Buying Diapers in Bulk: A Cautionary Tale from a Scattered Mom

If there is anything I have learned about motherhood, it’s that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s a lame cliché, but it’s so true. Staying ahead of the game and planning in advance is the single most important way to avoid disaster. Take it from someone who really struggles with that concept and relies heavily on post-it notes, alarm reminders, and to-do lists.

If you are anything like me, you are not only the administrator of your life and multiple little peoples’ lives- but also a house manager, bookkeeper, maid, cook, etc. We don’t have the brain space to fit everything in; at least I don’t. Being pregnant with my last child has me mildly terrified. I am already kind of a mess, what will a third child add? I am just going to have to get way better at this whole organization gig.

Going back to my dumb cliché and profound advice, I reiterate that preparation is key. Don’t put anything off, and don’t let things run out. I would like to take this moment to share with you that not only have I let things run all the way out such as milk, paper towels, or laundry detergent- I have made the crucial error of running out of diapers. Yes, all the way out. Let’s chat about what that looks like, because it just happened (yes, it ACTUALLY did), while I was prepping for this post.

At some point, someone used the last diaper and didn’t realize it was the last one in the whole house. This has happened before, but I usually find a spare in a diaper bag, the car, or even secured safely onto a teddy bear (don’t ask). This time, there were no diapers. None. I knew I would be driving to Sam’s Club the next day for a large box of Pampers, so I didn’t want to buy an entire pack right away. So, what’s a mom to do?

Open Lincoln’s diaper stash and hope they work, of course! In my defense, I didn’t open the tiniest ones, but I did open a pack that was just a tad too small for Charlie. For 24 hours she sported Brazilian cut diapers (hey- they did the job) and I counted down until it was time to go pick up our diapers IN BULK from Sam’s Club, the next town over. If you are asking yourself why I didn’t just hop in the car and head right to the store, then you have obviously never had multiple children and an impossible schedule.

If you hear nothing else- BUY DIAPERS (and wipes) IN BULK. ALWAYS. Lots of things can be emptied before going shopping. Diapers are not one of those things. I used the new Club Pickup option to reserve my diapers online, and pick them up in person with no hassle. It was really simple to login to my Sam’s Club account, choose my items, and select Club Pickup at checkout. When I got to Sam’s, there was an obvious kiosk labeled “Club Pickup”, where I could simply scan my membership card.

Within seconds, an associate greeted me, checked me out, and handed me my huge box of diapers. I was literally in and out of the store in five minutes. Now, I have well over a hundred diapers at my disposal and don’t have to worry about running out anytime soon. However, you can believe when I am getting close, I will be making another Sam’s Club trip!

Sam’s Club has an offer right now for $10 off a purchase of 2 Pampers diapers or wipes items, or $18 off a purchase of 3 items (no coupon required!) With their convenient services such as Scan & Go and Club Pickup, it couldn’t be a better setup for moms.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pampers at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.

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