If the bundle of joy you are expecting includes more than one baby, you might be a little intimidated by the potential cost of nappies for the first few years. Here are some ways to help keep the cost down while juggling multiple kids in nappies.
Consider using cloth or eco nappies
While using eco nappies can seem like a lot of work, especially if you are already expecting multiple children, modern designs are much easier to use and cleaner than the nappies of the past. You will probably find that you are washing very regularly anyway with multiple babies, so it won't add that much extra work. Even if you only use eco nappies for part of the day, with multiples you can often save a significant amount of money, and you may not need as many nappies to start with due to the speed that you will be washing through nappies.
Baby shower time
For your baby shower, it's a great idea to ask for a nappy themed party. You can ask people to bring a range of nappies so that you can try the ones that best suit your babies. Many of the eco nappy companies allow you to buy single nappies so that you can have a try and see if their style suits your baby. You may find that the best style for your baby is not the cheapest model, but this allows you to try all of the different styles without worrying about the cost in the first instance.
Try your local mums of multiples groups
Mums of multiples groups can be a great resource for saving money as mums of multiples. They can let you know when the local nappy retailers have sales and may be selling part used boxes of disposables, as well as helping you try some second-hand eco nappy models from their stash. They can also give you some great ideas of the practical aspects of managing large volumes of nappies from multiple newborns! You'll appreciate this advice and know-how once you are in the trenches of nappies, as well as the great sales on swathes of hand-me-downs and secondhand kids items.
Congratulations on your pregnancy. Given the large amount of money that many people spend on nappies for the first few years, it can be a great idea to consider ways to saving money on nappies, including using eco nappies. It's a good idea to try a range of styles to see which suits your particular babies the best.