Diapers, especially cloth diapers, are best when they are on sale. If you’re an Amazon shopper, Prime Day can be one of the best sale days of the year, so it’s only fitting that if you’re shopping for cloth diapers and accessories, you’ll want to check what deals are available.
When is Prime Day?
Prime day is usually in July. Last year, due to COVID-19, the sale was moved. The date for Prime Day 2021 has yet to be announced.
What is Prime Day?
Prime Day is Amazon’s big summer sale. It’s like Black Friday, but in the summer, and only for Prime membership holders.
What Is a Prime Membership?
A Prime membership is a paid membership, that includes a ton of benefits for regular Amazon shoppers including:
Fast free shipping: Free two-day shipping has always been a pretty good reason to buy from Amazon, but in April of 2019, Amazon announced that it was moving to one-day shipping on a ton of products! Currently, depending on where you live, one-day shipping may be available, for free, with your Prime Membership.
Even better than that, some Prime members in select metro cities can receive free same-day delivery on some items. I seriously don’t know how they do it, but they do.
Free release-date delivery: Many items you pre-order, like books or a tech products for example, you can receive on the very day it is released, you don’t have to wait for shipping after the release date.
Free Music and Movies
Prime Video: Just like Netflix, Prime Video offers movies, TV shows and original content. You can watch Prime Video on almost all mobile devices and streaming devices, along with most game consoles and smart TVs. Some content can be downloaded to your phone or tablet for offline viewing, just like Netflix
Amazon Prime Music: This perk gives you unlimited, ad-free streaming of a song library of over 2 million tracks. You can stream them to various devices, but songs can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet to listen offline. Prime Music shouldn’t be confused with Amazon Music Unlimited, which costs extra for lots more music.
Unlimited photo storage: Prime subscribers get unlimited cloud photo storage included in their membership. You can upload photos using the Amazon Drive app to upload pictures on phones and tablets, as well as access them though a desktop app available for both MAC and PC. Prime Photos also gives you 5GB of storage for documents and videos.
Whole Foods Discounts and Perks: Amazon acquired Whole Foods in 2017 and now offer exclusive perks and discounts. If you’re shopping in-store, look for prices marked “Prime,” open the Amazon app on your phone, and have the QR code scanned at checkout.
Free e-books and magazines: As part of your Prime subscription, you get access to Amazon Prime Reading, which — like a lending library — lets you borrow up to 10 titles. The catch: This particular library offers a relatively small selection, so don’t expect a lot of new titles or bestsellers. However, the magazine selection — which rotates fairly often — can be decent. Right now, for example, you can get Entertainment Weekly, Martha Stewart Living and Men’s Health, to name a few.
MUCH MUCH MORE! Like seriously, I could go on forever, but I think you get the point. To check out more of the perks and grab a free-30 day trial, click here:
Is Prime Day a Good Day to Buy Cloth Diapers?
In recent years, there haven’t been a lot of deals on cloth diapers on Prime Day. However, there have been many deals on cloth diaper accessories and potty training accessories like:
- Diaper Bags
- Cloth Diaper Sprayers
- Change Tables
- Diaper Pails and Wet Bags
- Diaper Creams and Balms
- Potty Seats
How Can You Participate in Prime Day?
To take advantage of in Prime Day, all you have to do is get yourself a Prime membership. Luckily, if you don’t already have one, you can get a 30-day free membership trial here. With the 30-day trial, you can still participate in Prime Day, try out all the perks of Prime membership listed above, and if you don’t feel it’s for you, you can just cancel it before the 30 days are up and you won’t be charged anything.
Once you have signed up for Prime, all you have to do is wait for the deals to be loaded on Prime Day.
What About Supporting Local?
If you have seen me or Cloth Diapers for Beginners around much online, you’ll know that I am a huge supporter of local, small cloth diaper retailers. Local cloth diaper shops are often owned work-at-home-mom (WHAM) operations, a cause close to my heart as a WHAM myself. I am building a directory of local cloth diaper retailers, which you can access here, for just this reason.
So why then do I promote and advertise Amazon sales? Two reasons:
- As a Canadian I know that there are some remote areas, especially in Nunavut where Prime shipping and low prices are the only ways to live comfortably.
- As stated on the sidebar of this post, in this post, you may notice some links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). As mentioned above, I am also a WHAM.
With all that said, if you are able to support local cloth diaper retailers, I urge you to do so. A good place to start is to check out what’s available to you locally here.