Saturday, April 18, 2009

Doing It My Way Cheaper

Every year, new items are developed and created to make being a parent easier. I remember registering at Babies R Us for items that I didn't really need. You couldn't have told me otherwise. I did my research and I thought I had the whole mother thing figured out. No wonder I fell to pieces when I had my first baby. I. Was. Clueless. Aren't we all? Thank goodness. No one would have a child if they knew how hard the first one would be. Well, if they drank enough wine and forgot to worry about it...

So as we get closer and closer to the big day here in Indyworld, I am starting to freak out. In my attempt to create feelings of control, I have started to make lists of things we need. We have so much already but after my boys and four cousins have used all of our items, some of things are pretty nasty and making their way to the garbage. On our list, bibs, new BFA free bottles and diapers.

One of the new websites that I have found this time around is Diapers.com. Have you been there? I am shocked at the deals I am finding. As a first time buyer, I had a $10 off coupon (For this deal use code: Baby10) and if you spend over $49, you get free shipping. The cost of my diapers averaged .11 per diaper for Luvs. They have all major brands and you can send them your coupons to use. The diapers show up in two days and you are stress free. This will save more than the cost of diapers because it will keep me out of Target, Costco and Walmart. Priceless.

This time around, we are also dealing with a tighter budget. That's why I love Diapers.com. Not only is easier for parents, it is cheaper. And that doesn't happen often. Do you have any tips for parents for saving on diapers and formula? And please don't suggest breast feeding and cloth diapers. I hear you. I do, I swear. Third time around and I have to do it my way.

8 comments:

OHmommy said...

Screw the diapers.. in China infants wear slits in their pants and everytime the mother feels the muscles tense she squats the baby down. Much cheaper just to cut the the crotch off hand-me down pants then to order diapers online. I would SO do that for my 4th.

Can you imagine? At pre-school drop off? LOL

Kidding, for all you people that don't get my sarcastic humor. LOL.

Im2Sexy4MyVan said...

My Brother and SIL swear by diapers.com. They are both working parents and have 2 in diapers right now (diff sizes). The convenience factor alone sold them. But the savings is also a must-do.

Krystyn said...

Somebody was just telling me about diapers.com; I've got to check them out because Nat has the most sensitive skin and only Pampers Cruisers work (and they are the MOST expensive).

For formula, sign up with the companies so you get coupons like $5 off (in fact, I have several here, let me know what brand and if I have them, I can mail them to you).

Also, generics of formulas are regulated by the FDA, too (I'm sure you know this), so Sam's brand is just as good as Enfamil, etc.

Jessica said...

That's awesome that you're saving so much money - and it sounds incredibly convenient. When IS the big day?!

Laura said...

This time I would pull out the food processor and make the baby food and save the jarred stuff for travel. I would buy the regular rice cereal and not the baby rice cereal - cause it is really the same thing and buy more food in the regular aisle and not the baby aisle.

There is a beautiful crib and changing table at my MIL's if you need them.

MIT Mommy said...

It is so different with the third - I can only imagine what the fourth would have looked like.

Flea said...

I'm liking OHmommy's idea. If I had a 4th child, that's so what I would do.

Did you say whether you know if you're having a boy or girl?

Jeff9 said...

The best way to clean cloth diapers is to pre-rinse them off in the toilet using a Hand Bathroom Bidet Sprayer. So convenient and if you are trying to help the environment (and your pocket book) you can give it a double whammy by virtually eliminating toilet paper use at the same time as you benefit from using it on the diapers, by using it on yourself. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: "if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn't wipe it off with paper, would you? You'd wash it off" Available at www.bathroomsprayers.com they come in an inexpensive kit and can be installed without a plumber. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain. One review: http://jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2009/04/spray-it-or-scrub-it.html

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