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Most children go through well over 1,000 diapers before they reach the age of potty training. Being a mother of three, I’ve certainly changed my fair share. I’ve also been able to pick up quite a bit of knowledge over the years when it comes to diapers. Early in the game, I discovered the importance of stocking up on diapers. During the process, however, I learned several valuable lessons. Luckily for you, you don’t have to make the mistakes that I have! I’ve compiled an ultimate guide of things you’ll want to know if you’re planning on stocking up on diapers (and I recommend you do!).
Finding the right diapers:
It’s important to choose a brand that you trust when buying anything for your baby. Diapers aren’t any different. We like Huggies Snug & Dry diapers, because of the great quality and value. The fact that they provide up to 12 hours of protection and keep baby’s skin dry is just an added bonus.
Where you choose to shop at when stocking up on diapers is also really important. It can really make or break the budget. I choose to stock up at my local Sam’s Club since members save over $10 on Huggies Snug and Dry diapers.
If you have any troubles finding your child’s size at Sam’s Club, be sure to ask. We thought they were all out of my daughter’s size on our last visit, but they were able to pull down many more that were stored away! Just ask a team member for help, and they’ll do so with a smile! There is also the option to arrange for club pickup, or to subscribe!
Choosing sizes when stocking up on diapers:
This seems to be the hard part for most. When you’re stocking up on diapers, you may struggle with whether to go up a size, or purchase the size your child currently wears. My tip is to pay careful attention to the weight recommendations in each size. You may be surprised to notice that they often overlap. If your child is nearing the high range in their current size, they’ll likely be just fine in the next size up with plenty of room to grow.
What to do with outgrown diapers:
No matter how careful you are with choosing sizes when stocking up on diapers, kids will sometimes outgrow them before you’ve gone through your stock. It happens. Luckily, it isn’t any reason to panic. In fact, outgrown diapers can come in very handy around the house! Here are a few ways that I’ve used some of my children’s:
- Stashing them in the car to clean up any messes or spills when on the go
- Cutting out circles and using them as nursing pads
- Allowing my children to use them for their baby dolls
- Filling with water and freezing, then putting in a plastic bag to create an ice pack
- Bandaging owies
These are just a few of the ways I’ve used them! You can get as creative as you’d like. There’s always the option of donating outgrown diapers to a friend, family, or local assistance program for women and/or children!
Do you have your own tips for stocking up on diapers? Drop a comment below!