Save Money On Baby Expenses With Bulk Purchases & Subscriptions

save money on baby expenses

Babies cost you a lot of money, but buying in bulk and signing up for subscription deliveries can help save money on baby expenses.

Worried about how much your new bundle of joy is going to cost? You aren’t alone. Most expectant moms and dads know that babies can be expensive, especially during the first year. As a new mom I learned that buying in bulk can really save money on baby expenses and increase convenience.

Products like diapers, wipes, formula, and jars of baby food are used so frequently that you’ll be breaking into your “emergency backup stash” on a regular basis.  We know that you can’t wait to welcome your baby into the world, and we want you to be prepared. To make it easy for you, we’ve scouted the latest deals and located the best places to buy these every day essential baby products in bulk.

Trust our research, shop here first:

Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers

Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers

Diapers: Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers

Costco’s house brand diaper is cheaper than, Sam’s Club, and Amazon Moms Membership prices. They also gain top scores from our Viewpoints reviewers.

Store: Costco (Annual Membership is $55)

Cost: $19.99 for 136 count (that’s just 15 cents each!)

Score: 91/100

Note: Newborns can go through as many as 8 – 10 diapers per day.

Huggies Natural Care Scented Baby Wipes

Huggies Natural Care Scented Baby Wipes

Wipes: Huggies Natural Care Scented Baby Wipes

Huggies Natural Care wipes are well reviewed and almost always cheaper than most leading brands, including house brands (average savings is around a penny, but they add up!). Alcohol-free, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, these are gentle on baby.


Cost: $14.65 for 648 count (that’s 2 cents each!)

Score: 94/100

Note:  Sensitive wipes are ideal for newborns. Look for products labeled Natural and Fragrance free to minimize potential irritants.

up & up Infant Formula Gentle

up & up Infant Formula Gentle

Formula: Up & Up Infant Formula Gentle

Target’s house brand formula has added iron that pediatricians recommend.

Store: Target

Cost: $24.99 for 36 oz.

Score: 95/100

Note: Save $$ when you buy bulk; a 6-pack of this formula runs for $142.14 ($1.30 in savings). No time to run out? Target Subscription is free and provides automatic refills and free shipping.

Gerber Baby Food

Gerber Baby Food

Baby Food: Gerber Baby Food

Gerber has been making baby food since 1927. They sell it all, including many organic varieties.

Store: Sam’s Club (Annual Membership $45)

Cost: $8.98 for an 18 pack (3.5 oz containers)

Score: 89/100

Note: Sam’s Club bulk pricing on Gerber baby food will save you as much as 50 percemt.

Buy more, less often and you’ll save yourself a little bit of time and money. Stores are always looking for new ways to be more convenient and more competitive. Look for special subscription options on items you will be buying in bulk that may even offer free shipping.

Jessie Veith Rouleau (58 Posts)

Jessie Veith Rouleau is a full-time mom with two kids, Sam, 3, and Mia 2. When she’s not pushing strollers, buckling car seats, washing hands, and reading stories, she’s writing about the products that help make mom’s day a little bit easier. At the park, when you’re talking baby and kids, she’s listening.