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30% of Moms Admit They Can't Afford Diapers

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30% of Moms Admit They Can't Afford Diapers

30% of women said they’d experienced a time when they could not afford to buy the diapers their kids needed.
And 8% reported that they would “stretch” the diapers they had when their supply was running short by leaving a wet diaper on their child or partially cleaning the diaper and reusing it. Here’s the study: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/it-made-me-feel-ashamed-poor-moms-anguish-over-diaper-6C10775589
Regardless of whether you struggle to afford them, do you think diapers are too expensive?

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  1. Diapers are so expensive! I see more and more families opting for cloth options that can be washed. Especially, when you have a newborn, cloth can be a great option. Newborns tend to wet or soil diapers frequently but with a small volume, so families often go through 10 or more diapers each day! At 20 to 25 cents per diaper, that adds up so quickly. Now that cloth is once again becoming more common, the cost is decreasing. And most cloth diapers can be washed in the regular washing machine!

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  2. I EBF so i feel like i should be able to afford diapers, but i cant imagine having to get formula and diapers. At the same time, i try to use as many coupons at possible. I use the $5 off with a purchase of $15 or more from BUY BUY BABY and that helps, I just the 20% off ones from everywhere to help. Saving $3 to $5 here and there really helps. Something for moms to think about. 😀

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    1. Some moms create coupon trades, too, where they share coupons they don’t need. So if one mom uses Pampers and not Huggies, for example, she could trade coupons with another mom so they both have more for the brand they use. Grandmas are great for this, too! I know my mom and grandma used to mail me coupons for diapers every week. 🙂

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  3. Here’s a great website with a list of diaper banks around the country if you are struggling to afford them.
    http://www.diaperbanknetwork.org

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