If you’re a new parent, you’re probably wondering how many diapers you’ll need to get through those first few months. Here’s a guide to help you figure it out.
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According to the National Diaper Bank Network, most newborns will need to be changed about 10 times a day, which totals to about 70 diapers per week. newborns will go through about 2,500 diapers in their first few months of life.
While some parents like to stock up on diapers ahead of time, it’s important to wait until your baby is born so you can get the right size. Newborn babies usually wear size one diapers, but sizes vary by brand. The best way to determine what size diaper your baby needs is to wait until they are born and then ask the nurse in the hospital what size they recommend.
Once you have a sense of how many diapers your newborn will need per month, you can start stocking up or signing up for a diaper subscription service. Diaper subscription services deliver diapers directly to your door on a regular basis, so you never have to worry about running out.
The First Month
A newborn baby will use about 10 diapers per day during the first month of life. This means you will need to purchase approximately 300 diapers during your baby’s first month.
The Second Month
During the second month, your baby will probably use about 6 to 9 diapers per day. This is in addition to the 2 to 3 bowel movements per day. Your baby will continue to gain weight and will probably double his or her birth weight by the end of the fifth month.
The Third Month
By the time your baby is 3 months old, he or she will need about as many diapers as an adult does in a day—8 to 10 per day, or about 240 per month. If you’re using cloth diapers, you’ll need to launder them more frequently.
The Fourth Month
After your baby’s first month, you’ll probably find that you need to buy fewer diapers each week. How many diapers does a baby use in a month? It varies from baby to baby, but on average, your baby will use about 8 to 10 diapers per day during his or her second and third months. This means you’ll need about 240 to 280 diapers for the month.
The Fifth Month
The average baby will use about 9-10 diapers per day during the fifth month. However, some babies will use fewer diapers while others may need up to 12 per day. The best way to know how many diapers your baby will need is to simply keep track of how many they are using in a day and adjust accordingly.
The Sixth Month
A baby in the sixth month will use about 8 to 10 diapers per day. This means that you will need to purchase 240 to 280 diapers per month. At this rate, you will go through about 2,880 diapers in the first year.
After your baby is born, you’ll probably go through about 10 to 12 diapers a day. That’s 2,880 to 3,456 diapers in a month! Of course, this varies depending on how often your baby poops and pees. Some babies need more or less diapers than others.