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Stockpiling Saturday: Diaper Stockpile – When do I stop?

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 22, 2010 · 4 comments

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I’m a sucker for cheap diapers.   I don’t know what I’ll do when my son is out of diapers!  What will I get for cheap then???  Which brings me to my question – With 650 diapers stockpiled, when do I stop??  Our little “Bug” is 18 months old.  I see us starting to potty train after Christmas.  I don’t really plan on using Pull-ups.  I don’t particularly like them.  But this isn’t a parenting blog, so I will leave my opinions on that to myself.   
Back to the stockpile.  I have no idea how many diapers I use in a week or month.  I always have two packs open at a time because I use Pampers at night and other brands during the day.  We also have to send diapers to daycare so it’s not like I can say, I opened this pack on Monday and this many diapers lasted until Thursday.  Doesn’t work like that for us.  So I haven’t tried keeping up.  My best estimate is 7-9 diapers a day.  By that estimate, we have 90+ days worth of diapers just in our basement.  Not to count the 5-7 days worth in the diaper cabinet and at daycare.
So I know we have enough to get us until mid-August even if I don’t buy anymore.  So, and this may be a rhetorical question, but do I buy if I see a good deal or do I wait a few months before buying more?  Feel free to chime in on the comments section.  :)
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1 Lisa May 22, 2010 at 10:52 am

First: Kudos to you for starting potty training at 26 months. We're going to wait until MA can communicate her "needs" a little better (plus, our pediatrician said that it's almost not worth it until they wake up from their nap with a dry diaper, if you were reconsidering).

Second: I am a sucker for toothpaste stockpiling. We have about 8 tubes in our linen closet, but I did not pay more than $1 for any of them… and I've got the good stuff too (i.e. whitening, etc.)! I even remember getting one tube for $0.25 since CVS had it on a clearance rack!


2 Tabitha May 22, 2010 at 10:59 am


Having worked at the daycare for 8 years I have potty trained more than my fair share of kids (some with little help from the parents…) Tackling potty training is not something I dread. In fact I'm looking forward to it! I'm not saying it's going to work right away. But I want to go ahead and give it a go. I have heard of people potty training at 18-20 months. I think those people are crazy. I know Gavin would have NO idea right now. I mean, he does enjoying standing up and peeing in the bathtub but I don't think that means he's ready to potty train. LOL!

I have a toothpaste stockpile too. I probably have 8-10 as well. Most I got for free and none I paid over 25c for :)


3 Amanda May 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm

If you have extra diapers, Gavin has a little friend named Will at daycare that could always use extra diapers. Will's mommy always forgets to stock the diapers at daycare. If the diaper fairy came, we wouldn't mind! HAHA!!

We have no diaper stockpile or anyother kind of stockpile. If we ever get a small one started I just stop going to the store and we use up what we have. Then we always end up making quick trips to the grocery store and spending way too much money. I should try to do better!


4 Tabitha May 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm


The diaper fairy will remember Will when we have a potty trained little boy and lots of diapers left over. :)


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