18 Ways to Get Free or Cheap Diapers!

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Wondering how to get cheap diapers? We’re sharing how to score the best diaper deals for your baby! Follow our tips to find cheap or even FREE diapers!

Huggies Special Delivery Diapers on Target Cart

Oh, how we love those diaper deals!

We all know babies go through a lot of diapers (7,000 on average before they’re potty trained 😱), so we are sharing all the tips to help you score the BEST diaper deals, including how to score FREE diapers!

Hip Tip: Before you do any shopping, check out our post on the cheapest diaper prices of the week!

Here are 18 best tips for finding cheap and free diapers:

1. Use a diaper calculator to know exactly how many diapers you need.

Person using a diaper calculator as a way how to get cheap diapers

Estimate your baby’s diaper usage with handy tools like a Diaper Calculator. You can view roughly how many of each size you’ll need within the first year and see an approximate price comparison of major brands. This way you can stock up on cheap diapers when you see them and also avoid ending up with too many of one size before your child outgrows them.

The numbers will vary based on your own usage and your little one, but you can at least get a rough idea of how many diapers you’ll need. It could be useful to use when you’re trying to calculate how many diapers to ask for on a baby registry, too!

pampers diapers from walmart

The price per diaper will vary based on the size and usually, the smaller the size, the cheaper the diapers.

However, on average, aim to stay at or below 18¢ each to know you’re getting the best diaper prices. Have your calculator handy to figure out the per diaper cost before making a purchase or view the per count price when ordering online.

2. For the cheapest diapers, drugstores, and discount stores often have the best diaper coupons!

diaper deals coupon at walgreens for cheap diapers

Skip the grocery store and make a trip to the drugstore! Drugstores often have sales that can be combined with digital or printable coupons. You can also earn store rewards through their loyalty programs, like MyWalgreens Rewards at Walgreens or ExtraCare Bucks at CVS. Sign up for these rewards and keep an eye out for future sales!

Hip readers agree that drug stores often have the cheapest diapers…

“Walgreens and CVS often run deals on the jumbo packs as well that will score those packs for more than 50% off when you combine coupons with cash back offers and rewards. At the very least, you can save by buying other items your family needs like toothpaste and then using the rewards from those purchases to make your out-of-pocket cost on these diapers much less than you’d pay elsewhere.”

“I use to get them at CVS with my $10 Carepass and combined with personalized coupons and sales. When they are BOGO 50% it comes out to a great deal.”

3. To get the best diaper prices whenever they’re available, stack coupons, gift card offers, and more.

boxes of pampers diapers in target shopping cart

Keep your eyes peeled for digital coupons, stackable gift card offers, Ibotta cash back offers, Target Circle offers, and diaper rebates to help you save even more! Hip2Save’s Nicole suggests checking for P&G rebates as Pampers are often included in Target’s offers! The store also provides discounts and a free welcome kit to those who create a baby registry.

Another place to scoop up great diaper deals is Kroger. They often have a $10 off $40 baby product purchases offer, and the deals are even hotter when you stack coupons and cash back rebates. Plus their store brand, Comfort Diapers, is pretty good quality with a low price.

Here’s how some Hip readers are saving on diapers at Kroger and Target…

“Kroger is a great place to get diapers too. They have multiple sales along with Catalina rewards for diapers and baby products. You can also double dip by the diaper company having a deal and Kroger having a deal and you can use coupons and Ibotta also to get more savings.”  – Patricia

“I love the Target brand diapers. I put every size on my baby registry, wait for the $15 gift card with $75 purchase or ($20 off $100) sales (and sometimes I can time it with sales on the up and up diapers themselves) and then bulk buy for a whole year by stacking the sales with my baby registry percentage off. Typically, I’ve been able to get somewhere between 30 and 40% off of regular price which is already better than name brands..” – Jessica

4. Wondering how to get cheap diapers? Seasoned moms think ALDI diapers offer the best value for your buck.

ALDI Little Journey diapers, one of the cheapest diapers to buy

If you have an ALDI nearby, you can score fantastic prices on diapers. This includes their highly rated store-brand diapers, and no coupons are needed! Because of its shorter hours, fewer product options, streamlined checkout, and exclusive brands, ALDI is able to offer baby items for significantly less than nearly every competitor!

Hip readers love Aldi diapers…

“ALDI diapers perform extremely well even as overnight diapers. They are very affordable even at the shelf price. If you want a great diaper at a no-fuss price, these are always my recommendation. They are still the main staple in my home.”  – Stacy

5. When it comes to the best diaper prices, bigger is not always better. Make sure your warehouse deal is truly the best.

boxes of Kirkland diapers on display at Costco, one of our favorite cheap diapers

You might think that warehouse stores would always be the sweet spot for diaper savings, right? Well…only sometimes. Buying in bulk CAN save you a lot of money whenever you’re buying warehouse store brands, shopping the monthly Instant Savings deals, or finding unadvertised diaper deals.

A lot of moms think the Kirkland brand at Costco is very similar to Huggies, so if you see a truly good deal, it’s not a bad idea to snag a box to try. You can often find Kirkland diapers for 20¢ or less each!

Here are our reader’s thoughts on warehouse diaper brands and deals:

“Our favorite diapers are the Kirkland diapers… already good deal at their regular price, but they go on sale usually around June so I stock up! Also, you can [often] get a $100 Instacart gift card for $80 at Costco. Then, I use it to have diapers delivered because who wants to bring twin babies and a 2 year old to the store when you can have diapers delivered for cheaper than going in and buying them yourself. 🤣– Nikki

“Sam’s brand diapers [are] more for your buck and [the best] quality I’ve ever used. 👌🏻Same with wipes and formula!!” – Celest

walgreens coupons for diapers

However, warehouse store brands might not be the best deal when you factor in high-value diaper coupons (especially with no size limit!), store sales, gift card promotions (hello Target!), or even everyday low prices. Check the prices carefully! Instead of using one coupon on a larger box of diapers unless they’re on clearance, reduce the size and use three coupons to purchase three smaller packages!

These sites often offer the best printable diaper coupons:

6. Want cheap diapers? Save around 20% with Amazon Household & get diapers delivered right to your door!

woman next to stack of amazon boxes

No one wants to pack up their new baby and diaper bag just to run to the store for diapers. Having your supply of diapers delivered right to your doorstep is a godsend for busy new parents!

Amazon Household offers up to 20% off diapers, baby food, and more whenever you use Subscribe & Save and have five or more subscriptions arriving on the same delivery day. Plus, it’s free with your Prime Membership, and you can often stack the savings with Amazon’s diaper digital coupons!

7. Don’t switch to a larger size until your kiddo is truly ready.

toddler boy playing with cheap hello bello diapers

Diapers become more expensive the larger the size. Though diaper packaging has a recommended age range, your child may fit into the smaller size longer than is recommended. If so, you can save on diapers by keeping them in the smaller size until they truly grow out of it. If you aren’t experiencing a lot of leaks, that smaller diaper may fit just fine.

ThriftyFrugalMom has a trick to keeping a child in a smaller size. She advises to adjust the diaper to where they are prone to leaking. If your child leaks from the top, you can pull the diaper forward when putting it on them.

The same goes for leaking from the back – just pull the diaper higher in the back. If you experience leaking even after this trick, it’s time to switch to a larger size. So smart!

8. Return or exchange unused diaper sizes for larger ones when you need them. Or, buy and sell diapers on Facebook Marketplace.

hand holding a pack of Huggies diapers

Be sure to hang on to your receipts! If you end up with an extra pack of unopened diapers in sizes, your child has outgrown, see if you can swap them for a bigger size at the store with your receipt. If not, try selling new, unopened packages on sites like a local mom’s group or Facebook Marketplace (you might even find cheap diapers for sale here, too).

As a tip, avoid stocking up on larger sizes (like sizes 5 and 6) until you know the rate at which your little one is growing. You could even end up potty training before using all your diapers, and this would make the extras a waste of money unless you’re able to sell, gift, or return them.

Hip readers love using Facebook Marketplace to find cheap or free diapers:

“I’ve been buying unopened boxes and sleeves from Facebook Marketplace. A lot of mommas in my area are selling sizes their kiddo outgrew and it’s worked great for me! I love the Kirkland brand from Costco so search specifically for folks selling those.” – Sarah

“Does you area you live have a free swap Facebook page? We have one for our neighborhood and surrounding area. I try to jump on posts when people are giving them away. It’s a good place to get rid of your extra diapers too!” – Ashley

9. Build an army of shoppers to help find the best diaper prices (or even gift you diapers).

diaper deals and coupons to print next to a cheap Luv Diapers package

Find a hot deal, but it has a maximum limit? Enlist the help of family and friends to help you stock up! Sending them the deal scenarios you find on Hip2Save is an easy way to give them step-by-step instructions on redeeming the deal. 😉

Also, if your friends and family have an Amazon account, ask them to keep an eye out for deals there, too. According to my Hip2Save Sidekick, Chelsey, Amazon often offers huge discounts to those who are making their first diaper purchase, and they may be able to score HOT buys for you.

And the next time a birthday or holiday rolls around, ask them for diapers – it will be a present that will go to good use!

Here’s how Hip2Save readers are utilizing their social circle to find free or cheap diapers…

“I am VERY appreciative my dad would ask ALL of his neighbors for their coupons. Since they love him they would always save the diaper coupons for me and it saved us tons of money when we had two in diapers.” – Jan

“Having a diaper donation during your pregnancy is cheapest way I believe. Ask different people each week to donate different sizes each month. You generally don’t need a lot newborns or size 1. But 2 and 4 you use for while. Also, check goodwill they have diapers, mostly open packs but still usable.” – Marcia

10. Look for FREE diapers in the form of samples.

Box filled with baby goodies from Amazon

Sometimes, you can get FREE diapers! While diaper freebies aren’t a way to diaper your baby indefinitely, there are no diaper deals sweeter than the ones you didn’t have to pay for!

During your pregnancy is the perfect time to start stocking up on free diapers since many companies offer them (as well as other baby freebies) in welcome packages, which can be valued at over $100! Some companies to contact for samples include Bamboo Nature, Huggies, Luvs, Pampers. The Honest Company doesn’t provide free samples but they do sometimes have a discounted trial kit.

Plus, bookmark our Freebies page, where we sometimes share free diaper samples! These diaper samples are also a great way to test out diapers and potentially find a new favorite that costs less than your go-to brand.

11. Check with your pediatrician, doctor, or insurance.

a nurse wearing a stethoscope

It never hurts to check with your doctors to see if they can provide you with free samples of diapers or point you to a community resource that may offer them. Your doctors may even have samples of baby formula and other necessities, too! It also doesn’t hurt to contact your insurance if your child has a medical need for diapers.

Hip2Save reader Lizzy suggests contacting your insurance for free diapers:

“If a kid is 3 years old [and] isn’t potty trained yet, [there] may be some delays [like] ADHD, autism, etc. The insurance will pay for diapers if there are any delays.”  

12. To get cheap diapers, use the FREE Amazon Alexa Shopping list to score cash back & lower your diaper cost.Use Amazon Alexa to get the best diaper deals and best diaper prices like shown in this Huggies offer

Download the FREE Alexa Amazon app to find cash back offers on baby products and other household goods. You don’t even need an Alexa device to use the app and score these diaper deals!

Simply follow our instructions on how to claim offers. You’ll receive cash back for your purchases in the form of an Amazon credit. These Amazon credits can be used to buy more diapers, Pull-ups, or anything else your family needs!

13. For the best diaper deals, join a rewards program.

Phone showing the Pampers Club Rewards app which can score you free diapers

Many popular diaper brands offer rewards programs, including Pampers. The Pampers Rewards program has their own app where you can earn points towards free diapers and also score coupons and discounts. Right now, you’ll receive $30 towards Ergobaby products just for registering! You’ll also get $5 in Pampers Cash on your first three transactions!

14. When you see a great diaper deal, be sure to stock up!

3 boxes of Huggies Diapers and 2 pack of Wipes

Hip2Save’s Chelsey encourages you to take advantage of diaper clearance deals:

“Some brands like Hello Bello offer seasonal prints at Walmart. After the season is over, they’ll clearance them out for super cheap. Last year I got big boxes of Christmas diapers for $4 each, and I totally filled my cart with them. If my kiddo outgrows the size before I get to them, they are easy to sell on FB marketplace or give to friends with kids.”

15. Can’t find free diapers? Get outside and… ditch the diapers altogether!

toddlers standing outside barefoot and naked with hose

You may find your little one enjoys being the way they came into this world…naked. Whether they’re constantly ripping their diaper off or are just more comfortable in their own skin, this could be a simple solution to help cut down on diaper usage.

Depending on your outdoor living space, the weather, and your love for embracing nature, this could be a great summer alternative while they’re still little. 😊 Of course, everyone’s comfort level is different, and this won’t cut out diapers entirely, but over time, it could definitely save you some money.

Fun Fact: Did you know numerous studies show being barefoot outside makes you happier and healthier? 😍 All the more reason to ditch the diapers!

16. Cloth diapers are reusable & can be used for multiple babies.

woman pulling open drawer with colorful cloth diapers inside

While not for everyone, cloth diapering is a wonderful way to save money on diapers, and it is the preferred method for many Hip2save readers. Cloth diapers may cost more upfront until you build up your stash, but in the long haul, they’ll more than pay for themselves.

Plus, if you plan to have more than one child, they can be reused for multiple children, meaning you’ll never have to buy diapers again!

baby wearing owl print on cloth diaper

Here’s what some of our Hip readers said about their cloth diapering experience…

“My engineer husband ran a cost analysis on cloth diapering. He found that after 10 months of cloth diapering, they pay for themselves. We’re now pregnant with baby #4, so the cloth diapers have been a huge blessing for us. I highly recommend them, especially if you plan on having more than 1 child. And a huge thanks to Hip2Save! I can stock up on disposables when this momma gets tired!” – Jess

“Cloth diaper family here too! We’re on baby 3 and they’re as good as new and all 3 kids have used to same 24 diapers we bought over 5 years ago.” – Jervine

17. Find free diapers through diaper banks and community organizations.

Luvs Size 3 Diapers

There may be community organizations or diaper banks in your area that can provide you free diapers – disposable or cloth. Search online for diaper banks in your area, or use the National Diaper Bank Network to find one near you. Also, check with women’s organizations in your community or those that provide resources to low-income families.

These readers recommend utilizing community services to find free diapers…

“Talk to WIC, county health department, hospitals, or baby grow organizations. A lot have diaper programs as well as other assistance. Food pantries also will sometimes have them.” – Tanya

“We have a diaper bank in our city. I used to volunteer. This is how it worked when I was there. For little ones, we give 25 diapers per week and a package of wipes. We also try to have adult products available for seniors in need.” – Michelle

18. Is your kiddo close to being potty-trained? Try these clever tips to cut down on diaper costs…

child wearing training pants

If your child is almost potty-trained and you’re tired of buying diapers, Hip readers have some tips for you! Use these clever tricks to help your kiddo hurry up and ditch those diapers for good!

Try these potty-training tips from readers…

“Buy their absolute favorite character on underwear because they don’t want to get ‘so n so’ wet [as] it would make that character sad. Works like a charm.”Teresa

“When we were potty training near the end we used “guards” incontinence pads. To line their underwear. It gives the feel and fun of wearing underwear but when they pee they don’t fill their shoes or soak the bed. They do get damp so they get the negative feeling of peeing themselves.” – Tiff

Stocking your nursery? Shop other great baby deals! Plus, see how I potty-trained my THREE kids in just one week!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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