one of the nice things about city living is the fact that having a small space forces us to really take a good look at everything that comes in our door. we’re only going to buy things in bulk that we absolutely must. we used to buy a lot more in bulk, everything from food to house hold items to cleaning supplies. but now with 5 of us in our 2 bedroom nyc apartment, there’s not a lot of room to stock up. but there are a few things we still get in bulk, diapers being one of them. we’ve learned from unfortunate experience that running out of diapers with babies is basically the worst thing ever. since we’ve often had 2 of our 3 little ones in diapers at the same time, it’s kind of necessary to be prepared and buy in them in larger quantities. it’s different for each family and living situation, but having extra diapers at our home is what works for us and has been a good way to save!
we’ve partnered with Huggies today, which is our favorite brand of diapers, a brand we have really liked and used consistently since eleanor’s birth four and a half years ago. they have new diapers out called Huggies little snugglers plus available only at costco. one of the reasons why we’ve been hooked on Huggies for the last several years with our three kiddos and why we like these new diapers is because they are soft and kind to our little ones’ sensitive skin. we feel like these new diapers at costco absorb really well and are super reliable, which is kind of important with a diaper, if ya know what i mean. ;)
heading over to costco is always a good idea too, because we love to make it a date (like the olden days) and get our fill of hot dogs or chicken bakes before we begin shopping. costco also carries our favorite parmiggiano reggiano cheese which josh swears is better and cheaper than anywhere else in the united states, so between the diapers and the cheese (and sometimes ice cream sandwiches in bulk are a good idea, too!), it’s worth the membership. ha!
we took the bucket bike out for a costco run on our hot date a few weeks ago. it’s practically a mini van by city standards, and since i find mini vans incredibly attractive, i feel like a cool mom when we take it out. ;) a few photos from our adventure below….
^^^josh grabbed a slice of pizza on this trip. but i can’t be steered away from my chicken bake! bless you, costco!^^^
^^^while we were in LA a few weeks ago, our friend carissa cooked for us and used coconut oil. we picked some up to try her trick at home. we also got a big jar of almond butter to try in our smoothies for the first time. it was good!^^^
biking by the conservatory garden on the east side of central park was fun! we have still never been inside together! it looked so inviting and beautiful, too, so we put it on our list of places to check out before summer’s end.
thanks to Huggies for partnering with us on this post! you can also find Huggies natural care plus wipes only at costco as well, both of which provide “positively premium care” for your little ones. also thanks to new york for the bike lanes and beautiful weather, and to costco for making one mighty delicious chicken bake sandwich. :)