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How does not buying a single diaper for the whole first year of your baby’s life sound? It’s totally doable.
Use the KCL stock-up price list to determine when to buy at a stock-up price and pace yourself with coupon deals over the course of 38 weeks. I’ll show you how!
Keep in mind, every baby is different and this plan is based on a 7 lb baby. If your baby is smaller at birth, you’ll need more Newborn size and if the baby is bigger — say, pushing 10 lbs., you may need very few Newborn-size diapers.
A 7 lb. baby can burn through 2,457 diapers in one year. Check it out:
Up to 12 weeks along: Buy at least 310 Newborn Size diapers.
Congrats! You’re pregnant. Celebrate by eating your favorite food while it still sounds good.
With a 7-lb. baby, you’re looking at close to 630 Newborn diapers. (Use Diaper Planner to firm up your numbers as you get closer to delivery.)
I suggest you keep it simple during the first trimester, and focus on about 10 packs of diapers for your stockpile. At 31 diapers in a pack, this will get you to over 300 diapers.
13-20 weeks along: Buy 320 Newborn and 574 Size 1 diapers.
Ah, the glorious first half of the second trimester.
You’re probably feeling less nauseated and your baby bump isn’t making it hard to get in and out of the car yet. #win
Time to get more serious about stocking up. Focus on completing your Newborn and Size 1 diaper collections.
This is 894 diapers, which rounds out to about 28 small packs of Huggies or Pampers diapers. That’s four diaper deals per week at this stage. When you see a diaper coupon, ask your loved ones to print it for you, and plan to visit the store a few times while the coupon is good.
TIP: Look for Target gift card deals like $10-off-a-$50 baby purchase that you can stack with a brand that’s on sale.
21-28 weeks along: Buy 588 Size 2 and 300 Size 3 diapers.
Get your game face on, mama, because we are hitting it hard during the remaining days of your second trimester.
You’ll thank me when you’re putting your feet up and not buying a single diaper in the weeks before you give birth.
You need a total of 888 diapers in these seven weeks, which is just a tiny bit less than the last phase. So, aim for 28 packs of diapers again.
TIP: If you strike out finding diaper deals as quickly as you need them, consider other options like Amazon Family. Prime members save 20% on baby items like diapers with a recurring (think: once a week) delivery date.
29-38 weeks along: Buy 300 Size 3 diapers.
Honestly? You’ll need about 12 Jumbo Packs of Size 3 diapers to get there. Why not register for only Size 3 diapers when you’re first pregnant and also request them as gifts at showers?
If you do coupon deals, you’re looking at just one or two deals a week in order to get there. Totally doable.
Pat yourself on the back and don’t think about buying diapers for a whole year. (Unless you’ve got the couponing bug. In that case, keep getting those diaper deals, girl.)
TIP: Running out of space for all those diapers? Get creative with these small space hacks.