Um, 20-25 diapers PER DAY?! Holy crap!

Somewhere between 10 and 14 diapers per day.

Cuties Baby Diapers (Size 5, 27-Count), Pack of 4

$34.00
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  • Newborns could bottom out at 16 diapers per day, while toddlers may need around 6 diapers to get them through the next 24 hours of driving you crazy.

    During the past forty years, disposable diapers have become an important part of the economy. Since the average baby uses at least ten diapers per day for an average of two years, the convenience of the product has made it a very popular as well as controversial item. A recent survey by Texas A&M University reported that 81 percent of the participants exclusively used disposable diapers, 15 percent used cloth and disposables, while just 4 percent used only cloth diapers.

  • At day 5 and in the days following, your breastfed baby should produce 5 soaking weight diapers per day and have about 3 yellow stools daily. Rest assured, exact stool counts can vary.

    At day 5 and in the days following, your breastfed baby should produce 5 soaking weight diapers per day and have about 3 yellow stools daily. Rest assured, exact stool counts can vary.

    IS BABY GETTING ENOUGH? — QUICK REFERENCE CARD
    ~~~ AFTER 6 WEEKS ~~~
    WEIGHT GAIN:
    If baby is gaining well on mom’s milk alone, then baby is getting enough. More on weight gain. Average weight gain for breastfed babies:

    0 – 4 mo 6 oz /week 4 – 6 mo 4 – 5 oz/week 6 – 12 mo 2 – 4 oz/week
    WET DIAPERS: 4 – 5+ sopping wet diapers per day.
    To feel what a sufficiently wet diaper is like, pour 4-6 tablespoons (60-90 mL) of water into a clean diaper (if baby wets more often, then the amount of urine per diaper may be less). Diapers may be wetter in the morning, especially with older babies. Urine should be pale and mild smelling.
    DIRTY DIAPERS: Depends on your child.
    Number ranges from many per day to one every 7 – 10+ days. After 4 – 6 weeks, some babies switch to an infrequent stooling pattern. This is normal as long as baby is gaining well, and stools are soft and profuse if several days have passed. More on infant stooling.
    OTHER POSITIVE SIGNS: After a feeding, mom’s breast feels softer and baby seems reasonably content. Baby is alert, active and meeting developmental milestones.

  • IS BABY GETTING ENOUGH? — QUICK REFERENCE CARD
    ~~~ AFTER 6 WEEKS ~~~
    WEIGHT GAIN:
    If baby is gaining well on mom’s milk alone, then baby is getting enough. More on weight gain. Average weight gain for breastfed babies:

    0 – 4 mo 6 oz /week 4 – 6 mo 4 – 5 oz/week 6 – 12 mo 2 – 4 oz/week
    WET DIAPERS: 4 – 5+ sopping wet diapers per day.
    To feel what a sufficiently wet diaper is like, pour 4-6 tablespoons (60-90 mL) of water into a clean diaper (if baby wets more often, then the amount of urine per diaper may be less). Diapers may be wetter in the morning, especially with older babies. Urine should be pale and mild smelling.
    DIRTY DIAPERS: Depends on your child.
    Number ranges from many per day to one every 7 – 10+ days. After 4 – 6 weeks, some babies switch to an infrequent stooling pattern. This is normal as long as baby is gaining well, and stools are soft and profuse if several days have passed. More on infant stooling.
    OTHER POSITIVE SIGNS: After a feeding, mom’s breast feels softer and baby seems reasonably content. Baby is alert, active and meeting developmental milestones.

    In the first year, your tiny mini me is going to go through about 2,500 diapers. If that number is daunting and hard to grasp, it breaks down to something like 10-12 diapers a day on average for the first few months, then about 6 per day for the rest of the first year. In year two, you can expect that pace to slow to about 3-4 per day, and that pace may continue into year three when potty training really takes hold. Even after potty training, they'll probably still use one overnight diaper per day for another year or two.

Then, how many diapers per day do you need

"The reality is that, for a poor family, they're paying more than if you go into a big-box store or if you're ordering them online because they're getting them at the corner store. At the corner store you can have diapers that are costing up to 60 cents per diaper. When a baby needs eight to ten diapers per day, that becomes a real money issue very, very fast,” said Corinne Cannon, founder & executive director of D.C. Diaper Bank.