How Many Diapers Will You Need in the First Year?

A complete guide to how many diapers you’ll need in the first year for your newborn, including a diaper calculator to help you estimate.

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Introduction

You’re having a baby! Congratulations! Along with all of the joy and love that a new baby brings, there are also lots of new challenges – especially when it comes to diaper duty. cloth diapers or disposable? How many should you have on hand? What size will you need?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. In this article, we’ll break down everything you need to know about diapering your little one, from how many diapers you’ll need in the first year to how to choose the right size.

How Many Diapers in the First Month?

On average, a newborn baby will use 10 diapers per day in the first month. This means you will need to purchase 300 diapers in the first month alone.

How Many Diapers in the First Three Months?

If you are using disposable diapers, you can expect to go through 6 to 10 diapers per day, or about 210 diapers in the first three months. If you use cloth diapers, you will need about 24 diaper changes per day.

How Many Diapers in the First Six Months?

The number of diapers you’ll go through in the first six months varies widely depending on how often your baby poops and pees.

On average, newborns poop about 10 times a day in the first week of life. By the time they’re one month old, that number has decreased to about seven times a day. And by six months, most babies poop once or twice a day.

As for peeing, newborns usually go about every 20 minutes or so at first. By the time they’re one month old, they may only have to go every two or three hours. Six-month-olds typically urinate about four to six times per day.

Assuming your baby has at least six wet diapers and three bowel movements each day, you can expect to use between eight and 10 diapers per day in the first few weeks – accounting for 2,880 to 3,600 diapers in the first six months!

How Many Diapers in the First Nine Months?

The average baby uses about 2,500 diapers in the first year of life. That’s a lot of diapers! Most babies will use between eight and ten diapers a day in the first few months, but that number will go down as they start to eat more solid foods and sleep through the night. By nine months, your baby will probably be down to five or six diapers a day.

How Many Diapers in the First Twelve Months?

You may be surprised to learn that the average baby will go through between six and ten diapers each day during the first few months of life. That’s a lot of diapers! You can expect to use between 2,500 and 3,000 diapers in the first year.

Diaper usage varies depending on the size and age of your baby. Newborns usually need to be changed ten or more times each day. As your baby grows, they will likely need to be changed eight to ten times per day. By the time they are one year old, most babies only need to be changed six to eight times a day.

If you plan on using disposable diapers, you will need to purchase them in bulk. A good rule of thumb is to buy two or three hundred at a time. This will help you save money and avoid running out at inopportune moments. If you plan on using cloth diapers, you will need a dozen or so as well as some laundry detergent that is safe for baby clothing.

No matter what type of diaper you use, chances are good that you will go through a lot of them in the first year!

Conclusion

Based on the usage data, you should plan to buy between 5 and 7 diapers per day in the first year. This will give you a total of between 1,825 and 2,555 diapers.

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