Diaper Diaries: Quality is Always Best

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Changing Time
Pic by Joe Shlabotnik

If you have a baby, you will need diapers. A LOT of diapers.   Some moms prefer to use cloth (my mom did with her first two kids, then she switched to disposable), some moms prefer disposable, some moms use a combination of the two.  In fact, when I was pregnant I thought about using cloth diapers, but when my baby was born I was so overwhelmed with all you have to do as a new mom, I happily decided to stick with disposable.  I’ve never imagined, though, I would be using so many! I’ve yet to sit down to add up how much we have spent.

But I am always looking for ways to save money, either with coupons, or discounts, or special programs or even by buying cheaper diapers.  Every mom has a different story, but, in my case, every time I bought cheaper diapers I ended up spending more…in laundry detergent, water, time, and energy.  What looked like a great deal ended up not being such a great deal when the cheap diapers leaked and I had to wash sheets, pajamas, etc.

Fortunately the latest generation of diapers are more absorbent, which allows me to change less often and save money in the long run.  I also look for places where I can get good quality diapers for less.  If I’m in a hurry I will run to Walmart or look for discounts in Rite Aid and Walgreens, but mainly I do my diaper shopping at Amazon using the Mom Program, which not only gives me a great price but has free shipping, too! Do you know what that means?  Fewer trips to the store which saves me gas.  I also use the subscription program, which allows me to set how often I need a box to be shipped to my house, so I don’t even have to worry when I’m running out, because I know a box is coming to my door. Isn’t that great?

How about you?  Where do you buy your diapers?

I want to remind you about the amazing Huggies® sweepstakes going on right now:  The prize is a baby room makeover with Disney Baby® merchandise.  To participate for your chance to win is easy, just share a diapering experience in any of the following ways:

1.  By calling toll free (888) 333-6414 and leaving your contact info and your experience either in Spanish or English
2.  By visiting www.mamasquesaben.com and completing the online form along with your contact information and your experiences in either Spanish or English.
3.  By participating in any of the store events (you can find stores and dates at www.mamasquesaben.com) and filling out the official form on site.

There are 8 prizes total, one each week.  For official rules and more details please click here. (in Spanish)

Good luck!

Disclaimer:  As one of the Mamas Que Saben bloggers, my participation is compensated.  My opinions, anecdotes, and poopy diapers are solely my own.


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I’m pregnant and considering using cloth diapers. I used disposables with my son but that was years ago. The quality of the cloth diapers look so much better.

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