Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mom: Essential Items

I have been meaning to write this blog post for a while. It is basically my advice to anyone who is pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. But it is going to be a continuous post that I will add to every so often. We are both going to try to start blogging once a week, and write shorter posts. So here goes.

First, if you are planning to use disposable diapers, then you would be wise to stock up before the baby comes. Now if you are planning to use cloth or some kind of reusable diaper, then skip this. But if you are like the rest of us who are filling landfills with our babies poops, then stock up. Some of you may say "But we don't know what will work?" Come on! Do your research now and start buying. A good diaper is a good diaper. And huge poops will explode out, no matter what brand you choose.

This poop is going to be epic...

Now Pampers are awesome. I hear Huggies are just Ok. But have you priced Pampers? Babies go through a lot of diapers. Do you really want to spend all that money on the Lexus of diapers, when the Toyota works equally as well and shows what a smart shopper you are? I am talking about Target's Up and Up brand. Their diapers are AWESOME!!! I have also heard good things about the Sam's club diapers and Costco diapers.

Seriously the best bang for your buck.
 Anyway, we did our research when we were pregnant. And spoke to much wiser mamas, like my best friend Kristi. Wal-mart's Parent Choice diapers are not good (but their wipes are awesome). So once I hit about 16 weeks, we started buying a pack of diapers a week. So did my parents. We bought one box of Pampers Newborns and the rest were Target Up and Up. We started off with Size One. Once we had about 500, we switched to Size 2. Then size 3 and so on. Now some of you may be thinking "what if you overbuy?" Well you don't need a receipt. We asked. The box clearly says "Up and Up" so if you need to exchange a box of size 2s for size 3s, they will let you. We are so thankful we did this. We have enough diapers for a whole year thanks to some smart planning and help from my parents! So stock up people.

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