Believe it or not, Cyber Monday presents a great opportunity for you to save on… diapers, and 2020 is no different.
Here are our favorite picks that are already available today:
Today’s DealsDeals we recommend, last updated on Thursday May 13, 2pm PDT:
Pampers Diapers Size 4, 58 Count - Swaddlers Overnights Disposable Baby Diapers, Super Pack (Packaging May Vary)
Diapers Size 3, 32 Count - Pampers Baby Dry Disposable Baby Diapers, Jumbo Pack
You’ve recently had a baby, or are about to have one. It’s an exciting time for anyone, but one with uncertainty. One problem you may face is the cost. Raising a baby doesn’t come cheap, and one of the costliest items for any infant is the diaper.
Until your little one is potty trained, which may take longer than you would think, you need diapers. Let’s take a look at how many diapers a baby goes through every day.
- During the newborn stage, a baby may go through 10 diapers every day, sometimes 12. This happens until one month.
- After a month, a baby’s diaper usage goes down, but not by much. They may still average about eight a day.
- After five months, the amount gets lower, but you may still change your child often.
Every baby is different, and those who are formula fed may use fewer diapers because formula takes longer to digest. But no matter how good your baby is at digestion, you’re still going to have to change diapers quite a bit, and it’s a hassle and a cost.
What to Look for When Purchasing Diapers
There are quite a few you can choose from. First, let’s look at disposable vs. reusable.
As you probably figured out, a disposable is any diaper you throw away after use. These tend to be absorbent and can survive some wetness before you need to change it.
If you’re environmentally conscious, you can buy diapers that are more eco-friendly. These are more biodegradable, and may lack some fragrances and other harsh chemicals of regular diapers. These tend to be a little more expensive, and the price may stack up over time. However, you may find them to be worth it.
Reusable diapers tend to be made from cloth. These are washable, allowing you to reuse them again and again. Buying reusable diapers is more expensive, but in the long run, they can be cheaper. This may depend on other factors, such as how much it costs to use your washer and dryer. These diapers tend to be less absorbent than disposable ones, meaning you may have to change your child more.
However, being less absorbent could lead to some positives, such as reduced chances of diaper rash and your child being more mindful of their wetness. This may lead to faster potty training.
There are different types of cloth diapers. The all-in-one type has the appearance of a disposable, and is easier to change, but it can be costlier.
Honestly, trying both reusable and disposable may be worth it. That way, you can see which ones you prefer.
When purchasing disposables, always look to see how absorbable they are. An absorbent diaper means you don’t have to change it as often when it comes to wetness. Some brands offer more absorbency, while others offer little. A store brand may be cheaper, but you could have to change them more because of the lack of absorbency.
The diaper should be a good fit for your child as well. If it’s too loose, it may not absorb as better. Too tight, and it may be uncomfortable for your child. Always buy diapers that are recommended for the weight range of your baby. Sometimes, there’s a little wiggle room if the baby is slightly over the weight limit, but not often.
Sometimes, you get the better deal if you buy in bulk. Stores like Amazon, Costco and Sam’s Club offer diapers in bulk, and you may end up saving a bit. In addition, looking to Amazon or other online retailers can help you buy in bulk.
Some diapers have a scent. Some may use natural scents, especially if you decide to go on the eco-friendly route. A fresh-scented nappy can last a bit longer and prevent any smells from coming out. However, you may want to have a diaper that you can smell if your child makes a mess.
Easy to Put On
You may be surprised with this one. Some diapers, especially those that are reusable, may be harder to put on than regular diapers. This is not true all the time, but some types can definitely have a hard time staying on, with straps that can annoy you with how much of a puzzle they are. When you’re in a rush, make sure the diaper you get goes on and off.
What Else You Can Get This Black Friday
- Cribs on Black Friday
- Baby Swings on Black Friday
- Monitors on Black Friday
- Humidifiers on Black Friday
Black Friday Deals
This Black Friday, consider looking for discounts. While diapers don’t get as big of deals as the hottest electronic, you can still find them for less, especially if you’re buying in bulk. Some retailers may offer 30 percent or more off a bulk bag of diapers, which is always a plus.
More often, however, you may find that diaper accessories get the discount. For example, diaper bags, which are always important when you’re on the go. They can carry the essentials, such as wipes, extra diapers, and even a changing station.
Speaking of wipes, that’s another thing you can buy in bulk. Wet wipes can keep your child’s bottom clean, but they tend to be more expensive than toilet paper.
Look online and see if there are diaper deals on Black Friday. You can go to your local baby goods store as well. They may be able to keep you in the loop on the best diaper deals going on. Knowing what deals will happen helps you get the upper hand before anyone else does.
Diapers are expensive. It could cost you almost $1,000 a year if you’re using disposable. By shopping smart, and knowing what to buy, you could cut that cost by quite a bit. Here’s hoping your child learns to use the potty as quick as they possibly can. (Though, rushing your child isn’t good, either.) While you don’t want to see your little one grow up so fast, getting past diapers is an exception.