Post # 1
I was hoping ya’ll can help me with a diaper question: roughly how many newborn sized diapers do babies use up before they get too small? I’m thinking of making a diapercake as a gift and debating if I should have all the diapers be newborn size or not.
Will a typical newborn easily outgrow 108 newborn diapers? (As you can tell, I’m a total baby noob and haven’t the slightest clue).
Post # 3
It really depends. I would use Size 1’s instead. My son was in Newborns for almost a month because he was tiny, but I’ve known of babies that skipped Newborns altogether and went straight to Size 1’s. It’s likely the mom will be stocking up on Newborns anyways/getting them from the hospital, so she will be more able to use the next size up.
Hope that helps!
Post # 4
Depends on how big the baby is when they are born. Obviously a 5lb baby would be in them longer than a 9lb baby who may skip that size entirely.
Post # 5
I agree, depends on the baby. Mine was 8 lbs 13 oz when she was born, and she grew out of newborns at 2 weeks. I would go bigger just in case.
Post # 6
I would maybe do a cake with both sizes. Newborns are nice because they have the umbilical notch. But our baby didn’t use ANY of the newborn diapers we had. He went straight to size 1 diapers. So we ended up giving all of our newborn diapers away. I would get the smallest pack of each and make the cake with the bigger diapers on the bottom.
Post # 7
@Vitsippa: When I make diaper cakes, I use Swaddlers Size 2 because they usually come in a bigger box than the ones, more diapers for your buck. Honestly, it’s doesn’t matter. I’ve had friends use the diapers up right away since they’re going through lots during the initial months. Also, Swaddlers Size 2 roll into a nice size. I like the look of them rolled.
Here’s what they look like rolled:
Post # 8
We used 2 boxes (108 count) before we moved our son up to size 1 diapers. They would have been huge on him starting off (he was average sized 7lbs 12oz) – the snugger the fit the less chance of leaks.
I’d recommend buying one box of newborns and then a box of Size 1 that way you have both and if your baby is still in newborns then you can always buy more (we use diapers.com and get them like the next day).
Otherwise you may only want to buy a few small packages of different brands – we bought boxes of Pampers Snugglers but got some Huggies as a gift – the Huggies were terrible on him because the leg holes were too big so they would leak.
Post # 9
I agree with PP it depends on the size of the baby. I would do also both sizes. I know for us when we were registering this past week for my baby shower. We registered for all sizes of diapers newborn on up.
Post # 10
@Vitsippa: We cloth diaper now, but used newborns disposables until DS’s umbilical stump fell off, which didn’t happen until he was 3 weeks old! For us we went through A LOT of newborn diapers because DS is super sensitive to wetness and I was changing at least one diaper an hour….I don’t even want to know how many packs that is, but I know a pack was only lasting 2 days at the most.
Post # 11
My son was 10lbs 9oz and never fit into the newborn. But we went through 9-11 diapers a day in the first few weeks when we were using disposables. We use cloth 99% of the time now. I recieved a diaper cake at my shower, which was aweosme. The top layer were size 1, second layer were size 2 and third were size 3. It was nice to have some in each size, and now we have a stash of size 3s for when we need one. (Yes, my 4 month old is in size 3 diapers, and has been for over a month!)
I’d do a mix. If they are not using cloth at all, then they will use them eventually. If they are using cloth, then I’d do mostly size 1. We definitely felt like we had to use the size 2s before he outgrew them, when we would have been using cloth otherwise.
Post # 12
Before I switched to full time cloth diapering my Dirty Delete was in newborns for 2 months,she is pretty long and thin but was average sized at 7 lbs 10 oz. I would do a mix!