There’s no way around it. Unless you want your home covered in poop, you will need to wrap your baby’s bottom in a diaper. But buying diapers is not cheap. If you are on a budget then purchasing disposable diapers feels like that:
But Your baby does not care, he stares at you with that smug little face, oblivious to the fact that he is literally pooping away your money (or perhaps he does understand, but doesn’t care, cheeky thing).
The average baby will poop his way through over 2,700 diapers in his first year. This means you will be spending around $800 per year on diapers and that’s before you consider add-ons such as cheap baby wipes, barrier creams, and other essentials.
And Then there’s the fact that most babies aren’t potty trained until they’re three years old! I feel sorry for anyone who must raise twins (or multiples): double the buttocks, double the poop, double the diapers.
It always surprises new parents how high their child’s booty can be.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way. On my diaper invoice in my son’s first year. With those savings, I was able to buy an electric wine cooler (hey, no one said I make good decisions with how I spend my savings).