8 Ways to Save the Most Money on Diapers | Huggies, Luvs, Pampers, & More

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Oh how we love those diaper deals!

Did you know that (on average) babies go through around 2,700 disposable diapers per YEAR? That’s a lot of diapers! 😜 If you’re looking to save money on diaper brands like Huggies, Luvs, or Pampers, we’re here to help! Check out our diaper buying guide below to help you save lots on disposable diapers.

1. Aim for an average of 15¢ or less per diaper.

Diapers at Target

Thanks to helpful tools like the Diaper Calculator, you can estimate usage by week for how many diapers your baby will need. From there, you can view how many of each size will be used within the first year, thus helping you gauge your stock up amount.

Granted, all babies are unique, and these numbers may vary, but you’ll get a rough idea of how many diapers you’ll need. This tool also helps you avoid ending up with too many of one size only to outgrow them.

The price per diaper will vary based on the size (usually, the smaller the baby, the cheaper the diapers). However, on average, aim to stay below $0.15 per diaper. Have a calculator handy (or more realistically, your smartphone) to figure out the per diaper cost before making a purchase.

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Here are our stock up diaper prices for name-brands:

2. Shop the drugstores and discount stores.

diaper stock up deals — coupon at walgreens for diapers

Often it’s better to skip the grocery stores and head to where the deals are! Many drugstores often have sales that can be combined with coupons, along with the potential to earn rewards, like Register Rewards at Walgreens or ExtraCare Bucks at CVS, through their loyalty programs.

Also, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for digital coupons, gift card offers, Ibotta cash back offers, Target Circle offers, and diaper rebates to help you save even more!

Hip2Save's guide to save money on disposable diapers — ALDI Jumbo Pack Diapers

Or, if you have an ALDI nearby, you can score fantastic deals on their highly rated store brand diapers – no coupons needed! Because of their shorter hours, fewer product options, streamlined checkout, and exclusive brands, ALDI is able to offer baby items for significantly less than their competitors.

3. Bigger is not always better.

Hip2Save's guide to save money on disposable diapers — Huggies Little Snugglers COstco

You might be thinking 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 are able to find unadvertised diaper deals.

Be sure to follow our Diaper Deals page to stay in the know!

Hip2Save's guide to save money on disposable diapers — Luvs at Walmart

However, the game changes 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. Instead of using one coupon on a larger box of diapers unless they’re on clearance, why not reduce the size and use three coupons to purchase three smaller packages?

printable diaper coupons by Luvs diapers pack

Speaking of coupons, these sites often offer the best printable diaper coupons:

4. Automate your diaper delivery.

carrying amazon prime shipping boxes

Having your supply of diaper delivered right to your doorstep sounds pretty dreamy, right? A godsend for parents, Amazon Family gives Prime members a whopping 20% off of diapers, baby food, and more whenever you use Subscribe & Save (must subscribe to five or more products arriving on the same recurring delivery day to the same address).

Plus, you can often stack the savings with exclusive diaper digital coupons! That said, we advise ordering through Amazon only when there’s a hot deal (and you really need to take advantage of the home delivery); otherwise, you can often save more with coupons elsewhere.

5. Return extras for larger diaper sizes.

Hip2Save's guide to save money on disposable diapers — huggies newborn diapers package

Be sure to hang on to your receipts! If you end up with an extra pack of unopened diapers in a size your child has already 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 Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace so you don’t lose out on the investment.

Also, avoid stocking up on larger sizes (like sizes 4, 5, and 6) until you know the rate at which your little one is going through diapers. Since you could even end up potty training before using all your diapers, this would make the extras a waste of money unless you’re able to sell, gift, or return them.

6. Build an army of diaper shoppers.

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Enlist the help of family and friends to purchase discounted diapers if you find a hot deal with a maximum limit. If they’ve had kiddos of their own, they’ll understand how crucial diaper savings can be! Sending them the deal scenarios you find on Hip2Save is an easy way to give them the step-by-step instructions on how to redeem the deal for you to later reimburse them.

Speaking of which…

7. Like Our Hip2Save Baby Deals Facebook Page.

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Like our Baby Deals page on Facebook where we share all of the latest and hottest deals on all things baby – including diapers!

8. Look for FREE diapers!

Box filled with baby goodies from Amazon

Check out some of these resources for potentially free diapers:

  • Amazon Baby Registry: Create an Amazon baby registry and you’ll get a FREE welcome box filled with goodies for your little one (valued at up to $35) – including diapers!

  • Target Baby Registry: Consider making your registry with Target to not only give friends & family an easy and affordable place to shop for gifts but to also receive the welcome bag containing samples and coupons (along with diapers), all for FREE!

  • Walmart Baby Registry: When you create your baby registry with Walmart, you’ll score a FREE Welcome Baby Box ($40 value!) and other sign-up perks. The Welcome Box includes various samples like Pampers Pure diapers, Dr. Brown’s bottle, Aveeno Baby, Desitin, Johnson’s Baby, and more (note that samples may vary).

All of the best baby deals and sales this way!

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Comments 16

  1. Lpmousse

    I’ve bought Aldi diapers lately, and they work great for day time.

    • Jess

      My engineer husband ran a cost analysis on cloth diapering as well. 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!

      • Jervine87

        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

  2. J.H.509

    I would usually get the smaller packages with my coupons. I am VERY appreciative that my dad would ask ALL of his neighbors for their coupons. Since ALL his neighbors love him they would save the diaper coupons especially for me. It saved us tons of money. We had two in diapers. ¯\_ಠ_ಠ_/¯

  3. Laura

    I’m disappointed there’s nothing about cloth diapers. Modern cloth diapers that are much easier than old fashioned and even with sales and coupons, cloth diapering is cheaper.

    • patricialavenz-goff

      Most day cares will not take cloth diapers and some baby sitters won’t either.

      • Rae

        I used both cloth diapers and disposable diapers with my first baby. I liked cloth diapers at home but I was not a fan of it when I went out, and I took baby to daily mommy & baby activities. The cloth where not good for us in that situation. Modern cloth diapers have come a long way, and work great for a lot of families. I have enough disposable diapers to last my baby on the way quite awhile through the first year from shower gifts, and deals plus coupons. I am working on the baby wipe stockpile now.

  4. patricialavenz-goff

    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.

  5. Mary

    I calculated the cost of cloth diapers, the cost of laundering,the time spent, etc and for me, disposable (with coupons!) was the more cost effective option. I say do what makes you happy and comfortable. Thanks for the great baby deals!!

  6. Aubrey Beeson

    I get my diapers at sams club, their brand. I think they are just as good as pampers maybe better. They are definitely a lot cheaper then pampers. Their wipes are a steal also.

    • HipSaver

      Yes! We just discovered the Sams club brand diapers about 2 months ago and they ARE just as good as pampers! $core!

  7. Sarah

    Does anyone know why Pampers swaddlers newborn size has 84 diapers in the box and size 1 has 96? I thought the smaller the size the bigger the diaper count… I can’t figure this one out 🙂

  8. Court!

    Aldi diapers are terrible in my opinion. Don’t waste your time and money

    • Mj

      I use ALDI during the day and never have had any issues but we do not use them overnight. We use Huggies for bedtime.

  9. Hannah

    Jeeze cheapest I can find for size 3 is 21 cents per diaper that’s with a discount and coupon!

    • Diana

      Found some size three huggies on offerup for 17 cents each. Was trying to get a better deal for them and someone else bought all the seller had within a day of her posting. Live and learn I guess.

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