How Many Diapers and Wipes Do You Use Daily?

Updated on June 13, 2010
K.H. asks from Montgomery, TX
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So my SIL is due with baby #2 and we want to surprise them with a months supply of diapers and wipes for both kids. So my question is how many do you use a day? She will be breastfeeding the newborn, so i know she will be using a little more because of BM more often. My boys are 2 and 4 and i just cant remember especially with the wipes about how many i used. By the way they are both girls and the older one is almost a year old. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance for all of your answers!

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Thanks for all your help! I went today and bought 576 diapers for the newborn, some newborn and the majority of them size 1/2. I bought 280 diapers for the 1 yr old and a total of 1408 wipes. So I think I have them covered for a while. :)

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answers from Houston on

When my kids were babies, I was using about 11 diapers a day. When my kids were older, I was using about 8 diapers a day. As for wipes, I buy the Huggies refill that says x3 on it (3 refills). That lasts me a couple of weeks with two kids! And we use the wipes for hands, diapering, sticky spills...

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answers from Gainesville on

for both my girls i use about 10 to 15 diapers a day and i would say i go through one of the huggies reuseable containers a week. i buy a case of wipe from target there brand for i think 12 dollars and they last a month.diapers about 2 or 3 cases a month.hope this help

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answers from Fort Wayne on

The baby will need at least 12 diapers a day. The older one will probably use about 7 a day. Just buy a few of the bib refills for wipes. I know we use a million wipes. We use them for spills, spit up, diaper changes, sticky fingers and faces. I love them :)

I would suggest staying away from Pampers, as they are knows to cause life altering chemical burns in children.

You might consider buying NB size diapers as well as size 1 diapers, especially if she's known to have small babies.


answers from Honolulu on

At a year my son would use about 6-8 diapers a day. My newborn uses about 10 diapers a day and between the two I go through a large package of wipes every 2 weeks or so.



answers from Houston on

When my kids were babies, I was using about 11 diapers a day. When my kids were older, I was using about 8 diapers a day. As for wipes, I buy the Huggies refill that says x3 on it (3 refills). That lasts me a couple of weeks with two kids! And we use the wipes for hands, diapering, sticky spills...


answers from Miami on

I would say about 10 to 15 diapers a day.
And about two packs of wipes a week.

Try to shop at Sams or Costco, somewhere where you can buy in bulk.

It would also help her if you find out what type of brand she is already using for the first little one.

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answers from Los Angeles on

For a newborn, she'll probably go through 10-12 diapers per day. For the one year old, maybe 5-7 per day.

I'd just buy a big thing of refill wipes (there are usually at least 300 in those packs) and that should be plenty.




answers from Gainesville on

Can I just say, buy wipes and diapers at Sams if you buy Pampers and Huggies. They are super cheap and you get huge boxes.



answers from Oklahoma City on

I have a 2 y/o and an 8 m/o I use about 5 each a day. newborns about 10. We go through about one big box from sam's per child per month and wipes I buy at sams, they have about 700 and I can use that for at least 3 months! I hope this helps!
btw- great gift!!!!


answers from Corpus Christi on

diaper service they will just keep up with the demand.


answers from Reno on

Um I exclusively breastfed and when we first came home my co-workers did this. It was the best gift ever. They got me 1 box of 240 (size 1-5-15 pounds )diapers and 2 boxes of 256 count (size 2-12-18 pounds diapers)That lasted the whole two months. Plus one of those wipes boxes and the big 8 pack of refills. Hope this helps and what a thoughtful gift:)



answers from Houston on

Those big boxes from Sam's last me about a month or a little more...


answers from Houston on

Plan on about 8 diapers a day and you should hit it just about right. Whenever I have done the math based on how many packs of diapers I buy a month for my four month old, it comes out to about 8. I think about 2 things of wipes per week will work. Congrats on your new niece/nephew!


answers from Austin on

honestly, that is probably the best gift!!! i wish more people would have given me diapers instead of having 5 baby-care kits! (anyone need some booger-sucker things, thermometers...? lol)

my dd is almost 2 months old, and i am exclusively breastfeeding... i went through 1 jumbo boxes(i think 96) of diapers plus a couple of smaller packages.(can't remember the count).. i cant remember how many wipes though.... (im a little psychotic about diaper changing... she has super-sensitive skin, so if she is in a wet diaper for even 15 minutes she will get a rash)

~also, i was given the jumbo box as a gift... they were pamper's swadders and i LOVED them! didn't have any leaking issues, and the ones we were given had a yellow stripe that turned blue when wet... not that it's hard to tell, but it was nice to be able to tell at a glance instead of having to check. :)



answers from San Antonio on

If you have a Costco card, get the box of the generic fragrance free wipes. They are great and sensitive for the tender bottoms. That should last at least a month if not longer. Plus they are cheaper and just as good as the name brands. As for diapers, I never was any good at keeping track of how many we used a day. Probable 8-10 is a good rule of thumb. Remember though that the baby may grow out of the newborn diapers quicker than a month. Some don't even fit in the newborn diapers to begin with. Maybe buy the next level up. Your SIL may not be able to use them at first, but you will still be able to supply her with a month at some point. Congrats!



answers from Chicago on

I know this isn't exactly what you are asking for, but I thought I'd throw out the idea of buying her some cloth diapers. I just started using cloth diapers about a month ago and LOVE it and can't believe how many thousands of diapers I've thrown out over the past 3 years (and 2 kids.) You can purchase one-size fits all diapers, so she'd be able to use them for both the toddler and the new baby. I bought a trial set from a website called Cutie Caboose (recommended by another Mamapedia user), and after I found the brand that worked best for me I went to a local diaper shop and picked up more of my favorite brands. Over the long term cloth diapering is much cheaper than disposable, and I'm shocked at how easy it actually is.

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