeks give or take. we use costco brand wipes and they are 15 dollars for a 900 count. We are not even half way through the box in the one month our baby has been home. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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Aussies:  Our son uses the Up & Up brand of formula (similar to similac sensitive) and has been doing great on it.  He goes through about 1.5 large tubs a week so thats about $35 for formula.  As for diapers – we were lucky and got a ton of diapers at our baby shower and haven’t had to buy any yet – but he is not in a size 3 and we are on our last box.  I would say he goes through 5-8 diapers a day at 4 months (so roughly 64 diapers a week give or take) the 222 pack of target brand is like $38 and that will last you almost a month.  They eat less formula when they are younger but go through way more diapers and then it kinda starts reversing.  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We use Pampers, tried store brand and Huggies and they both made her break out.  We spend maybe $50 a month in diapers and we were spending $50-100 in formula (Gerber Good Start).

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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Aussies:  I’ve never heard that you have to supplement with formula because it’s hard on your body.  Many people will supplement if they have a low supply or are waiting for their milk to come in. That totally depends on the person.  I had an oversupply problem, I was producing too much milk and that wasn’t physically hard on me.  I ended up stopping breastfeeding at 3 months because it was just too stressful. At that point my baby wouldn’t latch and so I was exclusively pumping and that was hard on me so I switched to formula.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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Aussies:  It depends on your body. I supplemented with my son, he got one bottle of formula a day. I ran dry when he was around 10 1/2 months and we switched him to formula until he was one. My Future Sister-In-Law has been nursing so far for 11 months and she has an entire freezer in the basement full of extra pumped milk (this is rotated out for fresh). You won’t really know how your body is going to make milk until the milk actually comes in. 

We used Enfamil for formula when we switched. It was an expense that I wasn’t prepared for but we made it work. I bought my formula from CVS of all places. If you have their bonus card they email coupons with 20%, 25% or  30% off you entire purchase. In the store they allowed me to use it on formula so I stocked up when that 30% offer came in. You cannot get the deal online though. If I need to feed my next one formula I will probably consider buying the store brands as they are cheaper and the FDA regulates the formula so there is not much difference in brands, just types. 

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