Raising a child is probably one of the most difficult jobs there is. It is definitely one of the most expensive. From food to toys to furniture and beyond, the bill can be insanely steep. And in today’s ever-expanding commercial market there seems to be an overwhelming amount of options and variety for every one of your needs.
I don’t know too many parents who don’t want the very best for their child or children but unless you are sweating dollars by the bucketful, sacrifices have to be made. Diapers are no exception. Such a simple but yet complicated step in child-rearing. A diaper. A waste containment unit. Something that eventually will be filled with the unmentionables of your child.
It’s also one of the more expensive elements to it as well as it is a constantly needed product, unlike say a stroller, which may only need to replace or upgrade a couple of times. Diapers? No, those are replaced daily and multiple times a day at that.
You can’t go too cheap with diapers for fear of rashes, discomfort and leakage, which absolutely no one wants. Too expensive and you run out of money for other things. The ideal is to not break the bank and be somewhere in the middle. A diaper that is adequate in absorption, prevents leaks and only lightly contuses your bank account. And you have a plethora of options here as well. Is it better to buy in bulk or stay small? There’s always the cloth option but these days, many parents don’t have the time to launder cloth ones.
But where, oh where does one find quality diapers for a bargain?? Well, there are dozens of brick and mortar stores as well as online merchants that are reputable and sell quality products. I know and have experience with a handful of these retailers and I thought I would share them. For this, I’m focusing on disposable diapers.
Diapers.com is a great place for buying baby supplies of any kind. Whether it be wipes, furniture or even organic products. For diapers, I found that they carry diapers in larger quantities than some sites and stores. There are many other reasons to use them too. They’re pretty good about specials, sales, deals and promos which is really helpful when it comes to saving. You also have the ability to mail in manufacturer coupons that they will honor. Numerous shipping options for your convenience and an easy automatic reordering option make the site a great one-stop shopping site.
2. Sam’s Club
One additional plus to Diapers.com is that it doesn’t cost anything to join. Sam’s Club does charge a membership to fee to shop at their stores. However, that’s not a bad thing when you consider the quantities of products you will be going through with a baby. With a physical store, you’re able to purchase your diapers and come home with them that very day. Sam’s Club has competitive prices that are often much lower than you might pay at other chain stores devoted to baby supplies. Sam’s carries quality name brands and other more generic brands that are just as good if not better than some more well known ones. It’s one of the stores I really recommend when shopping for bulk items.
3. BJ’s Wholesale Club
I didn’t actually discover BJ’s until a couple of years ago. It was by chance really as I was comparing prices at different wholesalers. BJ’s, much like Sam’s Club charges a membership fee but, also like Sam’s, is worth it in the long run when purchasing items that you will need a lot of. BJ’s carries thousands of different items at discounted prices. You can literally spend hours browsing through their site. When it comes to diapers they are often times lower priced than Sam’s, Costco or Amazon and carry quantities of products that Walmart does not. I prefer ordering online with BJ’s which means that you have to wait a bit longer to get your purchase but they offer promotional sales or free shipping deals quite often. The money and time I save makes waiting a few days worthwhile.
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