Here's Where to Shop For Diapers, Formula, and Wipes If You Really Want to Save Money
A couple of months after I had my son, a friend who hadn't yet had kids curiously inquired about the cost of diapers, baby wipes, and formula. "How much does all that stuff add up to?", she asked. "More than you'd think", I answered before pausing to mentally calculate my best estimation. Yup, it was a lot.
While I've never been a coupon-cutter (time is money, right?), I'm still a bargain-hunter. My Amazon Prime and Costco memberships were especially handy for finding good deals that included fast, free shipping, something you're especially grateful for during those early days when you can barely muster the energy to leave the house, let alone drive to a store with an infant for the sole purpose of buying a box of diapers.
When you're budgeting for a new family member, there are so many questions you have to ask yourself. Is buying in bulk always best? Do stores that pride themselves on being affordable really offer the lowest price? Where can I get the cheapest price and best shipping option without leaving my home? While there are certainly things besides price that play an important part in choosing a product, such as brand loyalty and ingredients, it was still an eye-opening exercise. Here's what I discovered: