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Usually though, I get my diapers at CVS when they have a "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" sale or "Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off" on their CVS brand diapers. The Snoopy ones work pretty well. I've not had any problem with them and I've used them on both of my children. When they go that cheap, I stock up and buy 1-2 months worth.
By Karen from Thrifty Mommy
I use the store brand diapers (Pull-Ups). If there's a Fred's store near you they have them for $5.00 per pack. They are thicker and absorb more than the expensive brands.
I use cheap store brand diapers during the day and the expensive pampers at night when leaks are more likely to occur.
We try to get away with the smaller sizes for as long as we can. The smaller the size, the more in the case.
Before our son was born, we asked for Diaper Service as a baby shower gift. It was a little expensive but we used way more diapers than some of the other expensive baby items we received. They would take away the dirty ones and deliver clean ones every week. This got us through the first several months when the most diapers are being used. We switched to disposable after that, which was easier to deal with but harder to tell when the baby needed to be changed.
A few hours later, I would go out and take all the diapers and rubber pants down off the line, fold them, and stack them on top of the baby's dresser top. Easy! Cloth diapers are the best! If you do go cloth, I suggest the two piece diaper method meaning flannelette diapers, either prefold or flat fold, and rubber pants. You will also need some baby diaper pins too. It's the best cloth diapering way going, even if it is old-fashioned by today's standards. (01/02/2006)
By Chuck R.
My sister in law asked that her children receive diapers as gifts for Easter, Christmas and birthdays until they were about 2. Don't be shy about asking for diapers when people ask if you need anything for baby.
A lot of people may disagree, but those cheap, off brand diapers are not a better buy. Often the tapes don't hold or the diapers leak. I tried them and not only did we use more, but my sons wound up being allergic to them.
Diaper services were just not affordable for me. I tried cloth diapers, but frankly could not tolerate the smell and wound up doing extra loads of laundry on a daily basis. Between the extra detergent, diaper covers and all, I'm not sure I saved anything.
You might also consider cutting back on other things that you think you need for baby, but don't really, such as lots of wet wipes, lotions, oils, and powders. Use wash clothes that can be washed and reused. Baby powder and oils have actually been shown to cause respiratory problems in babies. They don't need them. Use baby wash for shampoo or vice versa. I used Ivory soap in bar form, because my sons were allergic to everything.
Also, Luvs diapers has one of those leakguard guarantees, go ahead and use it! We had gotten a pack of Luvs once where a couple of the diapers split on the side and the absorbent "beads" from inside fell out, even though my son wasn't extremely wet. I followed the instructions Luvs gives online for the guarantee, and got a refund check for the price of a pack of diapers. In essence, a free pack of diapers--can't beat that! Hope these tips help!
By Lisa from WI from Kenosha, WI
Don't be a label snob. Kirkland was the best for my now 11 year old. When my now 20 year old was diaper age, they were just coming out with the velcro "good" diapers. A lot of stores will take back their brand if they don't work properly. Use a few and then decide.
Potty train them at a proper age. By 3+ years, they should be out of diapers, especially for day time!
P.S. Kirkland baby wipes are awesome for lots of things, I was sad when we didn't need to use them in bulk anymore. Now I use the Huggies Aloe for makeup brushes, car "handwashing", etc.
By Michawn from CA
I always change the baby before he goes in for a nap. Instead of changing him when he wakes I wait 10 or 15 minutes. Babies don't tend to wet very much when they are sleeping, he is often fairly dry!