(Closed) How many diapers/wipes??

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

My advice? Your baby will outgrow the newborn diapers so fast you won’t believe it. Go to Costco or another wholesale store if possible and stock up on 2 big boxes of size 1 diapers (8-14 pounds). The Pampers ended up being the only ones that didn’t leak that I tried (and I tried them all). Same goes for the wipes, 2 big boxes. Newborn poops are MESSY! Your baby will be feeding and waking so often you’ll constantly be changing to keep him or her clean and dry.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

http://www.babycheapskate.com/2007/02/26/using-growth-charts-to-predict-diaper-needs/

 

This is one of my favorite baby blogs, she also goes through weekly ads each week and lets you know where to find diapers on sale. I always recommend Amazon, and from her site you can see that on Amazon, diapers are usually cheaper than anywhere else! 

Like the PP said, I would also recommend only a few packs of newborn diapers because they grow out of them so fast. It just depends on how big your baby is when born. My son was 6lb 11 oz and was in NB size for 3 weeks. That time was so fuzzy, though, I couldn’t tell you how many we went through! 🙂 Stock up on ones, bigger diapers are ok, but smaller ones will leak. 

I also recommend Pampers; we used Pampers swaddlers until size 2, and after that we used Pampers Baby Dry. The Huggies always leak, in my experience. HTH!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

It depends how big your baby is. Mine was a chunker, she outgrew newborn pretty quick. My friend just had a baby and she was in newborn for a couple of months.

We ended up just getting stuff at costco. We had big boxes of stuff, and if we have any left over open boxes of diapers I use them to make diaper cakes for friends, You can never have too many wipes.

Even when you try to get everything you need and be prepared, chances are you’ll be running out anyway. My husband was going out a few times a day for things. Especially since I was having breastfeeding issues, he had to get a nipple shield, breast pump, etc. And our baby was having constipation issues so we had to get her prune juice, pear juice, etc. So just be prepared to not be prepared!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Good for you for thinking ahead!

My baby was 8 lb, 8 oz, so we used the newborn diapers for only about two weeks before we outgrew them.  Our favorite diaper so far is Pampers Swaddlers.  We’re working our way through a box of Luvs.  They aren’t terrible but we prefer the Pampers.  We’ve tried wipes from BJ’s and ShopRite but our favorite is Huggies Natural Care, which we got at BJ’s and found that to be the best price.  I like them because they’re a bit less “chemical” than the other wipes, plus they’re the thickest.  They also come with a handy dispenser box which is the best we’ve seen.

However, you might want to hit your supermarket for smaller boxes of NB/size 1 diapers so that you can test them all out and see which ones you prefer.  There’s nothing worse than buying a huge supply of diapers only to discover that you don’t like them.

I was convinced I was going to use cloth diapers but I’ll be honest, at this point, I’m sold on disposables, at least for a few months.  I know it’s awful for the environment, but newborn poop is pretty nasty and it’s nice to just throw it away and forget about it.

Regarding other necessities, if you have anyone preparing meals for you, or if you’re preparing any for yourself, we found that to be extremely handy.  If you are a Groupon-er, see if they have any coupons to local restaurants that you can use.  Also, consider other things that you won’t want to run out at the last minute for:  baby wash, mommy and daddy wash, easy snacks (protein bars, etc), laundry detergent (we bought free and clear and wash our laundry with our daughter’s laundry), burp clothes (if you’re handy, making your own is easy and cheaper than buying).  Also, assuming your plan is to deliver vaginally, make sure you have a few weeks’ supply of your favorite sanitary napkin at home.  They say you may bleed for up to 6 weeks, but I’m at 5.5 weeks and didn’t need a full-size pad after, say, 2 weeks.

If I think of anything more, I’ll let you know.

Good luck and best wishes!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Well as a PP said it depends on how big your baby is.  Our son was 7 weeks early and we were in the NICU unit for almost a month.  We have been home now little over 2 weeks and he is still in newborn diapers.  Put it this way it has been over 100 diapers in the last two weeks! We follow what the hospital did, change him before we feed him and then of course are the poopy’s that happen in between/or wet ones.  I also agree on the Pampers swaddlers.  Right now we are using an off brand and I hate them! They leak!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Dirty Delete is 4 weeks old and is still in NB (we’re using cloth but when I put her in disposables for long car trips, etc, she’s still in NB). She was 6lbs 9.5oz at birth and is now right at 7.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Sounds good to me.  Good luck!

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