8 Simple Ways to Get Totally Free Baby Diapers

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We’ve heard your average baby goes through six to 10 diapers a day, and 2,500 to 3,000 diapers in their first year alone. By the time your kid is finally potty-trained, you’ll have spent thousands on thousands of diapers.

That’s a huge expense on a family, so we’ve put together a resource to help you out.

How to Get Free Diapers

Don’t break the bank on this baby necessity. Here are a few ways to get free diapers.

1. Take Advantage of Free Samples

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Believe it or not, there are a ton of companies that will send you free diapers just for trying out their brand. It’s not a long-term savings strategy, but you can definitely get enough samples to last you for a week or so. Every little bit helps!

  • Grove Collaborative – You pay the shipping and they’ll send you a couple of trial diapers and wipes.
  • Simply Right – It seems to vary, but they sent us five diapers.

2. Sign up for a Loyalty Program

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Diaper companies know once you’ve started with their brand, you’re likely to continue using it. That’s why they offer rewards programs and why you should take advantage of these deals.

One of the highest-rated diaper-loyalty programs is Huggies Rewards. When you buy Huggies diapers or wipes, pull up the app on your phone and snap a photo of your receipt. Get points that you can redeem for diapers, toys, gift cards and more,  starting with 500 points just for signing up!

3. Check Out a Diaper Bank Network

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If things are really tough, check out the National Diaper Bank Network. The non-profit network is aimed at assisting low-income families and they’ve started local chapters all over the country.

As you probably know, food stamps and WIC do not provide diapers, so this is a wonderful alternative to those who need assistance.

4. Take Surveys Online

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Arguably one of the cheapest places to get diapers is at Amazon, so here’s a tip on how to get a free Amazon gift card: Join Swagbucks.

The rewards platforms offers a wide variety of ways to make extra cash beyond taking surveys for money. It’s also famous for handing out free points (called SBs) at random just for being a member.

It’s free to sign up, and you’ll get a $5 bonus when you earn 2,500 SB within your first 60 daysFor more information, see our beginner’s guide.

You can redeem your SBs for cash via Paypal or gift cards to a number of popular retailers, including Amazon.

Sign up for Swagbucks here.

5. Use Cloth Diapers

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A lot of parents have found that using washable cloth diapers can be a great way to save on diapers.

Financial blogger Courtney Baker recently did the math  and found that a family with three kids could save over $2,500 by switching to cloth diapers!

6. Become a Diaper Ambassador

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If you can convince other moms to start buying their diapers online, the folks over at Diapers.com will pay you!

They have a pretty lucrative referral program where you can earn $5 in diaper credit for every mom you refer to the site. Here’s a link to their referral program.

7. How to Get Free Diapers: Eliminate Them Altogether?

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A few months ago, one of our contributors shared her story of raising her son diaper-free. It’s a growing trend and it’s no wonder since the average family can save more than $2,100 going this route. Would you consider this?

8. Ask Diaper Companies for Coupons

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Look – diapers are a big business and companies know that once you’ve started with their brand, you’re likely to continue using them until your child is potty-trained. So take advantage of this and register with the major brands below for free coupons and diapers:

But don’t stop at diapers — check out our guide to getting a variety of free baby stuff.