Because diapers are a necessary, ongoing expense they can put quite a burden on the family budget. With a little advance planning, purchasing diapers online can be a good cost cutting option. Consider the benefits of purchasing diapers online: brands and types not available at local stores, free shipping offers, promotions, discounts, coupons, product information, compare brands and prices. The option of having bulky items such as a pack of diapers shipped to your door is a welcome relief for parents of babies and young children. One of the first decisions many parents may make will be between disposable and cloth diapers, with the deciding factors being convenience, cost, benefits and disadvantages. Ultimately it is the parents decision and the right choice is the one which best suits the family situation. If you are unsure, try both types at first or use a combination of disposable and cloth: cloth for home and disposable for bedtime, travel or time away from home. Hybrid diapers are another alternative which offer the convenience of disposables and the re-usability of cloth. Stores with a comprehensive selection of both disposable and cloth diapers are: Babies R Us, diapers.com, drugstore.com, Kmart, Sears, Walgreens, Walmart and others. Stores with good choices on disposables are: Meijer, Sams Club, Target, Costco, BJs. Some online stores with good selections of cloth diapers are: diapers.com, Kmart, Baby Earth, Babies R Us, clothdiapers.com A good selection hyrid diapers such as, gDiapers, Kissa, SoftBums, GroVia are available at: diapers.com, Walmart, amazon.com, Costco and others. Amazon.com offers good deals on disposable diapers when you sign up for their subscribe and save and/or join the free 'Amazon Mom' program. For those wishing to sew diapers, these stores carry patterns, notions and fabric suitable for diapers: Joann, Hancock Fabrics, fabric.com, amazon.com. A few other ideas to save on disposable diapers at brick and mortar stores are: try store-brand disposables, use coupons combined with store sales and specials, join a warehouse club or subscribe, buy in bulk, check manufacturer websites which often have printable diaper coupons and rewards programs. Browse the list of stores below that feature diapers or have diaper departments for an idea of what is available online.