I do the amazon mom thing and the amazon suscribe and save option and you can save about 30% on pampers swaddlers.
It is expensive. I spent $90 for the first months supply of diapers. Here is a link to what I bought. I bought two of them:
Not on the hospital bag subject but on the diaper one: we did go through thousands of diapers in the first months and I wish I'd started to cycle in a few cloth diapers earlier. I have saved SO much money since I started, but I didn't really get into it until my babies were 9 months old. Just something to think about maybe. It's a bit more work but the soiled ones are still easy to clean when they're tiny (basically just throw them in the wash, though I prefered to rinse them first), and even if you buy 6 CDs, use just two per day and do laundry every other day, you save 60 diapers every month. I spent maybe $80 on eB*y and got enough second-hand diapers for both my kids if I do laundry every 3 days. I still "cheat" and use disposables at night and sometimes for outings.
I used diapers.com because they had 30% off for every order for 3mo, once that expired we have gone back to Sam's club. They are a tiny bit cheaper there. Look for online codes before ordering at diapers.com, I sometimes searched for 20-30minutes, but if it saved more than $5, it was worth it. The amazon mom thing is good too, still need to sign up for that.
I had contemplated cloth, but once I found out it was two, I changed my mind. I am not great at housework and laundry as is, taking care of even more laundry just would not work for me and our family.
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.