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You already know Costco is the best. You can find impressive deals, buy in bulk, and top the whole shopping excursion off with a tasty hot dog or a slice of pizza. But what you may not know, is that there are some Costco items that are absolutely perfect for anyone with children.

Kids love snacking, crafting, ketchup, and toys, and they go through all of those things quickly. Luckily, Costco sells these items (and many in bulk) at affordable prices. You won't break the bank feeding, dressing, and entertaining your kids, and you won't have to come back half as often to re-stock.

We've selected 18 Costco items every parent needs to know about, because it will make their lives easier. Whether you're picking up dinner, re-stocking the pantry, or finding a birthday cake big enough to feed a class of 40 people, Costco has got you covered with these 18 Costco items every parent should know about.


Baby Clothes

Your baby grows out of clothes practically faster than you can buy them. Luckily, Costco sells a ton of cute and affordable baby outfits. The baby tops and bottoms come in sizes from newborn to toddler and are also frequently sold in three-packs.


Baby Formula

The Kirkland Signature Non-GMO baby formula sold at Costco is a lot cheaper than competitor brands, and comes in a 3-pack of enormous tubs. Basically every 100 grams is only $1.75. That's huge savings, especially if you're going through a lot of formula.


Construction Paper

Parents rejoice! You can buy 600 sheets of multi-colored construction paper for your crafty kids and their classmates for about 1.4 cents per sheet. That's 40 percent cheaper than a Walmart pack multi-colored construction paper. Talk about roll-back prices!



You can buy a seemingly never-ending bag of those tiny delicious dried cranberries called Craisins at Costco. A handful is the perfect energizing snack for kids, plus they're excellent in tea cakes, blondies, and salads.


Diaper Genie Refills

Costco sells Diaper Genie Elite refills in packs of four - and for a dollar less per refill than their competitors. That means you're practically saving $4 by buying your refills at Costco.


Giant Bear

Kids love plush toys, and this 93-inch plush bear is sure to wow your kids for their birthday or during the holidays. At almost 8 feet long, this bear practically doubles as a second bed.


Huggies Diapers

Obviously, diapers come in bulk at Costco, which is great because if you've got a kid who wears them - you're going through a ton of them every day. The Huggies at Costco are priced at 16 to 18 cents per diaper, which is cheaper than competitors such as Target and Walmart.



Kids go through ketchup like it's water. Luckily, Costco sells massive bottles - and in three-packs - of your kid's favorite condiment for just $7.99. That's less than buying three smaller bottles separately.


Kirkland Baby Wipes

Thicker, stronger, and better smelling than other baby wipe brands, these can double as makeup removing wipes in a pinch for moms on the go.


Kirkland Prenatal Vitamins

If you're a parent-to-be or expecting again, stocking up on prenatal vitamins at Costco will save you a bundle. These Kirkland brand vitamins average out to 14 cents a pill as opposed to Materna and other prenatal vitamin brands which will run about 18 cents a pill.


Kirkland Signature Organic Apple Sauce

These squeeze-y little apple sauce packs are perfect for kids who want to feed themselves. Plus, you can get a pack of 24 for just $12.


Fruit Snacks

Fruit snacks are an excellent snack to have on hand or to bring to Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, soccer practice, and more. Plus, these Tree Top brand gummies are gluten-free and made with real fruit juice and come in a 80-count box at Costco.


Movie and Restaurant Gift Cards

If you're thinking of getting a gift for a teacher, Costco sells a ton of movie and restaurant gift cards for 20 percent less than face value. Treat your favorite homeroom teacher, math tutor, or soccer coach to dinner and a show!


Nissin Chicken Cup Noodles

Whether you're loading up a care package for your college student or creating a back stock of soups for when someone in your family is home sick, you can't go wrong with these Nissin Chicken Cup Noodles. You might be thinking: "But they're only $1 at the grocery store!" Well, Costco sells a 24-pack for just $7.29. That's huge savings.


Kirkland Signature Macaroni and Cheese

If you find yourself feeding a birthday party or needing to provide for a large family, Costco's pre-made Kirkland Signature macaroni and cheese is super delicious, not too expensive, and big enough to feed 10 people.

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Quaker Chewy Granola Bars

Kids and parents love Quaker's Chewy Granola Bars. They're an easy snack to pop into a lunch bag or a purse. Plus, they come in a bunch of tasty flavors. Luckily, you can get an enormous variety pack of 60 bars at Costco for less than $10.


Rotisserie Chicken

We at The Daily Meal are huge fans of Costco's rotisserie chicken. The juicy meat, crispy skin, and unbelievable convenience of that store-bought rotisserie chicken could be yours for literally $5. You can learn all 15 secrets of the Costco rotisserie chicken here.

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Sheet Cake

One of Costco's best-kept secrets is their sheet cake. It's unbeatable for birthday parties. First of all, it's huge. You can easily feed an entire classroom of children with one cake. Secondly, it's totally customizable with names, decorations, flavors, and fillings. Can't get enough info about this wholesaler? Here are 20 things you didn't know about Costco.

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