5 Reasons To Create A Diaper Fund

Written by: BeHerVillage Team
Posted: May 27, 2024
If you’re getting ready to have a baby, it’s likely you’ve thought about diapers at least once in the duration of your pregnancy. Almost every baby shower I’ve attended (including my own) had either a diaper tower, asked guests to bring a pack of diapers for a raffle, or had a variety of diapers listed on their registry. While this can be a fun and engaging way to fill and organize your changing table with diapers, we want pregnant moms to consider using the BeHerVillage registry to ask loved ones to contribute to their diaper fund instead.

A diaper fund is a way to collect the money you need to pay for the diapers you need, when you need them.

And here’s why we encourage moms to use a diaper fund instead of asking their guests and loved ones for the actual diapers.

Size issues: diapers of different brands tend to fit a bit differently, and unless you have someone really organizing the purchase of diapers for your baby shower, you’re probably going to get a bunch of different brands with different sizes. Having a variety of sizes is great but you might end up with too many in one size and not enough in another. A diaper fund lets you buy the amount of diapers in the size you need from the brand you trust.

Space constraints: one tricky part about receiving Costco sized boxes of diapers as a baby shower gift is that you may not have the space to keep all of these diapers. And even if you do have space, do you want to allocate it to the diapers? When you have handy funds to pay for diapers, you can buy what you need when you need them, so you don’t have to clear out your pantry just to store diapers.

Personal preferences: many parents spend a lot of time and energy researching diaper companies to understand their products, the product ingredients, their practices, etc. For some parents, sustainability, eco-friendly, and non-toxic composition are the most important factors. When you ask for funds for your diapers, you can spend your cash on the diapers you want without having to explain yourself. When you get random boxes and packages of diapers at your baby shower, it’s hard to ensure the brands you love will be gifted to you.
Baby sensitivities: not all diapers are created equal, same with different babys’ skin types and sensitivities. It’s hard to know until your baby is out in the world whether or not they’re going to have any sort of reaction to a diaper's ingredients or fragrances. If you’re getting gifts of diapers, only to find out that they don’t agree with your baby’s bum, you’ll end up having to spend some of those early days and weeks trucking boxes of diapers back to the store to exchange them.

Changing your mind: it’s totally possible that you decide after the first few weeks with your newborn that you want to take on cloth diapering (props to you). If you have a diaper fund instead of a bunch of packs of diapers, you can use your cash to buy the necessities to cloth diaper.


Diaper Fund Benefits

While it’s great that people want to help you get the necessities together for your baby by buying you a thousand diapers ahead of time, setting up a diaper fund for yourself is where it’s at.
  • You have the funds you need to buy the exact diapers you want
  • You have the funds you need to spend them as you need to 
  • You have the funds you need to change brands if you want
  • If you have extra funds and want to spend them on something for yourself instead of more diapers, nobody is going to tell you that you can’t

Using BeHerVillage For Your Diaper Fund

Using BeHerVillage as your baby registry means you have total control and flexibility over where your funds go. You can’t shop for diaper brands or styles or sizes on our website, but you can allocate a place on your personal registry to ask your loved ones to contribute funds for your diaper purchases. We don’t care if you change your mind and end up spending your diaper fund money on a massage or anything else instead.

BeHerVillage is helping parents like you get the funds they need for the support they deserve! Are you having a baby and are looking for support? Create a registry for support today and get gifted funds directly into your bank account to pay for your support team. You deserve this.

Are you a birthworker who supports new moms? Use BeHerVillage to help your clients pay for your support. Create your free profile here and you can be the best baby shower gift a mom will ever get!
Category: BeHerVillage Registry Guide , Getting Ready For Your Baby
Tags: baby shower , diaper fund


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