Listen up mamas:
Changing your baby’s diaper has to be the least favorite household chore. Am I right?
These hacks won’t make changing a diaper any more fun, but it should make it easier — and that’s a win in my book.
Check out the best 23 diaper hacks that you need in your mom-arsenal like, today.
1. Score free diapers.
There are 12 easy ways that every new mom can score free diapers. Take advantage of these freebies!
2. Treat diaper rash and eczema with coconut oil.
After a bath or diaper changes, apply coconut oil around the diaper area.
Coconut oil will help moisturize the skin while acting as an antibacterial.
3. Check if a diaper is wet or dirty (without opening the diaper) by checking the diaper’s color line.
Most diapers are made with a yellow line in the front that turns blue when your baby is wet.
4. Skip expensive Diaper Genie refills and use scented garbage bags instead.
Just pull the garbage bag through the middle of the empty Diaper Genie refill cartridge. Then pull the two red tabs to tighten.
At about $19.99 for three Diaper Genie refills, you’ll save hundreds over a few years — especially if you use coupons to buy the garbage bags.
5. Install a red light bulb in your nursery lamp for changing diapers at night.
Red light is less harsh on the eyes so both you and your baby will fall asleep faster after a midnight diaper change.
6. Avoid blowout disaster by pulling onesies down instead of over their head.
That’s actually the purpose of the envelope folds on a onesie — to allow you to pull the onesie down off your baby instead of pulling it over their head!
7. Use Ibotta rebates to save on diapers — especially at Costco.
You can pretty much use Ibotta and Checkout 51 anywhere where diapers are sold. Just make sure you buy the specified product and submit a photo of your receipt for cash back, usually within 24 hours.
8. Prevent your toddler from removing their diaper by zipping their pj’s in the back.
When your little one reaches that point where they’d rather be naked than wear their clothes or diaper, prevent them from taking off both by zipping up their one-piece pj’s in the back.
9. Cure diaper rash by making a paste out of Mylanta and baking soda.
This diaper rash paste gets it done, you guys. Oh Mylanta!
10. Reuse a wipes container to store and easily dispense plastic bags.
Transporting dirty diapers on the road just got easier and less gross.
11. Make your own baby wipes.
You’ll need a roll of paper towels, 2 1/4 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of baby shampoo and 1 tablespoon of baby oil.
First, cut the paper towel roll in half, and place it into a container with a lid.
Mix all the ingredients in a separate bowl, and pour the mixture over the top of the paper towels. All paper towels have a cardboard tube in the middle, so remove the tube, and pull up baby wipes!
There are other easy DIY baby items you can make that’ll save you hundreds.
12. Remove meconium.
Coconut oil is a miracle worker when it comes to removing meconium — that tar-like substance that comes out during the first few bowel movements.
Use coconut oil to remove that nasty residue.
13. Use a makeup brush to “paint” diaper cream on your baby instead of getting it on your hands.
14. Use a basket to make diaper supplies portable.
Snag a basket similar to this from the dollar store; stock the basket with baby wipes, a few diapers and a change of clothes — just in case of a blowout.
15. Avoid getting peed on by wiping a wet wipe across their belly before opening the diaper.
This will likely inspire your baby to pee in the diaper before you open it.
16. Stack coupons with sales to save on diapers.
There’s no reason to ever pay full price on diapers — especially if you have the free Krazy Coupon Lady app.
KCL will tell you where and when to get the best diaper deals. We’ll even tell you where to print free coupons for brands like Huggies and Pampers.
Diaper deals come around often, and when they do, stock up to last you until the next sale!
17. Use diaper-time-only toys.
Give your babies (or toddlers still in diapers) a toy that they only get when they have their diapers changed. This will keep them entertained while you can get down to business.
18. Roll the onesie over their arms while changing their diaper.
It’s like a baby straightjacket — but better.
19. Double-up diapers for overnight leaks.
For the second diaper, you’ll need a size bigger so it’ll fit over their first diaper.
20. Place a new diaper under the old diaper when changing.
Open a new diaper and place it under their current diaper you are changing. Clean up and remove the dirty diaper. Place baby directly into the clean diaper. Voila!
21. Turn an empty wipes holder into a travel diaper-changing station.
Attach a small wipes package to the top of the holder with rubber bands, and store extra diapers with a change of clothes in the bottom.
22. Pack Lysol travel wipes in your diaper bag for easy sanitizing in public restrooms.
23. Save 20% on diapers and baby food every time with Amazon Family.
Amazon Prime members get 20% off diapers and baby food when they order through Amazon Family and Subscribe & Save. No coupons needed!
When you subscribe to at least five baby products through Amazon Family and Subscribe & Save, you’ll automatically receive 20% off.