(Closed) How many diapers for a newborn?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

When talking diapers, newborn is usually up to like 7 or 8lbs.  My baby was in newborn sized paper diapers for about 1 month and then he would have needed the size 1 paper diapers if we hadn’t been doing cloth already.  Some babies will never fit the newborn sized diapers so you may want to register for both and hope gift receipts are included.  Also, the hospital sent us home with 1 package of newborn sized diapers and 4 packages of size 1 diapers so we never had to buy any.  I would say on average you can expect your baby to be changed 2 hours but expect that some days you’ll be changing baby every hour. 

Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

It really just depends on the size. I think babies are considered newborns until they’re 28 days old. But my baby was out of newborn diapers at 2 weeks. She was born at 8 lbs 13 oz.

We did the same thing, used newborn disposable diapers and then switched to cloth right after that. We just bought one big pack and kept buying more until she was too big for them. We actually opened a box of 96 right before deciding to switch over, so I’m just saving them to make a diaper cake for the next shower I’m invited to.

Post # 5
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i actually think nb diapers go up to about 10 lbs, so it depends on the size of your baby when he/she is born. my son was 6 lbs 15oz at birth and wore nb diapers until he was between 5 and 6 weeks old (exactly 10 lbs). we change his diaper before each feeding, around 8 times per day, so we go through a case of 84 diapers every 2 weeks or so. we went through about 2.5 cases. 

i’d say register for a few smaller packs of nb diapers (36 or 48 count), but only open the first one so you don’t waste a bunch if he/she outgrows that size mid=-pack. you can exchange any unpoened packs for a larger size.

Post # 6
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

DS was born at 7 lbs 14 oz, and was ready to move into size 1 diapers by the time we ran out of the nb ones we got from the hospital (so we never had to buy any). We used nb ones till we ran out, then moved to cloth (prefolds and covers).

Post # 7
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

All the newborn paper diapers I used were Up To 10 lbs (pampers, huggies, seventh generation, earth’s best, target and cvs brands).

We used paper diapers until DS’s umbilical stump fell off at 3 weeks. He was born at 7lbs 7oz and I would say fit into newborn almost the full 3 weeks. I think I mixed in some size ones toward the end. Also the Target diapers run bigger, so if you get some of them you might be able to use them during the transition between size nb and 1. The number you’ll need depends on how often you plan to change (some parents let their kids sit for awhile) and how sensitive your LO is. DS hates a wet diaper and we were changing 1 an hour, if not more often.

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