There are no two ways around it – nappies are not only necessary for your baby, they can also be very expensive!
While some parents opt to save money by using cloth ones, there are other ways to save your precious pounds.
10 simple ways to save money on nappies
1. Save coupons
Keep your eye on money saving websites for some great deals. It may also be worth saving up your Boots/credit card/supermarket card points to stock up.
2. Take your time to switch sizes
The bigger the nappies gets, the more they tend cost – and most come with a suggested weight per size.
Sometimes the smaller sizes will still fit your baby for a few more weeks, even if they have gone up a few grams. Just make sure bubs is comfortable.
3. Don’t stock up on too many newborn sizes
Saying that, babies grow fast, so make sure you don’t stock up on too many newborn sizes as they’ll go to waste unless you hold onto them and use for baby number 2.
4. Use cloth nappies
They may be a bit more hard work, but by reverting to cloth nappies – even only a couple of times a week – you’ll save lots of money. These days, there are so many brands to choose from and many just have useable inserts that need to be washed.
5. Switch to cloth wipes
Nappies aren’t the only thing that come in cloth. You can save money by using cloth wipes or cutting a towel into small squares and rewashing it over and over again.
When you see a deal in store, bulk buy! It’ll save your wallet in the long run.
7. Be careful with how you put them on
By taking time to put the nappy on firmly, you’ll avoid leaks and going through more nappies.
8. Change brands for cheaper deals
Be willing to buy generic or alternate brands to help maximise your savings.
9. Try out samples
Some doctors, health clinics, or baby and children fairs give away free samples of nappies, so make sure you load up. You may also get some nappies at the hospital before and when you give birth.
10. Hold a nappy-themed baby shower
Ask that friends bring nappies instead of presents to your baby shower! This may sound a bit cheeky, but it’ll save people buying things your little one won’t need.
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