How many diapers do you go through a day?

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asked Sep 22, 2023 in Baby/Newborn by GeneralLeia (1,040 points)
How many diapers do you go through a day?

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answered Sep 30, 2023 by Gingervitis (28,080 points)
The amount of diapers you go through a day depends on the age of your baby.

Newborn babies can go through as many as 10 to 12 diapers per day.

1 year old babies can go through around 5 to 8 diapers per day and babies between the ages of 18 months to 2 years old may only go through 5 to 6 diapers per day.

A toddler age 2 and 1/2 to 3 years of age may only go through 3 to 4 diapers per day as they tend to poop less often and pee less often and usually pee at a certain time after holding it in.

It's best to change your baby after a feeding to satisfy the baby's hunger quickly.

If the baby has a poopy diaper that is leaking or it's bothering them then it's okay to change the diaper before the feeding.

But most parents change their baby after the feeding.

A newborn uses on average of 10 diaper per day although some newborns may use up to 11 to 12 diaper per day if they poop more or pee more.

But most newborn babies use at least 10 diapers per day.

As the baby gets older they use less diapers and can use only 5 to 7 diapers per day.

As the baby gets to 2 years to 3 years old they may only use 3 to 4 diapers per day.

The best selling diaper brand is Pampers and also Huggies.

The number 1 diaper is Pampers Swaddlers as well as Pampers Cruisers and Pampers Baby Dry diapers.

Huggies is also a popular diaper brand.

Diapers should go slightly below the belly button when the diaper is properly sized.

If the diaper is fitting a little more like a low rise then it's time to size up on the diaper and if the diaper is fitting over the belly button then it's a sign that the diaper is too big.

The diaper's waistband should sit just under your baby or toddlers belly button.

The diapers leg cuffs shouldn't have any gaps.

After the diaper is on the child, run two fingers just inside the diapers leg cuffs to remove any gaps, which can help prevent leaks.

Newborn babies have a little piece of cord called the umbilical stump which is still attached to the belly button.

You have to wait for this to come off, and then for the belly button to properly form.

Only then can a diaper go over the belly button.

Remember to avoid covering the cord with the diaper, because the cord area should be kept dry and clean at all times.

If the diaper is too high, fold it down on your baby before securing.

You can also buy special newborn diapers that have a space cut-out for the umbilical cord.

The most common cause of leaking diapers is fitting your baby with the wrong diaper size.

So begin by checking if the diaper size is right for your baby.

Note also that the amount of pee increases as your baby grows.

By the time your baby is 12 months old, the amount of pee discharged in a day will be twice that of a newborn.

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