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  • teddybear1082 teddybear1082's Avatar 06-27-07 | 07:41 PM
  • I was wondering if anyone knows how many diapers the average newborn goes through per day. I am trying to gear up now so that once I go back to work in September I can coast until I deliver!
  • KJCsabre KJCsabre's Avatar 06-27-07 | 10:15 PM
  • Well at work they change the baby's diaper every 2 hours. That makes for 4 diapers in an 8 hour daycare day. I'd say then close to 8ish? That's my educated guess thinking you change the baby less at night.
  • teddybear1082 teddybear1082's Avatar 06-28-07 | 06:58 PM
  • A few of my friends told me that they go through about 8 a day, so you were right on!

    My next question is how long do babies tend to last in newborn size???

    2 of my friends (one had a small baby and one had a huge baby) said they lasted about a month for them....
  • koala_kaper koala_kaper's Avatar 06-29-07 | 03:05 PM
  • That totally depends on the size and shape of your baby... DS never wore them and he was 8 lbs 10 oz at birth and SOLID. DD is in them now and will be for awhile (the tabs overlap!!!) and she was 8lbs 15 oz at birth... they were only half an inch apart in length...

    We bought two 40 packs at the store plus used all the ones from the hospital and a pack we got from my BIL (another 40 pack), all NB size, and there are about 20-25 left (DD is 2 weeks 2 days old)... So that may give you an idea on numbers too!

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