The DIY Mom of Twins Diaper Discounts
Children are expensive! When Matt and I found out we were expecting twins, we were over the moon. Then, we panicked a bit thinking about how much money it was going to cost to provide for the needs of our little ones. I started looking at my options and realized I needed to get creative. Matt and I decided years ago that it was best for our family if I stayed at home with our children. With that in mind, we knew we would have to sacrifice and budget! The following our companies, groups, and ideas geared towards moms of multiples. However, several of the companies will send you coupons if you have a singleton.
I know time is precious and taking your eyes off your tot for even a minute could result in a dare-devil stunt from your little one, so I went ahead and broke the money savers into categories for you to scan through quickly. If you decide to contact any of the following companies or groups, please send photocopies of the required documents. I hope this helps you breathe a little easier and helps you save some money.
When you send a copy of your twins birth certificates to HUGGIES, you will receive a packet of coupons for their diapers, pull ups, wipes, etc.
P. O. Box 2020
Neenah, WI 54957-2020
There is more paperwork involved, but well worth it! Pampers and Luvs are very generous companies. They will send you coupons regardless of whether or not you have multiples. So, singleton parents, send in your child’s information to get the coupons! All you need to send to the Pampers or Luvs corporate offices are your child’s name, address, and copy of hospital discharge papers. In return you will get high dollar coupons for diapers, wipes, lotions, other baby products, cleaning supplies, etc.
Pampers Multiple Birth Offer
The Procter & Gamble Company
P.O. Box 599
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Luvs Multiple Birth Offer
The Procter & Gamble Company
P.O. Box 599
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Amazon created a membership program that has deals for mamas (and other family members) called Amazon Mom. By signing up for Amazon Mom you get a 3 month free trial, 20% off diapers, exclusive discounts, and so much more. You will automatically be enrolled in Amazon Prime at the end of the trial and charged $99 per year for the upgraded membership. Amazon Prime has even more discounts and opportunities to save on items your child will need. If you do not want to upgrade, you must call Amazon and tell them you do not want to upgrade to Amazon Prime, otherwise you will be charged.
Provide information to Amazon on their website:
Big box stores hands down have the best prices on name brand diapers. BJ’s and COSTCO sell bulk packs of diapers. The advantage of purchasing in bulk is it drops the price per diaper. I have researched every name brand and created price comparison spread sheets. You cannot beat big box store prices. The same brand and quality of diaper, but for a fraction of the price! Warning: DO NOT BUY IN BULK IF YOUR LITTLE ONE IS CLOSING IN ON THE NEXT SIZE DIAPER. YOU WILL BE WASTING MONEY. A tip to keep in mind that saved me a ton of money: Keep your child in the smaller size diapers as long as possible because as they go up in size, the diapers are larger and cannot fit as many in the box, yet the box of diapers still costs the same in most cases.
‘Baby Cheapskate’ was one of the first baby books I read. It is a must for mamas that want to know exactly what they need for their baby and how to score deals. Baby Cheapskate also has a Facebook fan page. I highly recommend the page! You can trade diaper, wipe, etc coupons with other moms and save a good chunk of change! I also see mamas giving away their left over coupons to moms who are in need.
‘Like’ the Baby Cheapskate fan page:
I joined the Moms of Multiples chapter in Lexington, KY. I absolutely loved it! Not only do you make friends, get advice, and have play dates, you also save money by joining the club. There is a member fee, but it is not that much. I paid $30 for the year. The group holds consignment sales and has a sale section on their website where you can search items for sale and ask for donations of diaper supplies. I purchased new and EUC cloth diapers for a fraction of the retail price from one of their sales.
Sign up for Moms of Multiples:
Moms of Multiples
Sign up for National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc:
Believe it or not, I have found brand new packs of diapers that had been discounted at the TOTSWAP consignment event and other consignment stores. When you cannot find your receipt for an unopened pack of diapers, what do you do? Many moms consign their unopened diaper packs to recoup some of their money. Head to your local consignment events or shops to find great deals on name brand diapers!
There are a variety of cloth diapers you can choose from. When I looked into cloth diapering I found several brands I loved. My top three choices are Thirsties, bumGenius, and Fuzzibunz. You can purchase cloth diapers on their official websites, Amazon, retail stores, Facebook groups, etc.
I purchased Thirsties because their primarily because their diapers had snaps that allowed the diaper to grow with baby. I also was taken by their fun, bright, and whimsical diaper covers and read numerous reviews from moms raving about how they did to leak. My sisters in law use all three of the brands I listed and love them.
They offer sales periodically and Thirsties Thursday Giveaways. Thirsties also has an outlet section under the header, ‘Where to Buy’. Their online outlet provides incredible discounts, but they sell out quickly.
To view the complete product line for THIRSTIES:
To view the complete product line for bumGenius:
To view the complete product line for FuzziBunz:
I urge you to crunch the numbers and see if it is cheaper for you to use cloth or disposable. You will need to scrap or hose, launder, and dry cloth diapers. In addition to purchasing the diaper covers, you will need to purchase inserts, a wet diaper bag or gallon bucket with lid, cloth wipes, a sprayer, etc. You will need to also consider how often and how much it will cost you to launder the diapers.
If money is tight or you just want to do it yourself, here are several websites that offer cloth diaper and wipe tutorials.
SewMamaSew has the most comprehensive posts I have seen on how to make your own cloth diapers.
21 Random does a fantastic job explaining how to make cloth wipes.