Thursday, January 9, 2020

Creating the Ultimate Diaper Bag for the Least Amount of Money

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Regarding recommendations: It's hard to trust review sites so instead I linked to the products by the number of sales.  From there you can see what the prices are, the ratings, and the amount sold and make a good decision.  

DIAPERS AND WIPES

Coupons combined with store rewards programs

The cheapest way to buy diapers is buy combining coupons and store savings/reward programs.  First look for the coupons and then see which stores have reward deals before the expiration dates.

Subscribe and save


Although this won't save you as much money it will save you a lot of time.  Having diapers delivered straight to your door is so helpful.

Amazon's subscription service often offers additional savings.  Here are links to their best selling diapers and wipes in order of sales.  This list is updated hourly.  All items listed have the subscribe and save feature.

CHANGING PAD

A good changing pad is important.  Funny that the number two selling pad is a pack of disposables.

PLASTIC BAGS

You can get these for free in grocery store recycle bins or buy a box of small bags at the dollar store.

BOTTLES

Bottles don't go bad and don't really need to be replaced unless you're prone to losing them so it's worth investing in a good baby bottle.

The Comotomo Baby Bottle is currently the number one selling bottle.  The are said to be deisgned to most closely mimic breastfeeding to reduce bottle rejection and nipple confusion issue.  

The Dr. Brown's Original Bottle is the number two bottle and a much better value.  It's major feature is it's vent system which eliminates negative pressure and air bubbles to help reduce colic, spit up, burping and gas.

Here's a link to the full list of best selling baby bottles in order of sales.    

NURSING COVER 

You may or may not want a nursing cover.  Pretty much any small blanket or scarf or towel would work for this.  

BURP CLOTHS 

Cloth diapers work really well, but you can use pretty much any towel for this.  Many dollar stores have baby sections you might be able to find one in.

PACIFIERS

Not having a pacifier at all will save you money, but if baby is prone to thumb sucking and needs soothing Philips Advent Soothies hold the top 3 spots.   

SUNSCREEN

Sunscreen can be expensive.  If you are a planner the best way to save is use coupons and buy the clearanced sunscreen in the fall.  You can also find lots of sunscreen sales right before the summer starts and stock up.  Also, make sure to have a sun hat.  

TISSUES

Dollar stores are probably the best place to buy these.  They often have the little travel packs.  

AN EXTRA SET OF CLOTHING

You never know when an accident is going to happen and having that extra set of clothes is really helpful.  

PLAY THINGS

Having something for baby to keep baby entertained can be helpful as well.  Dollar Stores usually have books and baby sections with toys designed for infants.  

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