Stock-Up Pricing on Baby Diapers, Wipes, Formula and More!

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Nothing brings as much joy as a new baby, but it also brings some crazy expenses.  In addition to the one-time expenses of furnishing your nursery, you’ll have ongoing expenses for up to three years after your baby is born.  It’s a great idea to stock up on these items when prices are at their lowest, so you can avoid last-minute full price trips.  But, knowing when to stock up can be tricky, so we’ve compiled a list for you all on the best stock-up pricing for babies.

  • Diapers – The #1 item you’ll need to stock up on because it is likely the one you will use the longest, along with wipes. If you’re stocking up while pregnant, avoid getting too many of the newborn size.  Skip to size 1 instead.  In my experience, my kids spent the longest time in size 3 so that is what I recommend grabbing the most of.  Unless, you buy clearance items (like holiday diapers), you can always exchange them for a bigger size.

    • Size 1 – $0.08 per diaper
    • Size 2- $0.10 per diaper
    • Size 3- $0.11 per diaper
    • Size 4- $0.13 per diaper
    • Size 5- $0.16 per diaper
    • Size 6- $0.17 per diaper
    • Pull-ups – $0.19 per diaper
    • Swim Diapers – around $.25 per diaper (I have actually been able to pick these up at end of season sales for around $1 a pack!)


  • Baby Wipes – You can never have too many.  I stocked up on over 100 packs when they were free at Kroger and kept them in a closet; not one went dry or unused.

    • $1 for a single pack  (I am able to get these often for $0.49 or free)
    • $3 for a refill pack







  • Formula – Make sure to sign up for freebies and coupons straight from your favorite brand, then watch for sales to get the best deals. Drug stores often have money-back deals.

    • $14 for Similac, Enfamil, or other name brands
    • $9 if you are buying store brand






  • Diaper Cream

    • $2 for any brand







  • Baby Lotions and Shampoo – You can get the generic forms of these for $1 any day at dollar stores, so your goal should be to get the same price for name brands.

    • $1 for name brands







  • Bottles – Prices vary so much depending on the brand you choose.  My best tip is to wait for a BOGO or BOGO 50% sale and grab a few at that time.  Sign up for the baby stores and they’ll send you $5 off $15 coupons that will help.

    • 50% off retail price of your favorite brand







  • Baby Food Jars – Serving home-made is ideal, but you’ve got to consider that your little one will probably only be eating the mushy foods for a few months so buying a food processor for that short of a time is not cost-effective.

    • $0.30 per jar








  • Pacifiers – I have seen these go for free many times, especially at drug stores, but any price below $1 is great.

    • $1 each