“Real moms are never perfect. And perfect moms are never real.” – WondermomWannabe
Motherhood is one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs in the world. If you’re a mom or expecting, I’m reaching out my arms to give you a big hug and tell you that YOU’RE amazing.
There’ll be times when you’ll feel helpless and panicky but we’ve all been there. There is no “right” way to be a mother but just follow your gut and do you.
Another aspect of having a baby is that it’s pretty darn expensive. Parents can change at least 10 soiled or wet diapers daily in the first month of a newborn. Wow!
With that much diaper turnover, we wanted to give you some tips on easy ways to save on diapers that every mom should know about.
Maximize those Cash Back Apps to Save on Diapers
Cashback apps have become my savior in saving money on almost everything on the planet and especially on baby stuff.
Because if you’re already buying the item, you might as well find some ways to squeeze some cash back right?
Ibotta is one of my absolute favorites and my circle of mom friends (and savvy non-mom friends) all swear by it.
I get cash back at Walmart, Target, Buy Buy Baby, and even Amazon for my purchases.
Just look at these deals:
- $8.00 cash back at Gerber Good Start Formula
- $3.50 cash back Similac Infant Formula
- $3.00 cash back Gerber Organic Pouches
- $5.00 cash back Pampers Training Underwear
- $2.00 cash back Coppertone WaterBABIES Sunscreen
- $2.00 cash back AVEENO Baby Products
And that’s just a small sample.
Ibotta is super easy to use — Just find the offers that interest you, tap the + sign to add to your list, and after you buy the items, scan your receipt to get cash back within 48 hours.
They have thousands of offers available and a ton of retailer and online stores to get cash back from. Even sweeter, when you upload your first receipt, you’ll get a $10 welcome bonus.
I’ve already saved hundreds since I’ve used Ibotta so get on that savings train if you haven’t yet.
Get Free Money for Your Receipts
This app is easy to use, you just need to scan in a receipt and you’ll earn points towards free money. It’s called. Shop at any grocery store, convenience store, club store, neighborhood store, or big box store for your baby needs, take a picture of your receipt with the app, and that’s it. (Favorites include Target, Kroger, and Walmart!)
Grab $10 – Plus Cash Back for Shopping Online
Who’s been around for 20 years and have over 10 million members because they know what they’re doing?
We love this cash back site for its simplicity and for the fact you just get money back for things you’re already purchasing. It’s pretty close to getting free money.
In fact, they’re giving our readers a $10 welcome bonus to anyone that signs up to be a member.
Membership is free and you earn 1% – 25% on over 2,500+ online retailers.
No need to fill out any rebate forms or redeem points to get your money. You just earn cash back and you get paid every 3 months via PayPal deposit or a check in the mail.
How to Use Ebates
So the next time you’re shopping online:
- Open Ebates to get directed to the store you want to shop in
- Tap “Shop Now” for your desired store
- You’ll get sent to the site so you can shop regularly
The only difference is when you buy something, a percentage of your online purchase will appear in your Ebates account. So for example, if Nike is offering 9% cash back and you buy a $100 pair of sneaks, you get $9 back. Super simple.
Low Income? Check out National Diaper Bank Network
For those that need extra assistance, check out the National Diaper Bank Network.
This non-profit organization assists low-income families and have local chapters all over the country.
Check Your Hospital for Goody Bags
When I gave birth at my hospital, they gave me a goody bag full of diapers and other baby items I might’ve needed. (And I did)
Be sure to check with your own hospital if they give a care package to new moms too!