Which Diaper Brands are the Cheapest?

by Julie Siewert June 27, 2021

Which Diaper Brands are the Cheapest?

Which diaper brand are the least expensive? That’s a good question, many new parents want to get the most “bang for their buck” in the diaper isle and find a good deal. We’ll break it down by the numbers; do store brand diapers REALLY cost less than name brand diapers, and which ones are the cheapest.


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By the numbers…the cheapest diapers

Here’s how much these brands of diapers cost. Price is calculated today based on online pricing for the largest size box of size 1 diapers. Price may vary over time and could be more or less with discounts and coupons.

Walmart Parent’s Choice $.10/diaper
Target Up & Up $.11/diaper
Luvs $.11/diaper
Sam’s Club Member’s Mark $.12/diaper
Amazon Mama Bear Gentle Touch $.15/diaper
Costco Kirkland Signature $.16/diaper
Huggies Snug & Dry $.18/diaper
Pampers Baby Dry  $.18/diaper



Which diapers are the most affordable

Overall, most store brand diapers cost a little less than their budget name-brand alternatives. But the cost per diaper is pretty close. Any of these diaper brands will save you money over buying premium name brand or fancy eco-friendly diapers.


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With a Diaper Sampler Package, you get to try a variety of diaper brands side-by-side to compare and find the perfect diaper for your baby


The hidden costs of the cheapest diaper

Now that you know which diaper is the cheapest…that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right diaper for YOUR baby.

If you choose a diaper that doesn’t fit your baby well, it will leak. Figure on doing a whole bunch of wet or poopy laundry daily and changing them more frequently.

If you choose a diaper that isn’t as absorbent as another, you’ll be changing diapers more frequently. This adds up over time.

If your baby has sensitive skin or gets diaper rash from a specific diaper brand, you’ll spend time and money treating the rash and changing diaper brands to one that doesn’t bother your baby’s bottom.

Subscriptions or memberships cost money. If you fall in love with Sam’s Club or Costco diapers, you’ll buy a club membership yearly (or pay a higher price per order). To get the best price on Amazon, you’ll need to have Amazon Prime and pay their yearly membership.


Where to buy the cheapest diapers

Store brand diapers can typically only be purchased at their stores (or online from their stores). But often the best prices on all other diapers are found on Amazon.

Amazon also offers a Subscribe & Save feature. This, coupled with their FREE Amazon Family program, can save you 20% off their lowest prices on diapers shipped right to your door. Figure in the savings of NOT having to drive to your local store for diapers in the middle of the night. 😉

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Find the perfect diaper for your baby

There’s a few things you’ll want to do before choosing the right diaper for your baby

  • Do your research to learn more about diapers (we’ve got a lot of great resources on our Diaper Brand Research page)
  • Narrow down the choices based on what’s important to you (cost, eco-friendliness, where to buy, ingredients/materials) Take our 4 question QUIZ - Find your perfect diaper
  • Try a variety of diaper brands to see which one works best for your baby


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Once you’ve found the perfect diaper for your baby, you can stock up and buy the giant boxes to get the very best price per diaper.


Happy shopping!

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