(Closed) Questions on buying diapers and clothing

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t buy any clothes until very close to your due date, unless you just have extra $ and want to do it for fun.  The one thing I will say, though, is that most gift clothes are JUST cute and not practical (especially for girls).  You will likely want to buy things that are easier to put on (at night) such as kimono-style or things that completely snap/zip up, so it doesn’t go over the head and piss off baby, haha.

Also, we are mostly using cloth diapers, so I can’t comment on saving disposables, but I’ve heard there are some good store brands.  (I’ve heard Costco has good deals.)  Cloth diapers are cheaper, though.  😀

Post # 4
1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

A friend of mine got her diapers in bulk at Sam’s and said they were great.  I was lucky and got tons of Pampers at my baby shower, the big boxes of Newborn and Size 1, so we didn’t have to buy any actual diapers for my toddler until she was about 3 months old.  Plus the hospital gave us a bunch, too.  I tried out Huggies and Luvs, but to be honest the Walmart brand (Parent’s Choice) is just as good about not leaking in my experience. 

As for clothes, I wouldn’t buy a lot of newborn sizes.  You will be tempted to buy cute outfits, but you’ll be lucky if your little one will get one wear out of them.  They’ll probably just hang in your closest with the tags still on them.  My son was able to wear sizes that matched his age the whole time.  My first daughter was a preemie and was always wearing smaller sizes than her age.  My latest daughter was a preemie but outgrew those within a week and always wore bigger sizes than her age.  She just turned 19 mos. and can wear a 3T.  You just never know until they come.  Good luck!

Post # 5
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I too would avoid buying clothes.  I think we’ve only purchased 3 or 4 items for the Potato Bean.  In the beginning we needed premie stuff, so we had to supplement… but otherwise we have adorable stuff and it’s all gifted and friends’ used clothes.

We also cloth diaper, so no help there!  I’d avoid Pampers with DryMax though since there is a class action lawsuit pending regarding bad rashes.

Post # 6
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

If you want to buy clothes, I’d go for the larger sizes. My daughter has tons of 0-3 and 3-6. She has larger clothes as well, but defnitely not as much. However, the clothing sizes are pretty relative. My daughter is wearing the 3-6 now, but some of them are already too small for her. It would probably be better to wait and see what you get first.

As for diapers, I’ve tried several brands. We’re using Parent’s Choice right now, and they do a good job. She hasn’t had a diaper rash in a while now, and they actually fit right for their size.

Post # 7
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can never have enough oneies & sleepers..You will be surprised at how many times you change a newborn in the day.

As for diapers you might have to try a few until you find the brand that fits your baby best. We tried every brand but found that pampers fit our daughter best. Its all we use.

Post # 8
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have been given the advice of not buying any clothing, since lots of people will gift things to you. So we are going to wait until we know what we are having, and might just get a couple of cute things in larger sizes that we know won’t be outgrown immediately.

My and DH’s family has a tendancy to pop out 10+ pound babies (ouch!) who grow at an astonishing rate. My Darling Husband was in 2T clothes at 9 months.

I too would avoid pampers. Any of them, in fact, since I personally know three people who’s infants have gotten BURNS from the gel and chemicals. And they were not using the diapers that were recalled.

I have heard that Sam’s has good prices on diapers, so I’d try there. Maybe start taking notes on diaper prices while you are out and about doing your normal shopping, so you can start making comparisons.

Post # 9
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Funny everyone says not to buy clothes but I only got a few outfits at my shower so I was very glad that I had bought a lot of clothes. I didn’t buy anything for full price, I just shopped the clearance racks every time I was out shopping. I ended up with a lot of 0-3 months and 3-6 months and it has been great not worrying about having to do laundry every other day or go out shopping for new stuff. Like some one else said even if people do buy you clothes they are usually very cute but you will have to buy your basics like onesies, socks, hats, etc. I recommend not buying a lot of the gerber packaged onesies tho…they run VERY small. Also lots of sleepers. K is usually in a sleeper unless we are going out because otherwise his feet are always cold. 

As for diapers…there was no recall on Pampers. I love the Dry max diapers and wish that I had only bought those. We get many more poop leaks with the non dry max. As far as Sams goes, we buy all our wipes there but they don’t have the pampers so I haven’t bought any diapers there. When we do run out of our current stock we will probably try some other brands but we have quite a few that were gifted to us. 


Post # 10
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I calculated the diaper costs:

Costco diapers: $0.14 each @216 count Costco brand

Sam’s Club: $0.16 each @200 count Sam’s Club brand

Walmart: $0.17 each @50 count Pamper’s brand

We use a combo of Costco brand at daycare and cloth at home.

The wipes also followed the same cost trend.



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