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Stocking Up on Diapers: Learn how much you need to buy and at what price. // Southern Savers

I’ve gotten a lot of emails about stocking up on diapers, how many you need, and what is a good purchase price.  How about if we just cover everything diaper related and try to answer all the questions in one place?!  I’m splitting this over two days. Today we will cover everything disposable and tomorrow a general overview on everything cloth.

What is a Good Diaper Buy Price

The most difficult part of buying disposable diapers is knowing what package to buy and what is really a deal.  Every diaper company has at least 3-4 different “brands” under the main brand, and they all come in at least 6 different size packages.  Do you want Huggies Snug & Dry, or Little Movers, or Snugglers??  To make it even more difficult some stores, both local and online, will have unique size packages that no other store sells.  You can buy Big packs at Rite Aid, Mega Packs at Walgreens and Value packs at Walmart.  I’m starting to get flustered just talking about it all…

With diapers, I need you to throw the box size out the window.  I know that’s hard. Your grandmother taught you that the bigger the box means the better the deal.  With diapers we need to take a per diaper price and stick to it across all package sizes.  One big warning… the per diaper price will change per size.  In other words newborn diapers cost less per diaper than a size 5.

What is a good per diaper price then?

Broken down by size this is what we generally see:
Newborn: 13¢ – 16¢
Size 1: 11¢ – 14¢
Size 2: 14¢ – 16¢
Size 3: 16¢ – 19¢
Size 4: 19¢ – 22¢
Size 5: 22¢ – 26¢
Size 6: 26¢ – 30¢

How to get this best price?

If you head to Amazon right now and try to buy the biggest box they sell of size 1 diapers, even with the 20% discount from Amazon Mom and Subscribe and Save (plus right now an extra coupon to clip) you still end up at the high range on cost per diaper.  So bigger is not always better, I promise!

Generally the best deals are in the drugstores.  Seriously, they are.  At least once a month CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid will put diapers on sale and make them print a reward at checkout.  When we wait for these sales we can get jumbo pack diapers for as low as $4-$5 per pack for name brand diapers.  That’s the smallest size package, but compared out by diaper price that may even beat the price per diaper above!  One other tip, you will save more when you give up brand loyalties.  This way you can snag whatever brand is on sale, rather than waiting for one particular product.

To give you an idea check out this example at Rite Aid:

Get $10 +UP wyb (3) Huggies Diapers, Jumbo pk., at $10 each

Buy:
(3) Huggies Jumbo packs, $10
Use:
(3) -$1.50 off Huggies diapers, SS 8/12
Total Due: $25.50

Then get back $10 +UP Rewards that can be used on any other deal you want this week.  In the end that makes the diapers cost $5.16 a pack or for size 1 would make it 10¢ per diaper!!

I know for many folks the drugstores are a scary confusing place, so start small and also check out some video guides that may help a little bit:
Guide to CVS
Guide to Walgreens
Guide to Rite Aid

What about warehouse clubs?

Okay, you are still back at that bigger is the better deal problem… really the best deal is on the smallest size package.  The main reason is that a coupon is good for any size package, so buying 3 jumbo packs and using 3 coupons is better than buying one big box (with jumbo packs inside) and using one coupon.  To give you an idea though here are common warehouse club per diaper prices:

Newborn: 23¢
Size 1: 18¢
Size 2: 21¢
Size 3: 22¢
Size 4: 23¢
Size 5: 26¢
Size 6: 31¢

While size 5 and 6 are at the top end of the price per diaper we see in normal stores, it’s not really a savings when you add in the cost of membership and for some like me driving clear across town to get there.  For the smaller sizes you are paying a lot more to shop at the warehouse.

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Preparing for Baby: How Many to Buy

We’ve got the great deals, now for the other half of our savings.  Just like with groceries when we see a low price we need to stock up on it.  We know drug stores typically have the best deals, but stocking up can get tricky as there are limits per household per week.  So, you want to start early and maybe even enlist a family member to help.

Personally we started stocking up as soon as I hit the second trimester.  Others can start earlier, but I was too busy being exhausted to do much of anything before that.  I’m a numbers person so here’s my thinking on packs needed.

A typical newborn gets 8-10 diaper changes per day in our house (changed at nursing time and then if needed).  This will reduce to 6-8 times per day once they are sleeping through the night (for my three girls so far this is around 8-10 weeks old – we are a Babywise family that loves sleep).

The next thing to consider is how fast a baby gains weight.  The typical breast fed baby gains 5-7 oz per week or basically a little less than ½ lb for the first 4 months.  A formula fed baby will typically gain a little more than ½ lb per week.  For math sake we are going to assume an even ½ gain each week.

Size 1 is good up to 14 lbs, size 2 12-18 lbs, size 3 up to 16-28 lbs.  I would not plan on preparing ahead on any sizes larger than size 3 for right now.  You can buy those as deals come along after the baby is born.  However, if you are having diaper showers then go for it!  This being our fourth girl, we really don’t have any baby showers.  So this is all on us to prepare for.

Generally you aren’t going to stay in the newborn size long, nor do you want to when you see that they actually cost more than a size 1.  So here’s my plan:

Math assumptions:
Changing on average 10 diapers per day/night
½ lb growth per week
starting weight of 6 lbs

First 4 Months
Newborn Size: 2-3 packs (not really needed most can go straight to size 1)
Size 1: 840 diapers needed to get to 12 lbs  = 16-20 jumbo packs
Size 2: 560 diapers needed to get to 16 lbs = 13-15 jumbo packs

5 months to 12 months
Growth slows to 1 lb every 3 weeks on average
Diaper Changes on average 6 per day
Size 3: 1512  diapers needed to get to 28 lbs = 56-62 jumbo packs

Total Diapers needed in the first year: 2,912

I know that’s a lot of diapers… take a deep breath and remember you are starting early on this task.  Just for a cost moment I am going to finish out the math for you though.  Based on a average best price in the drugstore of $5-$6 per pack, we are looking at $425 to $582.  This is one moment where the joy of couponing really shines.  If you were paying retail that cost would double!

Now looking at all of that, what is logical?  That’s really up to your space on hand.  So far we have about 15 size one packs and 10 size 2 packs, but I also have a spare bedroom to put them in (come spend the night and you’ll be sleeping with a lot of diapers).  My goal is to finish stocking up on all the size 1 and size 2 packs we will need before she gets here and we will probably start to work on size 3 after she is born.

Looking for more ways to save?  We’ve covered lots of ways to save on baby products over the years, and you can click through the links below to find them.

How To Save on Diapers

-Break Down of Diaper Per Pack by Size
-Buying Frugal For Baby: Diapers
-Getting Diaper Coupons & Deals Online (A Webinar)
-Saving on Cloth Diapers

How To Save on Baby Food

-How Much Baby Food to Buy & At What Price
-How to Make Baby Food (A Podcast)
-Save Money By Making Your Own Baby Food
-Buying Frugal for Baby:  Food

Other Ways To Save

-How to Save on Clothes & Gear
-Join Rewards Programs

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-CVS Diapers & Wipes Review
-Baby Orajel Natural Teehing Tablets Review

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    • flower_mom

      This is great!   I love that you did the math for us, Jenny!  I get asked this question all the time and I really never knew a good answer!!

    • Nonccoupon

      You are awesome Jenny!

    • maehingo

      What a great post.. you really broke it down for new couponers!  Congrats on your soon to be addition!

    • Jcislife

      I’m due mid-october and have been trying to stock up.  This is perfect timing!!  Thanks:):)

    • Jenniferlin1985

      If you aren’t set on name brands…I personally have found BJ’s and publix to be just as good as huggies. Sign up for Winn-dixie’s baby club and they send you $3 off any diaper once a month for the first year. I have gotten diapers as cheap as $.07 a diaper.

    • Mommy2004and2010

      Thank you so much! I currently have a 2 year old that I am attempting to potty train so I’m not buying too far ahead for her anymore, but I am expecting again and am due in December so this information is awesome!!!

    • Amber

      Loving this post.  I’m due in 9 days and have been stocking up since we found out!  I have a closet full of diapers and have been wondering how much I really need.  This is our second child, but I really don’t remember how many diapers we went through the first time (our daughter is 4.5).  This will help sooo much.  I’m off to count diapers!!!

    • Brooke

      I loved having the stock pile and not having to worry about running out and buying diapers because I was low.  Your so busy that first month the last thing you want to worry about is diapers.  Now that my daughter is 6 months old I’ve been able to start replinishing the stock pile that I let deplete a little during her first few months.

    • Amber

      Thanks for this article!  I am pregnant with my first baby and trying to stock up on diapers when I see them on sale.  I was wondering how many packs/boxes I should buy so this came at a perfect time!

    • Mom2teenagers

      Thanks so much for this. My daughters are almost grown so I’ve been out of the baby biz for a long time. I’m now starting to stockpile for my nephew who is expecting his first child. I was just looking at diaper q’s last night and wondered where to start because I am so out of touch price wise. By the way, Bless your hubby’s heart- 4 girls in the house now? The testosterone ratio in your house continues to shift in the wrong direction for him.

      • Ali_gator82

        Just a little sidenote meant to be sweet…. We all know that some little girls are always Daddy’s little girls even when they are 30 like me!

        • Mom2teenagers

          I know all to well about that. I’m an only child and in my late 30’s. My dad has spoiled me and my two girls to death and his eyes still aren’t big enough for us.

    • Carrieconstance1220

      Thanks, Jenny! I am expecting a new addition in March and plan to stock up on formula and diapers before the baby gets here. Any suggestions on saving on formula?

      • http://www.southernsavers.com/ Jenny

        Formula is tricky, being a former pediatric nurse we saw a lot of babies that couldn’t tolerate certain types. If you already have kiddos and know what worked then go with that, but personally I wouldn’t get too much stocked in case you did have some issues with using that type. We do see formula sales once a month at the drugstores too.

        • Krissy

          WalMart and Sams Club has the cheapest per ounce price on Similac (sometimes Target will run a good sale). But, don’t try to stockpile in advance of knowing what your baby will like/tolerate because a lot of stores will not accept returns on baby formula and over the first few months there can be a lot of changes. The formula companies will send you wonderful coupons and samples that you can always exchange with friends if they use a different formula type.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=632596979 Beth Miller Harris

             Sams Club has a tremendous can of it’s store brand formula that was the cheapest per ounce when I was doing foster care. It was fine on the tummy & had all the FDA required ingredients & also some additional good things like DHA & ARA.

      • Ashley B

        Make sure you sign up on manufacturers websites( gerber, enamel, similac). They send out coupons/rebates frequently. Also, some stores like target and meijer(probably others too) have buy 2, get a gift card deals every so often. I don’t think that I would do a stockpile because you just don’t know yet what formula will work best for your baby. I’d hate to build a stockpile of one brand only to find out that your baby won’t tolerate it or needs a special kind.

        Please consider breastfeeding! It’s free!!

        • Luci

          And consider donating any unopened samples which don’t work for your child. Some organizations may only take the dry formula, which may have a longer shelf life and are less likely to burst. (I don’t use formula.)

    • Actdaylight

      You must have read my mind… I had decided to look up a “good price” for diapers and wipes today, and ta-da! Here it is!  Thanks!  Expecting our third girl right around Halloween, and while I “couponed” with my first two, it was not in conjunction with deals, just sort of used coupons if I needed diapers and had coupons… so happy to be able to get them cheaper:)

    • Kaylars

      This is a GREAT post! Thanks Jenny! I started couponing with your help when I first found out I was expecting. I stocked up on diapers and baby essentials from the day I found out! I have been buying diapers ever since! Our son is now 2 and we are planning on another soon. My husband thinks I am nuts for already purchasing diapers btu he will be thanking me later!!

    • Genabear

      Jenny,  are the per-diaper ranges the same for training pants/pull ups, etc? I hope to be close to not buying them, but the three year old is being stubborn.

      • Crystalkell

        Glad to know I’m not alone.  I have a two and a half year old and she refuses to potty train.  I’ve tried EVERYTHING!

        • MomOf2!

          We just finished potty training our two year old and I never thought we’d be there!  We have a 2 year old and a 4 year old (20 months apart) and we would love to finally have a dog, but I refuse to potty train a child and animal at the same time.  Everytime I put Addaline on the potty, I would hold up a picture of a dog and asked her if she wanted one, then proceed to tell her that if she wants a dog, she has to wear big girl panties and go on the potty.  It finally paid off and now we have a puppy!  Good luck!

    • jen brown

      Not Publix related, but here is a really good deal this week at Target .

      LUVS BOX are on sale for $16.99, buy 2 get a $10 gift card.

      So here is my deal: buy 2 for $33.98 (plus tax) use 2 $2/1 box Luvs coupon (from Smartsource blinkie machine, EXP 8/31) Pay OOP $29.98 (plus tax) get a $10 gift card. Use your Target red card (debit or credit) and save an additional 5% off. So for my son size 4 are 96 per box, comes out to be 192 for under $20. Or under $0.10 each diaper. Thats a GREAT price, infact the lowest I have EVER paid for that size. Happy shopping :)

      • Becky

         was the Smartsource blinkie machine at your Target this week?

    • Momsdword1

      Thank you so much for the “diaper break down”.  I am planning to start stocking up for a very special “Baby Grand” due for arrival in February.  Best Wishes to you and family for your newest arrival.  

    • Crystalkell

      The only downside to stocking up ahead of time is learning that your little one can only wear certain brands :/  I stockpiled before my second was born, and she can only wear Luvs (she’s 2 now and we are attempting to pottytrain).  However, I did learn that most places (esp. Walmart) will just let you exchange brands that are similar sizes so we were able to exchange the diapers out for Luvs.  However, I do love stocking up on any brand for baby shower gifts!

    • Crystalkell

      The only downside to stocking up ahead of time is learning that your little one can only wear certain brands :/  I stockpiled before my second was born, and she can only wear Luvs (she’s 2 now and we are attempting to pottytrain).  However, I did learn that most places (esp. Walmart) will just let you exchange brands that are similar sizes so we were able to exchange the diapers out for Luvs.  However, I do love stocking up on any brand for baby shower gifts!

    • Joanna <

      Jenny, you are amazing! I cannot thank you enough for everything you do. Southern Savers is such a blessing to me and my husband and my mother-in-law as well. We’re expecting our first baby, a little boy, in October, and this is fantastic information!

    • Shem61

      Publix and Target also have good deals on diapers. Both of the stores usually have store coupons, which you can use in combination with manufacturer coupons. I usually pay about $15 for a pack of 96 diapers (Huggies) size 2 doubling up on coupons. For a smaller pack of diapers, I have paid as little as $5 when on sale and doubling up on coupons.

    • Mary

      My only caution is if you buy a large amount of one type of diaper, your child might be allergic to it..

      • Jordyn’s mommy

        agreed.  I tried EVERY diaper on the market.  Mine can ONLY wear Pampers, the most expensive usually.  Not even Huggies or Seventh Generation.  Gave away a LOT of open packages….

        • Bridgetmsw

          that’s us too. i can now get away with other brands during the day with more frequent changes but really it’s usually pampers.

    • Krissy

      Take into account family genetics! Our little guy grew so quickly that we were blazing through the diaper sizes (and baby clothes sizes!) the first few months. I ended up having extras of different sizes that II just decided to hold onto for baby number 2. Also, friends and family might buy you lots of diapers and wipes for your baby shower, so that will also help with the initial stockpile. 

    • Jennifer K

      When you buy diapers, either tape the receipt to the package or start a receipt collection, that way if you bought to many of one size you can return/exchange for size needed.

      • jessica

        walmart has always been great at EXCHANGING diapers.. NOT returning this but changing for a different size:)

    • nimil

      thank you for this post! i wish i’d found it before now cause i only have 2 weeks left before my baby is due and NO DIAPERS! but the breakdown on this is great and will help me prepare for what we need to get :D

    • Bridgetmsw

      We stock up. right now my dtr is in a size 4 and i’m about done shopping for a size 5. I will say with CVS it’s easy to be brand loyal. I wasn’t at first and used anything but my daughter has sensitive skin and keeps a rash in everything but pampers. I was worried about this but really with CVS i have been able to stick with it and still pay way under even your price. i typically pay 3-3.50 for a small pack of diapers.

    • Krystle_ksp

      Jenny!!!!!!!!!! this is sooooo helpful! I have been stocking up on diapers for a couple of months now. I am 31 weeks with our first baby and I was taught all about couponing for diapers from my sister in law. I have a ton stocked up but this is very insightful for me to know what and how to plan my next step in couponing for larger sizes. Thanks

    • Alissabeth

      I already have a Costco membership for other things. When the huge boxes were on sale for $28 (with member coupon), it made my size 3 for one twin and 4 for the other cheaper than waiting for stock up sales at drug stores. I stocked up on 2 boxes of each over the coupon period, so for me it was worth it. With infant twins and a 4 year old, there isn’t really time to shop around so I take what I can get!

      • Alissabeth

        Oh and for some reason, my babies always need the next size up even if they are in the weight category! We tend to blow out if we don’t go up. My 16lber is in 3 and my 21 is in 4. Something to think about.

        • Luci

          Same happens here. I kinda wish they would add body length on the boxes. Weight hasn’t helped since about size 1.

    • Brooke

      What is a good price on Baby Wipes?  I’ve been going with about 1.6 cents a wipe.  What do other people figure?

    • Ablack420

      Congrats Jenny! Npt sure how I missed the news, other than it came when I was down with a computer crash!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1545031451 Jennifer Kotch Aedo

      Thank you so much for this. It takes so much time to sit and coupon but I just go for the obvious duh deals and with off brands (target rules and they will even do gift cards at times)
      I do a little on both sides, I do cloth diapers when we are home (and when I have them clean and dry) and when we are out and about we use disposables, it is such a cost saver that I don’t feel so bad when needing to go out and spend money on diapers.
      The one thing I noticed is that the size 2 diapers are more expensive than the 1s and 3s so I just stayed in size 1s until we hit the top weight and that allowed us to quickly move out of the 2s once we hit the bottom weight for the 3s

    • maconchip

      Thank you so much for this information!  I am so good about buying with sale cycles and using coupons but I seem to be having a mental block with stockpiling diapers and wipes and the baby is coming in 7 weeks!  I blame the pregnancy hormones.  My brain is not tuning into having to buy these products on the regular now.  

    • MichelleOU

      Wow!  My head is still spinning from all those numbers, so thank you for taking the time to figure all those calculations for us!  This will come in handy for baby #2 on the way. With baby #1,  I ended up stocking up way too many size 3’s and ended up having to exchange for larger sizes (thank goodness for Wal Mart’s wonderful return policy!).

    • kucrystal

      Thank you for the info! I buy the Luvs brand on Amazon with Subscribe & Save and Amazon Mom for $.16 a diaper. Just thought I would pass along! 
      :-)

      • Kucrystal

        Sorry forgot to say Size 4s.

    • christi

      LOVE LOVE babywise! 

    • Jennie

      J’s right — you don’t really need newborn diapers.  When DS was born, he weighed 6 lbs, 11.7 oz, and was 20 1/4″ long (long and skinny!).  While in the hospital, the nursery put him in size 1 diapers… they were huge and looked hilarious, but they did the job.  Just fold the front down a little, and you’re good to go!  :)

    • NCMOM3

      Wow, thanks so much for that info. My head spins when it comes to all the sizes, pkgs, etc. So, I thought I was getting a pretty good deal on Amazon even after they changed the discount by 10%. Looking a Pampers Swaddlers Size 1 234 count, it is 15 cents/diaper, but there is also NO TAX (!) and with an Amazon visa (which we have) you can get 3% back in rewards to use on Amazon. With the max discount and current coupon plus 3% discount you are getting an additional $2.57 off…..making the final cost per diaper 14 cent/diaper. Jenny’s drugstore discount beats this by 4 cents/diaper, so that saves me $9.36, but with tax added on I am paying $1.34 bringing my savings to $8.02. My gas to drive and get them is def not that much……my conclusion……I need to start shopping the drugstores and leave Amazon for when the baby is here and I am in survival mode! THANKS JENNY!

    • Laurel

      Thanks! My goal is to never spend more than $5 for a jumbo pack. I prefer to wait for the deals where I can get them for $4 or less. CVS had a good deal this week of $10 off of $30 P&G (including Pampers), and the coupon center conveniently gave me $4 off any $20 baby purchace. I had $6 of coupons for Pampers, so my total was $11.50 for 3 packs of Pampers and 3 boxes of Puffs tissue. So about $2.50 per pack of diapers.

    • lil A’s mom

      we are a babywise family, too, Jenny!  So fun with all those girls!  I only have one girl, but I hope we have more girls!! congrats and blessings :)

    • Karen

      When I had my kids, we tried cloth, but ended up going to disposable.  By the time my youngest son was born, we were smart enough to ask for diapers and wipes at his shower, and we received enough to fill his closet and get through the first 6 months, which was great.  Keep in mind this was long before drugstores gave rewards or there were a lot of great diaper coupons (my youngest is 16).  Now that we are having our first grandchild, we told my daughter we would buy all the diapers for him, rather than buying one large gift.  My target price is $.11/diaper, and I have found them at that price in all different places–Diapers.com, Walgreens, the grocery store. I think you are spot on in your estimates in how many they go through at different ages and when they will reach each size.

    • Mommy of almost 3

      Will you be discussing pricing on wipes?  It would be greatly appreciated!!!

      • ash

         I hope she discusses wipes, too!!

    • Couponingette

      Great article!  I love the “what is a good price list.” I keep them in a word file whenever I see one and print them for my coupon binder.  Although my family does cloth mostly, that doesn’t mean we are going to pay full price for diapers when we do buy them.  Also glad to hear we aren’t the only babywise family out there!!  Thank you for this AMAZING site!

    • Welovetosave21

      Check for United Way stores in your area,we have two and diapers are 10¢ each but they limit you to buy only two packs per day ;)) Its also only huggies..

    • Welovetosave21

      Also check the back of your Toys R Us ads on Sunday, this past week it was $10 off a box of diapers and wipes and they are MFR coupons, I am using 2 of those with 4 target coupons for a great deal too

    • Welovetosave21

      Also check the back of your Toys R Us ads on Sunday, this past week it was $10 off a box of diapers and wipes and they are MFR coupons, I am using 2 of those with 4 target coupons for a great deal too

    • Welovetosave21

      Also check the back of your Toys R Us ads on Sunday, this past week it was $10 off a box of diapers and wipes and they are MFR coupons, I am using 2 of those with 4 target coupons for a great deal too

    • Crissie A

      I am expecting too…due in a few weeks!  Thanks for this post!

    • Dlbandjeb

      Start months ahead. I purchased 25(sz 1 and 2s) jumbo packs at cvs when huggies pure and natural were on clearance for $2.99(used $2 off huggies coupon on each) so $.99 a jumbo pack. Then when cvs had the cvs brand on clearance a  later for $2.22 a jumbo pack I bought like 20 packs of size 3 and 4s. I try to only buy diapers on a clearance but I never paid more than $3 for jumbo size.   

    • Dlbandjeb

      Start months ahead. I purchased 25(sz 1 and 2s) jumbo packs at cvs when huggies pure and natural were on clearance for $2.99(used $2 off huggies coupon on each) so $.99 a jumbo pack. Then when cvs had the cvs brand on clearance a  later for $2.22 a jumbo pack I bought like 20 packs of size 3 and 4s. I try to only buy diapers on a clearance but I never paid more than $3 for jumbo size.   

    • Dlbandjeb

      toys r us also runs a special every few months for $5 a jumbo pack (usually huggies or toys r us or fisher price brand) You can use coupons. So huggies $5 then use say huggies $2 off coupon= $3 huggies! stock up!

    • Dlbandjeb

      toys r us also runs a special every few months for $5 a jumbo pack (usually huggies or toys r us or fisher price brand) You can use coupons. So huggies $5 then use say huggies $2 off coupon= $3 huggies! stock up!

    • Jedawh84

      I’m just jealous of anyone who gets to buy newborn sized diapers.  My babies come out waaaaay to big for them (youngest was 10lbs at birth, kinda scared of the next one! LOL)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=632596979 Beth Miller Harris

         Ours were also large, all over 8 lbs. Never used newborn diapers!

      • http://conqueringceliac.blogspot.com/ Emilytwinmom

        Ha, I’m jealous of YOU! I had three preemies and all my newborn clothes and diapers were HUGE! Those cute little baby socks were knee socks on my boys, their legs were so skinny ;) 

      • Phatpatswife

        OMG, I was thinking the same thing! My 3 boys were 9.5, 10.1 and 10.10lbs. We never bought newborn anything cause we knew we’d never use them!

        But this is a great article for people trying to start a stockpile.

    • ash

      Save your receipts in case you need to exchange for bigger diapers later! I had a 8lb 7oz 22in baby and he was size 0-1 for maybe 2 weeks!

      • Luci

        I was going to mention the same about exchanging. Kids go through growth spurts. I’ve stocked up on size 3s or 4s in a brand, only to realize in a few weeks that I have to exchange them.

      • Sara fisher

        I was going to say the same thing.  My son was born weighing 9lb 8oz.  He never wore Newborn (diapers or clothing) and was in size 1 for a VERY short time.  SO… If you know you are having a larger baby, or have a likelihood to (like if it runs in the family, or you have diabetes) PLAN ACCORDINGLY.  :)

    • Threeshine

      Congratulations!!!

    • ash

      Don’t forget to stock up on pads if you’re about to have a baby! That first week you might not feel like going out to get them.

      • Spanshtulip

        and nursing pads!

    • Leeset23

      Will this article be kept on your site… So I can reference it later on???? Loved it!!! So helpful!!!

    • Hope

      Great article! Over the past 3 years on my own research I arrived at 17 cents per diaper being a good deal. I regularly beat that price now (we’re up to size 4’s), today I got 2 big boxes that came out to 15 cents each, or 10 cents each depending on how you count the $10 giftcard I got as a result (Target- Luvs boxes are $16.99, I had 2 mfr Qs for $2 off of a box, and you get a $10 Target giftcard when buying 2 boxes)

      Jenny is right though, the drugstores are the bomb when it comes to diapers. I’ve gotten great deals at Target and Publix but not nearly as often as CVS and WG!

    • Christie

      Yay for Babywise!!!  Oh, and I’ve been finding lately that I can get diapers for  under 14 cents each at Target by buying the Target brand really big box, combining a $1.00 off Target Q, and using my red card for an extra 5% discount.  With gas being so high, I can’t justify a trip to the drugstore every week to buy 1 or 2 jumbo packs.

    • Ergl

      I bought 2 boxes of Luvs today for $.13 per diaper!!! Feeling pretty good about that!

    • Tfitz77

      Great article. So glad we are using cloth with number two. I grab a deal every now and then On Huggies, but I am so not stressed about prices, knowing I will not use many (I use them at night bc my babies have sleep issues and when the nanny is watching. )

      I am about to craft my own training pants/diapers for my LO. Hoping I can not have to give Huggies too much money on Pullups! (which are cOnpletely evil, keeping you in glorified diapers at twice the price and not facilitating potty training much, if at all)

    • Sunflower97

      Thanks Jenny! Great article. I did this before my son was born and it was really helpful. Harris Teeter has an awesome deal this week on Huggies right now, 6.99 per pack (23 count) use a 2$ coupon that doubles to 4$ with a 1$ off evic it ends up being 2.00 for a 23 pack of diapers. What a great deal!!

    • Brandy

      Thanks for the article. I read some of it to my husband, who didn’t understand why I was stocking up on diapers so much. We have 29 jumbo packs ranging from Newborn (only 3 of these) to size 4 (wasn’t planning to buy that size yet, but got such a good deal and the store was out of the smaller sizes….and diapers don’t expire). We also have two boxes that are size 2 and 3. I’m excited about the Publix coupon that came out in the shopping spree book because I have some $2.50 off boxes of Pampers (MC) and Bi-Lo takes Publix coupons here, so I hope the boxes go on sale at Bi-Lo this month.

    • Brooke

      Personally I think 6 diaper changes a day after 4 months is on the low end. I easily still change my 6 month old 10 or more times a day. Of course I change her as soon as I discover she is wet, I don’t wait because I think the diaper can hold more. And now she hates being wet and wants to be changed immediately. Hoping that will make potting training easier

    • Jana Rice

      Very helpful. Now I have proof I am not crazy for stockpiling baby items before baby arrives. Do you have any recommendatons on what is a great price for baby wipes and other baby neccessities??

    • Laini M

      Thanks! I am expecting our second this fall, too. I use a combo of cloth and disposables. I’m realizing, though, that if you like Target brand diapers OK (I do!) then they typically beat this price list in the bigger sizes. It makes it easy for me to just stick with that except for the occasional awesome deal elsewhere.

    • Cristydean

      If anyone has any Huggies coupons they are not using I would love them  – email is cristydean@embarqmail.com

    • Cristydean

      If anyone has any Huggies coupons they are not using I would love them  – email is cristydean@embarqmail.com

    • Iluvmyboys26

      WOW your warehouse prices are WAY OFF on diapers plus you have to factor in BJS DOES take couponsand comes out with there own coupons. I buy LUVS only we are using size 3s now I get a box of 204 diaper for 29.99 making it 14 cent per diaper but it gets better BJS puts out a 5 dollar off coupon for LUVS every 2-3 months and this is when I stock up I then pay 12 cent a diaper for size 3

      • Anonymous

        Luvs are the cheapest diapers ever made. Their cost obviously shows that.

      • Anonymous

        Luvs are the cheapest diapers ever made. Their cost obviously shows that.

      • Sarah

         yeah, it’s funny because in the panhandle (the rest of the South is probably cheaper than us, but the rest of FL might be more expensive), warehouse prices are much cheaper than what Jenni lists, but drugstore prices are much higher than she lists. So our prices are completely opposite of where she lives. So, YMMV, but that’s alright. I find Costco’s generic to be the best deal, followed by Costco’s Huggies when they are on coupon. Even the bigger sizes are under $0.20 pd.

    • Becky

      Jenny, I keep getting13 cents per diaper on your rite aid deal above, not 10 cents. I was just there and the size 1 is a 40 count. So, $30-$4.50 in coupons -$10 up rewards / 120 diapers=$.13…..what am I doing wrong?

    • Becky

      I see the problem the coupon was for that little snugglersnd little movers which are 40 countdown for the snug and dry r 50 so I think youused the wrong count number in your math for these coupons.

    • http://www.DiaperDabbler.com/ Beth

      The only problem with stock piling is if you stock up on a brand and then when Baby comes along, you find out it leaks or causes a rash!
      It is sometimes better to wait on stockpiling until after baby comes.  If I would have stockpiled on Luvs (caused a rash) or Huggies Pure and Natural (leaked every time), I would have lost a lot of money.  
      Sometimes it’s better to try out the diapers first.  

      • Lindsay

         Beth, I completely agree. I tried Luvs, Huggies, and Pampers when my son was born. I hated the Huggies newborn diapers! My son peed out of those every single time, so I switched to Luvs size 1, which were about the same size as Huggies newborns. By the time he hit size 2, I put him back in Huggies and haven’t switched back. Don’t stock up on something when they are first born! It’s just a terrible idea.

      • rbmommy

         I heard from a friend that Wal-Mart will allow you to exchange diapers across brand, and across sizes.  So you can walk in with a jumbo pack of Pampers size 1 and walk out with Huggies size 2.  While returning some baby shower gifts at Wal-Mart, I verified this with the customer services rep.  She said this was true, as long as you weren’t attempting to exchange $200 worth of diapers at once.  No proof of purchase is required.  Something to think about when buying pre-baby.

      • karen

        Keep you receipts. I have returned ed unopened diapers that were too small.

    • Kelly

      This is brilliant, thank you! I’m about 10 weeks pregnant with my first and am in full-on panic mode.  There is so much to think about! I’m getting back into couponing, I fell out of the habit, but now that we have a little one on the way, we need to think about conserving money and stocking up! I’ve been looking at the diaper deals but just didn’t know if the deal was good enough, and this just helped tremendously.  I’m printing it off and putting it in my binder.  Thanks again!!

    • Robzwife33

      Somehow, I knew you were going to say you were a babywise family.  I love Southern Savers, Jenny and Babywise.

    • Robzwife33

      Somehow, I knew you were going to say you were a babywise family.  I love Southern Savers, Jenny and Babywise.

    • sarah

      I just received my most recent big box from Amazon with 192 Pampers Baby Dry size 4 diapers.  The cost was $39.69 or 20.7 cents per diaper (including free shipping).  I see that this is in the middle of the price-range for a size 4 diaper.  I think what is not considered in this post is the time and cost savings of not searching for the best deal or driving to the drug store.  If one follows the best practices of southern savers, the added time and cost would be minimal because you would be finding the coupons and visiting the stores anyway…  But I shop the sales only sometimes, so amazon is consistently easy and affordable for me.

    • New mom

      This was very helpful. My hubby and I had our i rest baby in feb this yr. our son has been slow on the weight gain, we just got to size one diapers. But this will give us a nice guideline when we have to buy more diapers. Thank you!

    • Another New Mom

      I’m looking at your site and noticed that it your prices are from a year ago… Are these prices still accurate? Or is there wiggle room with inflation? Thanks!

      • Nat

        They’re about right for what I’ve seen

    • Whitney

      Bigger is better if buying off-brand at Walmart. Trust me….Walmart is NOT my favorite store by far. We literally shop there only for diapers, pop, and very few other select items (they are CRAZY expensive on groceries!). However, my daughter is in size 4, and if buying the big box of “Parent’s Choice” brand value pack diapers, you get 124 size 4 diapers for $19.77 = $0.16 per diaper. The same size (size 4) Pampers brand is $24.94 for 96 diapers = $0.26 per diaper ($0.10 per diaper more!!). Even if you had a coupon for, let’s say even $3.00 off the Pampers pack, (Most of the coupons I’ve seen are $1.50 off or at most $2.00 off) that still is $0.23 a diaper….crazy. Coupons aren’t always the way to go!

      I’m stocking up for my 2nd baby that I am currently pregnant with—and after having one child already, I can tell you brand really doesn’t mean much in the long haul with diapers. Huggies were the only brand that I honestly didn’t care for as they gave my daughter diaper rash—but I know every child is different. Other than that, we have literally tried pretty much every brand on the market. If I had to say I had a favorite, it’s Luv’s—but it’s more important to me to get less expensive diapers as they really do the same job. I’ve had as many leaks with Huggies or Pampers as I’ve had with Parent’s Choice or some drug store brand diapers. In the end, diapers are pretty much diapers.

      • Anna Middlebrook

        see i am on baby #3 and we found we only liked huggies all the other (pampers, luvs, parents choice, target brand) leak in the legs. but every baby is diff and you need to try them all b4 u get set on one brand. ESP WITH BABY #1

      • Anna Middlebrook

        see i am on baby #3 and we found we only liked huggies all the other (pampers, luvs, parents choice, target brand) leak in the legs. but every baby is diff and you need to try them all b4 u get set on one brand. ESP WITH BABY #1

      • Brittaney

        One $3 off coupon will do nothing for you, stacking coupons with store coupons, percentage off, and extra bucks is how you pay little to nothing for diapers! I pay around $2-$3 for a jumbo pack of Huggies/Pampers and have never paid more than that. I usually do CVS Huggies Extrabucks deals for example last week I bought three packages of diapers at $9.49 each and one package of wipes at $2.99 each, used 3 $3 off coupons, a $2 off coupon, used a $5 off $15 purchase store coupon, and used $15 of my extra bucks from previous purchases and made my diapers 15 cents a PACKAGE not per diaper! Couponing takes planning and concentration and may not be for some people, but if you are spending that much on diapers every single week think of what you can do with that kind of money over the span of 1 1/2-2 years!

        • Brittaney

          Oh and did I mention they gave me $10 in extra bucks back for buying $30 worth of Huggies products, I dont subtract my extra bucks from my current order like saying I made money off this because I think its confusing for some people and gives false savings hope instead I use the one I get from this purchase for my next purchase and so on, therefore every single time its basically like having free diapers, shampoo, razors, deodorant, etc all the time!

    • m garcia

      At SAMs club you can get a 200ct. Size 4 diapers for only $35 that’s $0.18 per diaper and they work really good

    • m garcia

      I forgot to mention its the parents choice brand. I’ve been using them since my daughter was born. Best deals out there

      • karen

        Cvs still beats the price, so why use generic?

    • Gwen

      How do you print this ? Thanks !!!!

    • Amie

      Costco runs great deals on diapers. Currently they have $6.00 off their Huggies brand diapers. 210 size 3 diapers usually cost $38.99. With their current special they are $32.99, which makes them 15.7 cents per diaper! Their Kirkland brand wipes are great and go on sale too!

      • Amie

        Their coupons are now automatically applied at check out so you don’t have to worry about remembering the coupon book.

    • Jamie

      In regards to the Costco coupons, for some items you DO have to bring in the actual coupon. For a while, you didn’t need to bring in the coupon for the diapers, but if you look at the coupon book now, you do in fact need to bring it in to get the discount. Just an FYI, bring the coupon book!

    • mommyneurotic

      Such a useful blog post! I’m going to link back to this from mine. I like that you broke down the best price to target. I wish I had kept track of that back when I was in my diaper buying times…. ;-)

    • beattyjg

      I noticed your stock picture was mostly Seventh Generation diapers. Have you had good luck with these? I want to try out some of the greener brands but I’m afraid to stock up incase they don’t work well!

    • Renata Castro Alves

      Do you have any suggestions for the amount of baby wipes to stock up on?

      • Denise

        I would stock up on as many as you can when you find a great deal! If your like me you will end up using wipes even after your kids are out of diapers. For example hands,face, and even when they spill something on their clothes Huggies(Only Huggies) will take out a stain if you rub the spot/stain aggressively with the wipe right after it happens. I’ve had great luck with only Huggies wipes working for the stains though.

      • karen

        You can never have enough.

      • hh

        One thing that has really helped me save money on wipes is cutting some in half. I have 2 wipes containers on my changing table- one regular size box and one small box, such as an old flushable wipes box. Many times, only half a wipe is needed. This has probably cut the cost of wipes by at least 1/3 for me.

    • Vanessa

      I use to love Pampers while my husband loved Huggies with our first childrren from previous relationships. We both had leaks and blowouts and would use whatever brand when money is tight. I’m due with our first joint child in a few weeks and have been stockpiling Huggies Diapers and have aquired 1624 Diapers at an average cost of $0.03 each for a total out of pocket spend of $52.28. My breakdown is
      NB- 136 diapers $0 total cost for $0 per diaper cost
      SZ 1- 522 diapers $30.78 total cost for $0.056 per diaper cost
      SZ 2- 492 diapers $0 total cost for $0 per diaper cost
      SZ 3- 444 diapers $21.50 total cost for $0.05 per diaper cost or if you count that I got a $20 gift certificate back they were $1.50 total cost for $0.003 per diaper cost.
      I did this mostly through referral credits on Diapers.com and Amazon.com and I can show you through email how to get several cases free or for $0.39 like I did. It will take less than an hour of your time. You can expect to by one case at $35 and the rest free or under a buck. If you prefer to use cheaper brand you will get more for your virtual money. Email babyjenkins13@gmail.com for info. I’ll even send you the excel spreadsheet to track your costs. Why? Paying it foward!

      • Leslie Fuhrman

        I would love to know how you got them so cheap. Expecting our second the end of April.

      • Jonathan

        Hi, I sent you an email with my wife’s email address on the cc line. We would hugely appreciate the information you are offering! Thank you!!!

      • Kinga Barta-Krider

        I just send you and email… Thank you so much for offering your help… it is very sweet of you and as a first time mom i appriciate all the help i can get :)

      • Jessica

        Expecting my first in March =) Would appreciate any advice you have to offer. Just sent you an email.

      • ammon

        can i. get that info too, thanks

      • katie

        I’d love to hear about all these savings!

    • Denise

      I’ve been using and have used in the past with my other child, Target Brand diapers. They are called Up & UP at Target and my little girl is in a size 4 diaper and on a regular basis if you buy the “Bulk Pack” they are .17 cents per diaper, but right now they are on sell for .16 cents per diaper. They have worked just as well if not better then the name brand for us!

    • Denise

      I’ve been using and have used in the past with my other child, Target Brand diapers. They are called Up & UP at Target and my little girl is in a size 4 diaper and on a regular basis if you buy the “Bulk Pack” they are .17 cents per diaper, but right now they are on sell for .16 cents per diaper. They have worked just as well if not better then the name brand for us!

    • ultrasbugsy

      Stockpiling for an unborn child is a great idea. BUT what if the baby is allergic to that particular brand. I guess you can return the unopened diapers (esp at Target, they are very user friendly and cooperative in most cases) but it is something to think about. We also would buy in great quantity when diapers were on sale at Costo or any of the Warehouse Club type stores. Having 2 diaper clad babes it was worth the price of the yearly membership just in the savings from the diapers. And of course you have to have blinders so you are not lured into buying things that you don’t need or over buy, esp if the item is perishable. These warehouse clubs also have twice a year PJ sales and that is helpful as well, considering the price of ‘jammies’ these days.

    • SpotOfTeaDesigns

      Thank so much for this list! I used it while pregnant to stockpile for my daughter. I’ve included you on my blog post today.

    • Steve P

      I’m not sure what prices you’re comparing with Amazon Mom but my wife and I wrote down prices at our local store and looked at Amazon Mom and there was a very significant savings.

    • Shayna T

      What about that your calculations have you going up a size based on the lightest weight for that size, when the size smaller which is always cheaper than the next size up technically fits a baby for another 2 pounds… Based on that information and your calculation of gaining a half pound per week a person could wait another 4 weeks before going up a size… I also agree that Amazon Mom has some really good deals that put size 1 diapers at 12 cents each… free shipping and no hassle of going to the store and bargain hunting makes that a really good deal…

      • Diaper Dabbler

        Babies grow at different rates, so sometimes I’ve found it best to try samples of different brands to see which type will let my little one stay in the smallest (and cheapest) size for longest.

    • Shayna T

      What about that your calculations have you going up a size based on the lightest weight for that size, when the size smaller which is always cheaper than the next size up technically fits a baby for another 2 pounds… Based on that information and your calculation of gaining a half pound per week a person could wait another 4 weeks before going up a size… I also agree that Amazon Mom has some really good deals that put size 1 diapers at 12 cents each… free shipping and no hassle of going to the store and bargain hunting makes that a really good deal…

    • Whitney Bevil Michael

      I am stocking up now for our April baby. One tip that is good to know, if you are brand picky or baby does better with a specific brand once they are here, you can take unopened packs to walmart to exchange. I have taken them to swap for difference sizes and different brands. My first could only wear Pampers for his first 5 months, so any brand I had that Walmart carried I exchanged for the same size in Pampers.

      • Katharine Hall

        That is dishonest. I will do a lot to save money but I draw the ethical line at returning something to a store where it was not purchased.

        • Elizabeth

          I wouldn’t call it dishonest if you got it as a gift and make an exchange for something else.

        • Yolanda4125

          I don’t think it’s dishonest. I;m sure you pay the difference and Wal-Mart is going to resell it anyway and get the money.

          • Bjd

            I did that with baby 1. I don’t think it’s dishonest either. A lot of diapers I got at my shower and she was grown out of nb before she even got home from the hospital. I didn’t have receipts so I just went to cvs or target and exchanged for,the next size. They’ll resell the nb diapers.

          • John Siems

            Wal-Mart cannot resell it. So they will not recoup the cost, even if it is not opened.

    • Sarah

      We switched from Huggies and Pampers with coupons to Target brand. In our area, it is the best deal. Retail they beat the name brand with coupons. When we buy them on sale with store coupons, it’s even better! And they do just as good of a job! Plus, Target also has a subscription service for diapers, with no shipping costs. Super deal!

      • Sarah

        We can typically get them for about .10 – .12 cents per diaper, plus we don’t have to drive all over town. And no joke, this saved us after I went back to work!

    • Whitney

      Just a heads up on places some don’t think to buy diapers. I just bought a box of size 3 Luvs at Big Lots for $27. It had a total of 208 diapers in it. That is less than $0.13 per diaper. That is an awesome price for size 3.

    • Whitney

      Just a heads up on places some don’t think to buy diapers. I just bought a box of size 3 Luvs at Big Lots for $27. It had a total of 208 diapers in it. That is less than $0.13 per diaper. That is an awesome price for size 3.

    • Erin

      you are brilliant.

    • Rachel

      I’m a FTM and have been working on these calculations on my own…THANK YOU for making my life easier :)

    • Liz

      I just bought 276 Size 1 Diapers off of Amazon, monthly delievery (until I get the number I want) with coupon clipped, they came out to $0.13 per diaper! and they are Huggies!

      • Nena

        Hi Liz, Which Huggies diapers from Amazon Mom did you get for this price? Do you know if the coupon & deal is still happening?

    • Colleen

      Is .17 a good price for size 5 pampers

      • erysiaemiliana

        yes! size 5 brand name are usually between .23-.30 per diaper. I’m currently shopping size 5’s the lowest Ive gotten is .14/diaper but I bought a half used box off someone from craigslist.

    • Rose

      I’ve almost finished stocking up on this complete list, before my little one is due (about 4 weeks away) have finished 1’s and 2’s and almost 3’s – and have spent half of what you’re suggesting is a “good price” most of my packs I have bought have been pampers, and huggies, and I’ve paid between 2.24 a pack and 3.74 a pack depending on the deal that was being offered at my local CVS – for size 3’s I’ve pretty much been stocking up on the “up and up” diapers from target.

      • tlc1283

        How often were you shopping and how many stores??

    • me

      Not true about warehouse clubs.. the kirkland brand is good and they are on sale meaning they are 11cents each for size one… 138 for 15

    • ariel

      The Amazon Prime Mom deal is a GREAT DEAL! Huggies snug and dry size 1 276 count free shipping with tax cost me $14. That’s .5 cents a diaper. the trick is to sign up for the prime mom, then find the box and clip the coupon to save an extra dollar, then select to “register and save” you get a total of 70% off. after you receive the diapers cancel the free trials and done!

      • WayneEmbrysKids

        How did you get the 70%? The lowest I could get was .12 with the free shipping and the coupon and the subscription.

    • tlc1283

      Rose–how often were you shopping? 1x a week? How many diff stores? I’m just getting started and it Seems overwhelming!

    • pjoanie18

      Just purchased at costco – they have a manufactur coupon and free shipping $32.99 box
      size 3 – 15.7cents
      size 4 – 18.3cents
      size 5 – 20.4cents
      size 6 – 24.4cents

      • ec42882

        Yes! I love Costco brand diapers – they’re very comparable to Huggies and I’ve never had a leak unless it’s a LONG (12+hr) night of sleep. I wait until they have their coupons (every 3 months or so) and get these prices which is so much easier than couponing at drugstores. I’m a couponer for lots of things, but once I found Costco diapers, that’s one thing I can stress-less about.

    • Bjd

      I want to say thank you! I found this on Pinterest when I just found out I was pregnant. I saved it and about 2 months ago started stocking up and this has been my bible! So far I have 1400+ diapers and I have spent less than $169 and have saved over $225! I am all stocked up on size 1 and 2 and hope to get at least half of size 3 before baby is born in Dec. I share this with everyone I know who is pregnant or has a baby. They all think I’m crazy :)

      • cmnb14

        did you buy any particular brand of diapers?

    • Jess829

      Check out Target brand diapers, I’ve been able to buy them for as low as $.13 to $.15 per diaper, even in larger sizes!

    • Ashley C.

      I begin stocking up on diapers when I hit my second trimester. This is my third pregnancy and third time stocking up on diapers. Each time I finish buying diapers and pullups by the time my lil one is 3 months and have never spent over $150 for all the diapers from nb-pullups. I LOVE this idea and it has certainly worked for me!

      • Ruthie

        You haven’t spend over $150?? Do you shop drug store sales like she mentioned above?

    • Tiff R

      Have a diaper raffle at your baby shower. My mother-in-law put on the invites that for every pack of diapers anyone brought they got one raffle entry. The winners got gift cards. We didn’t have to buy any diapers until my son was 8 months old because of it. We still have diapers from the baby shower but that is only because he still hasn’t grown into size 3 diapers yet at a year old.

      Also remember the estimates on here for the amount of diapers are just estimates. My son is in size 2 at a year while his 9 month old cousin just moved into size 4. Every baby is different.

    • Alissa S

      What happens if you stock up on all of those diapers and later find out your baby is allergic to them? I’m 21 weeks pregnant and I wanted to start stalking up on diapers but I’m afraid to cause when I was a baby I was allergic to most diapers except of 1 or 2 brands. What should I do about that?

      • nomofear

        I’d get size 1s of each brand and test them from there. Otherwise I’d grab really good deals as you get closer, but maybe save the receipts, and that way you can take them back if your baby is allergic to that particular brand. Or, if there is a moms club in your area, or you know anyone who’s having a baby around the same time, talk to them about a backup plan of, say, buying the ones yours is irritated by for the same price you paid.

        and congrats!

    • Olga

      My baby boy was born weighing exactly 9 pounds! He is wore newborn size diapers at the hospital and maybe 1-2weeks at home before we moved onto size 1 which he was in for only a month. Then he wore size 2 for a month. For us, his month age matched the diaper size. Of course it stopped after. Currently he is 6 months, ~22 pounds, wearing size 4 diapers. He is really tall, he is in the 90-95 percentile for his weight/height!

    • Heather Miller

      This is such a great resource, thanks! I was wondering what the magic “buy” price per diaper would be now, in 2015 prices? This post is a few years old now. Would love an update! :) Thanks!

    • Leah Shammah

      I don’t know their coupon policy but at Babies R Us the mom can earn up to 10% back with their registry. The prices weren’t that far off other stores that I could see.

    • Maggie

      How did you use (3) $1.50 off coupons for one purchase? Are they manufacturer coupons?

    • Aurianne

      Exchanging them later for different size can be YMMW, like yesterday Rite aid wanted to charge me for an exchange because the diapers were no longer on sale(reg price $12.5, sale $9) and without receipt it was giving them exchange value of only 6$(they never sell them that low…) – but when they are on sale they sell out of sizes 3 and 4 fast! So without receipt they wanted to charge me $6 for exchange and with receipt $4 for exchange, not happy.

      • Sabrina Longmire

        I took my diapers that I couldn’t use to Wal-Mart and exchange them for a bigger size. The trick is to let them think you purchase the diapers from them..

    • Yazmin

      So I went to different stores and grabbed different prices and quantitys, and I calculated that for size three bulk size at for example target holds 103. If needed (estimating) is 1512 that calls for only 15 boxes.. where does the 56 to 62 bulk boxes come from in the example…??? Please help me understand I am planning ahead of time and truly find this article helpful!

      • ashley

        I know its been forever, but in case you are still wondering, the Jumbo packs are not the boxes. They are the smaller plastic packs that hold like 25-31 diapers:)

    • cindy

      an update would be GREAT! Prices have gone up SO much and policies have changed a lot as well. Most places you can only use one coupon per purchase or customer. 10% only with their credit card at my babys r us, etc.

    • Eden Kelsey Bucholtz

      Just purchased 10 boxes of size 3 up and up at target for 300 w/ tax. But got 100 dollars in gift cards. That breaks down to 12.5 cents per diaper for size 3! Really good deal!

    • K

      Thanks so much for this post!! I used it when I had my daughter in 2012, and was SO glad to be able to find it again for baby #2. He isn’t due until October but the deals on amazon, at target (yay gift cards!!) and thanks to your posts The Honest company have been so great this summer that I am done stocking up for size 1 and am moving on to size 2s.