How to Get Cheap Diapers in Bulk (Save a LOT of Money!)

How to Save Money on Diapers

I think you’ll agree with me when I say:

Spending money on diapers stinks.

The average family goes through more than 2500 diapers in the first year, and baby won’t be fully diaper trained until they’re three years old. That’s a lot of money to spend on anything, let alone something that goes in the trash.

Today I’m going to show you how I saved $246.51 on our diaper bill in my son’s first year.

And anyone can do it!

Online Diaper Deals: May 2nd – May 8th, 2015

Here are the Amazon diaper deals of the week: there are some good opportunities to stock up! Please note that these all include the Amazon Mom & Prime discounts which usually give you 20% off the listed prices.

To sign up for a free Amazon Mom account click here.

Diapers:

Luvs With Ultra Leakguards Diapers, size 1, 252 ct.
*Select “Clip this Coupon” for the $1.00 off eCoupon
Price after 20% discount: ~$0.09/diaper

Fisher Price Happy Day and Night Baby Diapers Size 3, 156 ct. 
Price after 20% discount: ~$0.15/diaper

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Baby Diapers, size 2, 180 ct.
*Select “Clip this Coupon” for the $4.00 off eCoupon
Price after 20% discount: ~$0.19/diaper

Pampers Cruisers Diapers, size 3, 174 ct.
*Select “Clip this Coupon” for the $2.00 off eCoupon
Price after 20% discount: ~$0.19/diaper

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, size 1, 252 ct.
*Select “Clip this Coupon” for the $2.00 off eCoupon
Price after 20% discount: ~$0.14/diaper

Training Pants & Pull Ups:

Pampers Easy Ups Girls, Size 2T-3T Value Pack, 100 ct.
Price after 20% discount: ~$.24/pant

Pampers Easy Ups Trainers for Boy, Size 5 (3T-4T), 90 ct.
*Select “Clip this Coupon” for the $2.00 off eCoupon
Price after 20% discount: ~$.24/pant

Huggies Pull Ups Training Pants with Learning Designs for Boys Size 2T-3T, 74 ct.-
Price after 20% discount: ~$.26/pull up

Pampers Splashers Disposable Swim Pants Size 5, 22 ct.
*Select “Clip this Coupon” for the $2.00 off eCoupon
Price after 15% discount: ~$0.29 per diaper

How You Can Get Cheap Diapers: It’s Simple

I can hear you yelling from all the way over here here:

“Please tell me how I can save so much money on diapers!”

You know what? It’s actually really simple!

First of all, I simply stopped buying diapers from the store. Yep, you heard me. Buying diapers at places like Walmart and Target is no way to do it. Everything baby-related is overpriced at these stores, and that especially includes diapers.

If you don’t buy diapers from the store, where do you get them? Do you go full-on hippy mode or play Diaper Bandit and steal them as you need them?

Nope! There’s a better way… and it’s online.

Enter The Amazon Mom Program

There is a gift from the diaper heavens in the Amazon Mom program.

What is it? It’s their subscription service for parents (It’s called Amazon Mom, but any parent, grandparent or caregiver can join).

What’s awesome about Amazon Mom is that you qualify for 20% off all diapers as a member! And you get next-day delivery; you’ll literally have them on your doorstep tomorrow if you order today.

It’s a paid program, but there’s a big secret here. The first month is free. And this is what we’re going to take advantage of today.

Basically, the way it works is this:

  1. You sign up for Amazon Mom: click here for the signup link.
  2. Once you’re signed up, you automatically qualify for 15% off your diapers.
  3. Look at the selection of diapers here. Find your favorite brand!
  4. To get the extra bonus 5% off, select “subscribe & save” when you checkout. This means paying for multiple (2+) deliveries of diapers up-front, but it’s worth it.

That’s it!

To go into more detail, we’re taking advantage of the free Amazon Mom trial. Regularly, it costs $90 a year and includes an Amazon Prime membership. But you get a free month when you register, and we use this to order our diapers.

An Amazon Mom membership gets you a 15% discount on all diapers, right off the top. It’s really simple to join, and you can do so in about 5 minutes.

The “Subscribe & Save” and “Amazon Mom” Discounts

Amazon currently has two programs that can save you a total of 20% on the regular price of their diapers: the Subscribe & Save program and the Amazon Mom program. Both of these programs can be an excellent value if you’re buying diapers in bulk.

  • 5% discount with Subscribe & Save. The Subscribe & Save program at Amazon will save you 5% off the top of your diapers, and it’s completely free. This program lets you subscribe to shipments of diapers at intervals of your choosing, with free shipping and automatic shipments. Best of all, it can be cancelled at any time and combined with Amazon’s free 365-day returns, there is absolutely no risk. A free 5% off of your diapers, just like that.
  • 15% discount with the Amazon Mom program. The Amazon Mom program has a number of benefits on the entire Amazon site, such as free two-day shipping. However, the biggest benefit for parents is the 15% discount off the top for any diapers purchased. A one-month membership to Amazon Mom is absolutely free, giving you the additional 15% discount on your first order of diapers.

With these two free programs, you’ll save an additional 20% on your diapers, which are already super-cheap. It’s not hard to see why so many parents buy their Diapers on Amazon these days; it’s an excellent way to save money.

How “Subscribe & Save” Works

Being an Amazon Mom member gives you 15% off the top of diaper purchases. If you want to save the additional 5% on your diapers, you need to “Subscribe & Save.”

This means you sign up for monthly (or whatever you prefer) shipments of diapers, and in exchange for that you get 5% off the price.

The Subscribe & Save 5% Off.

Here’s what you’ll look for in the right-side of the screen when looking at diapers:

amazon subscribe & save

Just set up whichever shipment you prefer and you’re done! 5% off the top!

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Why I Love Amazon For My Diapers

Let me start by saying that no one is paying me to say this. I’m simply amazed at how much better and cheaper is is to buy diapers through Amazon as opposed to elsewhere.

Why do I love them so much?

  • Awesome prices. The prices of diapers when combined with the Amazon Mom trick simply can’t be beat. Box stores like Walmart & Target don’t even come close.
  • Their delivery might actually use rocketships. I couldn’t believe how quickly they ship out. With Mom, you get next-day delivery. That means you order today, and they’re at your house tomorrow. I can’t even describe how awesome that is.
  • Free 365-day returns. If you aren’t happy with your diapers for some reason, you can return them at no cost no matter when you purchased them. Totally risk-free.

Why Buying Diapers Online is Better

Diapers in Bulk

These days, most of the best diapers deals can be found online. Stores like Target & Walmart just can’t compete with online retailers. That sucks for them, but it means super savings for us.

Gone are the days when we had to run to the store to pick up an emergency package of diapers. These days, you can order in bulk online and not only save money, but have them shipped directly to your house.

It’s just incredible how much money you can save by skipping box stores and going online to buy diapers. I’d encourage everyone to consider it!

Things To Think About Before Purchasing Any Diapers

Here are some things you’ll want to consider before you purchase any diapers; it can make a big difference!

  • Cloth vs. cheap disposable diapers. This is a difficult decision, and one that many parents have differing opinions over. While you will definitely save money by going with cloth diapers and washing them, it’s obviously not something every parent wants to deal with. The other option is to buy disposable diapers in bulk, which can also save you a lot of money, but not quite as much as going with cloth diapers.
  • Think about your baby, and how many diapers you need. When your baby is very young, he or she will grow very quickly, meaning that you might not be able to use an entire huge box of disposable diapers before they don’t fit anymore. If you think that your baby is soon going to outgrow their current diapers, it wouldn’t make much sense to buy a huge, bulk order of that size.
  • You need somewhere to dispose of them. You can’t just throw diapers in the trash can… it’s going to smell up the place! A good solution is a diaper pail; a special type of can that is designed to hold diapers and eliminate the smells. Highly recommended!

Wrapping It Up

Do you have any questions about the Amazon Mom program? Any tips for moms looking to get cheaper diapers? Let us know in the comments section below!

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6 thoughts on “How to Get Cheap Diapers in Bulk (Save a LOT of Money!)

  1. This was great thank you so much me and my husband have a 6 month baby and he just runs through diapers like nothing i wish i knew about this when we had him we spent so much already on it but thanks to you we can save now, much appreciated.

    • I’m glad you found it useful! A lot of people don’t know how much cheaper it is to get diapers through Amazon compared to at Target or Walmart!

  2. Thanks for posting this. Although I save just as much at Target when I combine sale price, coupons, cartwheel & Target mobile… it takes a LOT of work! And sometimes I am too tired to get to the store when all the stars align for a good diaper deal at Target lol. Heading to Amazon now!

    • Haha, I know your pain. Honestly, there’s really no need to do the whole scrounging for coupons, going all the way to the store thing anymore. And you get them delivered right to your door with Amazon Mom. I know a lot of moms who don’t have a driver’s license, so that’s a huge benefit too!

    • When you’re looking at a specific pack of diapers, it should show a button that says “Clip coupon” right below the price!

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