HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON DIAPERS

Ava is going to be three months old next week and we have not spent a single penny on diapers.

Yep, it's true. It wasn't just a catchy opening line to get you to keep reading, I promise. Ava is about to be three months old and up until this point, we haven't had to buy any diapers for her. Yes, she pees and yes, she poops....a LOT. So if you want to know how you can do this too, I suggest you keep on reading so you, too can learn how to save on diapers.

But you've got to start early -- months before your little one is born.

You see, when it came time to plan our baby shower, my mother in law asked one of her close friends if she could help. And Michelle gave her one piece of advice right off the bat, which has saved our wallet big time.

A Diaper Raffle

It's as simple as that! Want to know how a diaper raffle works?

Every guest at your baby shower brings a package of diapers. It can be an size, any brand. Well, I guess you can specify if you want specifics but we didn't know what brand we were going to want anyways so trying them all out was great for us. Everyone who shows up with a pack of diapers is entered into a raffle and then a winner is drawn for a prize! Fun, huh? Well, I guess it's fun for the winner (and for me!) but it is such a brilliant idea that I think every baby shower needs.

In order to make it work, you need to let people know with the invitation that they are invited to take park in the diaper raffle. And there's no pressure if they can't or don't want to. Here is how my mother in law did it as part of our Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed baby shower. And if you want to see more photos from our adorable baby shower, just click on the photo below.

As Ava approaches her three month birthday, we just moved her into size 2 diapers, with lots of size 1's to spare. In about a week or two, we are going to have to make our first diaper purchase but as soon as she moves into size 3 and 4, we've got lots more stored up for then :)

And that is how to save money on diapers! It works like a charm :)