Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cheap Diapers @ Amazon

I love buying diapers at It is the absolute cheapest way to buy diapers that I have found. Here are some tips to get you started:

1. Start looking at how much your are paying per diaper. Divide how much you are paying for the package by the number of diapers in it. $0.15 may not seem like that much less than $0.18 per diaper, but when you figure the average baby goes through 3,640 diapers in the first year alone you are looking at a difference of $109.20 if you pay the higher amount per diaper. Two years equals $218.40.  That is a lot of money to just throw away!!

2. Sign up for the amazon mom program here. You get 15% off of diapers and wipes and if you sign up for subscribe and save you when completing your order you get another 15%. These discounts apply to several things, including some baby food and snacks. You can cancel your subscribe and save as soon as your order is shipped and still get the discount. When you sign up for subscribe and save you get free shipping so you aren't even paying for the gas to go buy the diapers.

3. Check your coupons! Often there will be online "coupons" for diapers. When you are viewing diapers if there is a coupon available that you can use it will show up. Choose the "click to clip this coupon" option for more savings. Another way to look at available coupons is to type "coupons" in the amazon search box and select the icon for "Your Coupon Book."

4. Don't think that store brand diapers are always cheaper than a name brand. The diapers I purchase on amazon always cost less than store brand diapers.


Huggies Snug and Dry Size 1-2 (192 count) - After all discounts this box is a total of $21.45 or $0.11 per diaper. (84 count) - This box is listed at $16.99 which is $0.20 per diaper.
Target Store Brand Diapers (50 count) - This package is $6.29 which is $0.12 per diaper. Pretty close to the name brand on amazon, but why pay more for a store brand?

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers Size 5 - After all discounts I mentioned in steps 2 and 3 above you pay $29.73 and get free shipping. There is currently a $1 off Pampers coupon, make sure you get it. That's $0.17 per diaper! - This is the largest size box of Pampers that Target carries in this size. It is $29.99 and the price per diaper is $0.25. 
Target Store Brand Diapers - This is the largest box of the Up & Up (Target brand) diapers. It is 20.99 or $0.19 per diaper, which is still more expensive than the Pampers diapers on amazon!

If you purchase just the basic package of size 5 Pampers or Huggies at Walmart you pay $8.99 for 27 diapers. That is $0.33 per diaper, which is basically double the cost of the diapers on amazon. Walmart store brand (Parent's Choice) prices work out similarly to the Target ones.


I was never a name brand girl until I started buying diapers. It's hard to believe some people end up paying more for store brand diapers just because they seem cheaper when you compare them to the name brand. With just a tiny bit of research you can save a LOT of money, they get shipped right to your door, and it really is easy. 

Don't forget that your cost per diaper is going to go up as your baby grows. Price increase = size increase. 

Links for other size diapers on amazon:

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