I love my baby more than anything in the world, more than my husband even. But I have to admit that having a baby is more expensive than I had once thought. Earlier, I had only thought about how much I would have to spend on their education, clothes and food. After I became a mom, I found out that even basic baby essentials are expensive.
Thankfully, I also found how I can save up on buying baby supplies. One baby supply that new parents can never have enough of are diapers and diaper change supplies. Healthy babies may go through 8-12 diapers in a day when they are under 12 months of age. The number of diaper changes may reduce over time but keeping a track of it will give you an idea of how many diapers you will need to stock up on.
Figure Out Your Needs
Newborn babies will go through 10-12 diaper changes in a day. As they grow, they will go through 8-10 diaper changes and finally reduce to around 8 diaper changes toward the end of 12 months. So stock up on your monthly diaper supplies. I used to keep track of the number of diaper changes using a diaper diary so that I know how many diapers I would need to buy - or at least a rough estimate.
At the start, I would only buy my baby supplies at the supermarket as I needed to physically see the product to know for sure that it is indeed the best thing for my baby. I had to keep an eye out for discounts on baby diapers so that I can stock up on them. When I shopped online, however, I was able to find discounts from at least one brand of diapers. You can always count on online discounts to be available. You can find the brands that you trust online so that isn’t an issue either. So this is another point to keep in mind when buying diapers.
Buy In Bulk
If you ever find a great deal on diapers, make sure to buy them in bulk - this tip really came in handy for me. My baby goes through around 10 diapers every day meaning that I really need all the diapers that you can get. The best part is that you’ll get free and fast shipping on those bulk orders or in other words all those essentials are going to reach you super fast without having to leave the house.
Be Open To New Brands
There are some lesser known diaper brands that are actually much cheaper than the ones that get widely advertised. Be open to trying them out every once in a while. Make sure to check the labels of these new products before you buy them to make sure they are gentle and safe for your baby. Although in the previous point we said that you should buy in bulk, when trying out a new brand, it is best to buy a minimal number of diapers and then buy more if it seems to be of good quality.
Fix A Buy Price
While trying to search for new deals for diapers, I first set a particular price for each diaper. I then calculate how much each diaper costs, compare the prices and buy the most cost-effective one. Figure out how much you are willing to spend for each diaper and then search for new sales or discounts that offer diapers for the same cost or less.
During those initial months with my newborn, Flipkart had been my best friend bringing me all my baby essentials right when I needed them. They always had the best offers on diapers and baby essentials which is why I found them to be really helpful. Now they can be your best friend too. Want to order some new diapers right away? Worry not - Flipkart is here to save the day. Click here to check out the diapers they have.
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