Posted by: Zsuzsanna | August 8, 2008

Ordering diapers online

Tonight, I tried ordering diapers online for the first time. I used www.diapers.com because I had a coupon code for $10 off an order of $49 or more. All orders over $49 also ship for free (UPS 2 day ground), orders for less than that ship for $4.99 which is really cheap for shipping. My package is supposed to ship tomorrow, and arrive on Tuesday.

While I plan on going back to cloth diapers with the newborn, I have had Miriam in disposables since she started solids and switched to “toddler poop”. Sorry to be graphic, but there is a huge difference between what a breastfed baby puts out vs. a hungry toddler who eats everything in sight. It’s a mess that I just don’t want to deal with at all. Plus, we live in a very hot climate and soaking stinky diapers in my laundry room all day would be torture.

With the three boys, I used Pampers exclusively (Swaddlers when they were little, Cruisers when they got bigger). I think these are the best diapers on the market, but unfortunately also the most expensive. A few times I tried other brands that were cheaper, but never liked them because they usually did not fit well and the filling turned into rock-solid clumps when it got wet at all. After reading a post on Raani’s blog, I recently decided to try Luvs, and have to say I am very pleased with those. In fact, there is no difference at all to the Pampers Cruisers I was using before, except in price. I actually think they must both be made by the same company, Procter & Gamble, because after having changed several thousand Pampers diapers I can tell that they look, feel, fit, and smell exactly the same, something I have never noticed with any other brand.

So tonight I ordered a huge box of Luvs, some Lansinoh lanolin (for when I have the baby), and a big bottle of California Baby shampoo and body wash (this is a great, all-natural brand). My total came to $62, which was $52 after my coupon. It’s less than what I would have paid at the store, and I get it delivered to the house which saves me a trip to Wal-Mart and the health food store. The website also offers larger packages than the store does, which makes the products cheaper overall.

There are many more products you can buy from this company, such as cloth diapers, wipes, baby food, cleaning supplies, products for Mom, toys, etc. My two cents on baby wipes: the generic Sam’s Club brand are the best wipes anywhere. They are thick and feel like cotton, and are unscented. The generic ones at Costco are the worst because they feel like using a wet dryer sheet to wipe baby. Pampers and Huggies wipes are okay, but don’t feel nearly as nice as the Sam’s Club ones, and are also a lot more irritating to baby’s skin. I recently tried the “Seventh Generation” wipes and really liked them, too, but they are very expensive. Just my opinion.

If you would like to try this service, type ZSUZSANNA into the referral box on the order page, and you will get $10 off your order of $49 or more. I will get $1 off my next order, which would be nice but not really a big difference.

I’ll let you know next week if my package arrived on time and how I liked the shipping service.

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Responses

  1. Do you mind me asking what type of cloth diapers you used/are planing on using?

  2. I am glad you found something great and affordable. I remember when my kids were small someone told me that they were the ones who put out those diapers and that they were comparable. I tried them and I do like them.

  3. I am glad you found something great and affordable. I remember when my kids were small someone told me that they were the ones who put out those diapers and that they were comparable. I tried them and I do like them.

  4. Sarah,

    I bought my diapers from Sugar Britches (www.sugarbritchesdiapers.com) and have been very, very happy with them. They are made very well, and the snap closure is so much better than velcro. The diapers grow with the baby for a long time, so you might only ever need to buy 2 sizes. You do need to use a cover over the diaper, though, and I have yet to find a cover I really like.

  5. If you like the Lansinoh brand, have you ever tried the Lansinoh wipes? I’ve tried many different kinds of wipes, and I think these are the best by far. And they’re made for breastfed babies, who get changed often. They don’t leave a wet film on the baby, either. And a tip some people don’t know: Target makes a “generic” brand of Lansinoh wipes, but they are made with the EXACT SAME ingredients, and they are $1 cheaper. Same ingredients, same portions of ingredients, etc. Just a tip.

  6. Pascha,

    Thanks for your comment. I have never tried the Lansinoh wipes, in fact, I didn’t even know they make wipes. Next time I go to Target I’ll be sure to pick up a pack of their generic version and see if I like them better than the ones I am using now.

    With newborns, I usually just use little terry washcloths because the babies hate being wiped with cold wipes, and I feel bad about using them on their newborn-skin. I switch to disposable wipes with the older babies for the same reason why I don’t cloth diaper them at that age – too messy and smelly.

  7. Glad I could help! FYI, they’re not kept by the rest of the wipes. They’re in the aisle where you’ll find breast pump accessories, pacifiers, and things of that sort.


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