Stop buying brand-name diapers in stores. Most don’t hold a candle to disposable diapers offered online by Walmart (Parent’s Choice), Dollar General, Shopko, Diapers.com and Amazon Mom for disposable diapers.
Parent’s Choice is the cheapest diaper I have found to date, and I am continually impressed with its results. I have found it works for newborns, and it works for crawlers, movers and shakers!
Brand name diapers function fine most of the time, but I really am not impressed with the way they contain poo. Diaper blow-outs seemed to happen more with the expensive types you see in TV. commercials.
Yes, those brand names have a lot of advertising gimmicks weaved into them. There’s the kind that turn colors when your child has wet them. That means all you do all day is change a diaper that, frankly, isn’t nearly close to having to be changed yet.
And, the diapers for crawling-aged children seem like a gimmick, too, compared to the overall durability and excellent performance of Parent’s Choice.
After $50 in your online Walmart shopping cart, you can get free shipping. Or you have the option to buy online, and then pick your order up in-store.
Next to Parent’s Choice diapers (and the Lullabies brand diapers found in Aldis stores), I love Dollar General’s brand. They are a bit more expensive than Parent’s Choice and Lullabies, too, but they are also a diaper I would give an “A” to.
Dollar General orders ship to you free usually with a $35 or $40 purchase.
I think the Shopko diapers perform a smidgen below the aforementioned ones, but they are certainly still an excellent choice. They’re a bit more expensive than the top performers I’ve listed, but if you’re a Shopko fanatic anyway, pick up a box.
Orders over $75 ship for free, and if you’re new to Shopko’s site, you can get a $5-off coupon e-mailed to you for your first online purchase.
Founded by two dads, Diapers.com is a specialty site that helps you avoid midnight runs to the store for nappies, wipes, etc. Everything ships for free, and this site makes it easy to see your past purchases and re-order. Auto-shipping makes your life easier and gives you an extra price discount.
Get $10 off your first order with promo code “HEYMAMA” or “WOW3MONTHS” to get 20 percent off diapers for 3 months! (From site: “Max discount $30 over 3 months. To enroll, enter code WOW3MONTHS at checkout. Cannot be combined with other diaper offers, including code HEYMAMA and AutoShip discounts.”
Refer your friends, and get either a $5 credit or charitable donation for each one that orders. (The $5 credit is no available in all states.) Plus, your friends gets 20% off their first order, up to $20 off.
Diapers.com prides themselves on their customer service, so you can also call 1-800-DIAPERS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their shipping is quick, and while it’s been a couple of years since I’ve ordered with them, I didn’t have any complaints about their shipping times or service.
While Diapers.com boasts the cheapest prices on the web, I found that without promo/coupon codes, the off-brands at chain stores were still cheaper. However, if you can’t get to the store often and need the convenience of auto-ship (which gives you an extra discount), go ahead and use this resource!
They also offer a wider variety of free and clear diapers and all diapers under the sun than a big box store can offer you, so use them if you need a particular brand for your baby’s uber sensitive skin or if you want to purchase more eco-friendly diapers.
Much like Diapers.com, Amazon Mom is a major resource for any type of diaper (also wipes, baby pods, laundry supplies, etc.) that you could dream up. While signing up for Amazon Mom is free, the reason that I’ve placed it at the bottom of this list is that the catch is that you need to be an Amazon Prime member to use the service.
The site mentions that your membership gets you:
- “20% off diapers and wipes subscriptions
- “Exclusive discounts and deals for Amazon Mom members
- “Plus your Amazon Prime benefits”
It, too, offers auto-ship services (“subscribe and save”) with extra discounts. Invite your friends to get $10 per referral (when your referral spends at least $10)!
Unfortunately, if you are paying solely for Prime to get discounts on Amazon Mom, you may not make up your initial investment in savings.
Check out Ebates, TopCashBack or rewards sites like Swagbucks to see if you can get rewarded — or even paid back — for shopping online at Walmart, Dollar General, Shopko, Diapers.com or Amazon Mom.
Which online option is best for you? Diapers.com and Amazon Mom offer a variety of diapers, so many more than a brick-and-mortar store can display. So, if you want or need any specialty brands or types that aren’t readily available where you live, this could be the answer for you . Yet, even with the supposed discounts, buying the Parent’s Choice, Dollar General and Shopko diapers online (when buying a shopping cart in the designated amount for free shipping) seems to be even a few cents per diaper cheaper.