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The Cost of Diapers Online from Low to High

With our two older kids we relied mostly on store brand disposable diapers from Kirkland and Target because we figured that was probably the best way to save money. To be fair, the best way to save money would have been to actually use the set of cloth diapers I bought when I was pregnant with Eva since they would have lasted through both kids, but sadly I have flaked out twice so far on the cloth diaper front. Yes, they are washed and waiting for Baby 3, but since I know myself well (and last minute trips to the store are a huge pain with all the kids) I thought I should probably take some time to look into diaper prices online.

Diaper price comparison

Here’s a comparative list of prices right now for diapers in size 1. I’m only looking at disposables here because the cost of cloth depends on how much it costs to wash them, which detergent you’re using, which brand you went with, etc. These costs are from low to high not including any coupons that are available.

Note: the prices are based on free shipping which is available to Amazon Prime members, people with a Target REDcard, and people with a Costco membership.

Cuties Baby Diapers
Price per diaper: $0.11
Four 50-count packs of diapers. A winner of the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval, these diapers offer exceptional leakage protection you can trust both day and night.

Luvs Ultra Leakguards Diapers
Price per diaper: $0.11
Box of 252 diapers. Luvs has NightLock Plus to lock away wetness, even overnight. Luvs diapers also have large, refastenable stretch tabs and a wide fastening area to help make diaper changing time easier too. They’re also super soft with a Leakguard core, to help keep baby dry and comfortable.

Kirkland Signature Supreme Diapers
Price per diaper: $0.14
Box of 192 diapers. Each diaper includes a wetness indicator2 that changes from yellow to blue green when wet, letting parents know when it’s changing time. Kirkland Signature™ Supreme Diapers also feature a pocketed waistband2 to keep runny messes in the diaper, where they belong.

Munchkin Super Premium Diapers
Price per diaper: $0.14
1 case – 176 count diapers. Munchkin diapers have stretch-fit panels and tabs on the sides, so you can adjust the diaper for a better fit for baby.

Target Store Brand Diapers
Price per diaper: $0.16
A soft inner liner is gentle against your baby’s sensitive skin. Because it’s hypoallergenic, it’s less likely to cause an allergic reaction.

Pampers Swaddlers
Price per diaper: $0.16
Box of 216 diapers. Swaddlers wetness indicator tells you when your baby might need a change. Unique Absorb Away Liner pulls wetness and mess away from your baby’s skin. Extra Absorb Channels to help distribute wetness evenly for up to 12 hours of protection.

Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers
Price per diaper: $0.17
Box of 112 diapers. Featuring adorable Mickey Mouse designs, Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers Size 1 fits babies from 8 to 14 lb. Triple layer protection helps stop leaks.

Seventh Generation Baby Diapers, Free and Clear for Sensitive Skin
Price per diaper: $0.24
Four packs of 40 diapers. Our diapers are hypoallergenic, free from lotions and fragrances, and the core of our diaper is free from chlorine bleaching. The wood pulp in the core of our diapers is sustainably sourced and FSC® certified, helping to protect the world’s forests and the animals who depend on them.

Nature Babycare Eco-Diapers
Price per diaper: $0.26
Pack of 104 diapers. The only diaper that is naturally breathable. Made from organic GMO-free corn-based material. 100% chlorine-free, latex free, perfume-free and hypoallergenic.

Earth’s Best Diapers
Price per diaper: $0.42
One pack of 44 diapers. Earth’s Best knows that a healthy lifestyle means more than eating pure and nutritious foods. So we offer a full line of chlorine free diapers and wipes, and body care products made with organic ingredients for infants and toddlers.

The Honest Company
Price per diaper: $0.45
Pack of 44 diapers in skull print. The Honest Company Diapers are ultra absorbent, eco-friendly, extra soft, hypoallergenic, free of chlorine processing & risky additives (like fragrances, lotions, and latex).

Of course, cheaper isn’t always better when it comes to diapers and some people find that their kids have reactions to certain diapers which is why the ones made for sensitive skin tend to be a little more pricey. That being said, I was surprised that buying store brands in bulk didn’t mean that I was paying the cheapest possible price. A few cents isn’t much but when you think about the fact that babies use more than 2000 disposable diapers in the first year alone, those nickels can add up quickly.

(To spell it out for you, at five cents per diaper for 2000 diapers, you’ll spend an extra $100 in the first year alone. Blah. Those cloth diapers are looking better, am I right?)

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