How Many Diapers Per Day by Age Chart

Wondering how many diapers your baby will need per day? Check out our diaper chart by age to get an estimate.

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Diaper Needs by Age

It’s hard to know how many diapers you’ll need when your baby is first born. The best way to be prepared is to have a plan. This chart will help you know how many diapers to expect to use in a day, week, or month, by age.

Newborns (0-3 months)

For the first few months, you can expect to change your newborn’s diaper approximately 10 times per day. Newborns have small stomachs, so they eat frequently. This means that they also tend to expel small amounts of urine each time they urinate. As your baby begins to eat more and sleep for longer stretches, you will find that you need to change their diaper less often.

On average, most babies will need to be changed 8-10 times per day during their first few months. However, every baby is different, so it’s important to pay attention to your baby’s individual needs. You may need to change them more or less often depending on their feeding and sleeping habits.

Infants (4-11 months)

During this time, your baby will urinate about 6-8 times per day and have 2-5 large bowel movements per day. You can expect to use about 5-6 diapers per day.

Toddlers (12-23 months)

During the toddler years, you can probably expect your child to use about 5-6 diapers per day. This means you will need to purchase approximately 150-180 diapers per month.

Preschoolers (2-4 years)

During the preschool years, your child will probably use fewer diapers during the day but may need them at night. Diaper need also depends on how long your child can stay dry. Some children in this age group can stay dry for several hours during the day. Others may need a diaper change every 1 to 2 hours.

On average, children in this age group use between 4 and 6 diapers per day.

How Many Diapers in a Day?

Figuring out how many diapers your baby will need each day may seem daunting, but luckily, there’s a handy chart to help you out. Depending on your baby’s age, they will need a different number of diapers per day. For example, a newborn will need around 8-10 diapers per day, while an older baby will only need 3-4.

Newborns (0-3 months)

During the early weeks, your newborn will probably wet their diaper about every 2 to 3 hours or around 8 to 12 times in 24 hours. You might spend a few days or even a week without notice much urine output. This is due to their tiny bladder and the fact that they are only taking in small amounts of colostrum (early breastmilk) or formula. They’ll have 6 to 8 wet diapers each day.

When you do see your newborn passing urine, it will probably be only a small amount each time and may or may not be accompanied by a bowel movement (BM). Newborns generally have 1-2 BMs a day for the first month of life but this can vary some from baby to baby. By the end of their first month, most newborns will have at least 5-6 wet diapers each day but some may still only have 3-4 wet diapers daily until closer to 4 months old.

Infants (4-11 months)

On average, infants will use between 6 and 10 diapers per day. This number will vary depending on the size and frequency of your baby’s bowel movements, as well as whether they are urinating or not.

Toddlers (12-23 months)

Most toddlers will use between 5 and 6 diapers per day, though some may use as few as 3 and some may use up to 8. If you have a toddler in diapers, expect him or her to go through about 28 per week – just over 4 per day.

Preschoolers (2-4 years)

Before you can potty train your child, you need to know about how many diapers a day they use. Check out this diaper chart to see how many on average your preschooler (2-4 years) will use in a day.

During the day, most preschoolers will use between 4-6 diapers. This means that you can expect to change your child’s diaper around 10-12 times per day. At night, they may use 1-2 fewer diapers than they do during the day.

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