Monday Momplaints · to: motherhood · to: parents

Monday Momplaints – Diaper hoarders

to: parents

I know a lot of moms who buy up a bunch of diapers when they are on sale or there’s a misprint to save money. I know that some babies need to be changed the minute they wet their diapers. I know that others just want to be prepared.


Come on. Seriously? How do you even figure out you need like 5 or more cases of diapers? How do you know how quickly or slowly your child is going to grow out of said diapers. I understand buying oh an extra case or two when there’s a super good deal on but I’m sorry I don’t understand.

Isn’t it more of a waste when you don’t use them all? Yes, you could trade them or sell them in mom groups or even donate them but ultimately you are creating more of a hassle for yourself, are you not? Wasting money that could maybe be better used elsewhere or saved.

I don’t understand because at 6.5 months, my son might not even finishing going through a Costco size case of size 3 diapers because he is growing out of them. I personally will most likely donate my too small diapers or my sisters baby will use them as she is much smaller and growing much slower currently. 

Do you know why it bothers me? There are real people in need of cheap diapers that might not get a chance to get them because people are buying 5 or more cases at a time. To me, it just seems unfair.

I’m totally going to get bashed for this post probably but I don’t care.

First time moms/new moms, it’s nice to try and be prepared but honestly you won’t know how many diapers you will go through till you have your baby and calculate. You won’t know how quickly your baby is going to grow till they are growing like a weed like mine is. There is no magic number of how many of each size of diaper you should prepare for. And some baby’s butts have preferences for what diapers work best for them. You’d think all diapers are the same but they aren’t. 

Every baby is different.

My best advice, study how the sales go for diapers. There is always sales on diapers and yes, some will be better than others. And keep money aside for diapers. Have a jar for money for diapers if you want to be prepared.<3 Sarah