(Closed) How many diapers used per stage?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hate to say it, but even if there were a chart, I would not recommend it. Similar to baby clothes there is no way to know how quickly your kid will grow. I know some people who barely used their box of newborn diapers but my daughter was small and didn’t graduate to 1’s for two months.  Plus sometimes your have to try different diapers until you find one that you like/fits right/doesn’t bug baby’s skin.  

Best money saving advice is to get small packages and do research ahead of time on where you can stock up once you know what you aredealing with. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I would also recommend not stocking up. You have no idea which brand will fit your LO best. And the brand that fits best one month may not be the brand that fits best 6 months later. As LOs grow, their proportions shift. One growth spurt may result in skinnier thighs, which changes which brand works best because each has slightly different leg opening sizes. And the in the next growth suprt a little belly grows and you have to switch brands again. It’s constant trial and error to get the best fit.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Even after they are born and you think you know how they are growing, I still wouldn’t recommend stocking up!  We were in newborn for 2 weeks and 1s for 3 weeks.  We bought a big box of 1s thinking he’d be in them for a while and then all of a sudden he was pooping and peeing out of them like crazy.  We pushed both sizes about a week past when we should have but I couldn’t bear to waste them.  As it was, I had to donate about 60 diapers that we couldn’t use. So sad.  I won’t make that mistake again.  We will wait until he slows down to buy big boxes again. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s a little different because we cloth diaper our daughter but we were told to prepare for 12 a day for the first few weeks, but I would not reccomend stocking up. Since it really depends on how fast your little one grows and how the diapers fit. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@travellingfool:  how did you know for sure that it was time to move out of the 1’s. We just had our first blowout but the diaper still seems to fit pretty well around her waist. (Also – HI!)

Post # 8
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1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Maybe instead of stocking up on the diapers themselves, you could buy a $10 gift card every time you shop at the store you will buy diapers at? That way, you’ve “stockpiled” your diaper cash a little at a time, but you don’t run into the issues that PPs have (rightfully) pointed out.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

a million.

seriously though. it depends on the child- how big they were at birth, how fast they grow, their digestive system.. there’s a lot of factors.

(i’m not a mom, just grew up with lots of babies)

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@iRun2004:  Mostly because he was regularly peeing out of them. They appeared to fit fine but  clearly didnt since it wasnt containing the stuff! 🙂  and hi! 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t know, all the moms I work with and my momma friends recommended socking up on larger sizes when you see deals, but a variety of types. 3 liked target brand, 2 liked Walmart brand and everyone liked huggies. So we stuck to huggies and target brands. Both will let us exchange if the package is unopened. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

LOL, sorry had to laugh at this, you can tell you don’t have children yet.  As PP said it depends on the child.  We usually buy the larger boxes of diapers (econmy size).  And it all depends on how much a child pees/poos for how many diapers you go through and it varies day by day.  Some days are heavier change diaper days than others.  As for sizes, all diapers go by weight of said child.  A baby/toddler will spend quite a few months in size 3-4 diapers. 

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