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:
Diapers: Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers
Costco’s house brand diaper is cheaper than Diapers.com, 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!)
Note: Newborns can go through as many as 8 – 10 diapers per day.
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!)
Note: Sensitive wipes are ideal for newborns. Look for products labeled Natural and Fragrance free to minimize potential irritants.
Formula: Up & Up Infant Formula Gentle
Target’s house brand formula has added iron that pediatricians recommend.
Cost: $24.99 for 36 oz.
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.
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)
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.