There are no two ways around it – nappies are not only necessary for your baby, they can also be very expensive!
While some parents opt to save money by using cloth ones, there are other ways to save your precious dollars.
10 simple ways to save money on nappies
1. Save coupons
2. Take your time to switch sizes
The bigger the nappies gets, the more they tend cost – and most come with a suggested weight per size.
Sometimes the smaller sizes will still fit your baby for a few more weeks, even if they have gone up a few grams. Just make sure bubs is comfortable.
3. Don’t stock up on too many newborn sizes
Saying that, babies grow fast, so make sure you don’t stock up on too many newborn sizes as they’ll go to waste unless you hold onto them and use for baby number 2.
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4. Use cloth nappies
They may be a bit more hard work, but by reverting to cloth nappies – even only a couple of times a week – you’ll save heaps of dollars.
— Baba+Boo (@babaandboo) February 20, 2017
These days, there are so many brands to choose from and many just have useable inserts that need to be washed.
5. Switch to cloth wipes
Nappies aren’t the only thing that come in cloth. You can save money by using cloth wipes or cutting a towel into small squares and rewashing it over and over again.
When you see a deal in the store, bulk buy! It’ll save your wallet in the long run.
7. Be careful with how you put them on
By taking time to put the nappy on firmly, you’ll avoid leaks and going through more nappies.
8. Change brands for cheaper deals
Be willing to by generic or other brands to help maximise your savings.
9. Hold a nappy-themed baby shower
Request friends only bring nappy cake presents to your baby shower / kid’s first birthday! This may sound a bit cheeky, but it’ll save people buying things your little one won’t need.
10. Try out samples
Some doctors/ baby and children fares give away free samples of nappies, so make sure you load up.
You’ll also get some nappies in your Bounty Bags at the doctors and hospital before and when you give birth.
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