I need to know How many of what size diapers to buy?

Chantelle - posted on 03/27/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Ok so this has been an issue of much debate between my husband and I. We live on a very limited budget and only get paid once a month. that being said I dont want to hit the middle of the month and be without the all important diaper. I am usings Huggies. Their newborn size goes to 10 pounds, the number 1 size goes to 14 pounds, and the number 2 goes from 12 to 18. What should I plan for? How many of each one should I buy? I am stumped and convincing my husband that over buying is better than under buying is a pain in the butt. please help?

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Sarahjane - posted on 03/27/2010

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get a size bigger u dont have to change as much cos that what i have 2 do with my 2 mounth daughter as she slleps for 12 houes with out waking so i put her in size 3

Kasie - posted on 03/27/2010

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I would buy alot more of the size 1 and 2 diapers. With both of my daughters, it seemed like they stayed in that size for quite some time. I agree, save your receipts and then you could just exchange them for a different size. Yes, don't buy alot of the newborn size diapers, they are out of that size in a flash! If it's any help to you, my youngest daughter is 15 months old, and she is still in size 3 diapers...we're just on the verge of buying the next size up. Good luck and I also agree, there is really no such thing as over buying...I saved any left over diapers(of all sizes) in a large plastic tote, and when are second daughter came along, I just fished through the bin for diapers!

Kristin - posted on 03/27/2010

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For the first bit, you are looking at 8 to 12 a day, especially with a newborn. They do not stay in that size too long unless they are very small to begin with. If your baby is getting close to the top of the weigh range, go up a size. They start leaking when they get close and that will be aggravating. On a cost basis, get the biggest package you can afford once out of newborn size. You spend less per diaper the bigger the package and it can vary between brands (88 Huggies v. 84 Pampers both at ~$20 for example.) With this, unless there are skin issues, it's all about comparison shopping. With skin issues, you go with what works and try to minimize cost as much as possible.

One thing I did to kind of keep the $$under control was to buy the generic store diaper for daytime, and saved the Huggies or Pamper for night. Also, go to the Huggies and Pampers websites and get on their coupon mailing lists. Watch for the sales, probably won't coincide with payday though. Luvs are pretty good too and cheaper. And, if you can, maybe put a 10 or 20 in a jar once a week and then you will always have diaper money.

As for overbuying, not really possible. Especially if you plan to have more or have friends having kids. Also, unless your baby is a scary fast grower, they will be in the sizes 1 and then 2 at least the first 6 months. Saving receipts and exchaning is also a really good idea.

Karen - posted on 03/27/2010

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i'd personally buy only one or two packs of the newborn then more of the size ones and two's - when my son was born he only used newborn for a week or so and then they seemed to be getting snug (and leaking) before he hit the weight on them. the hospital had him in size ones from the get go and he was born weighing only 7lbs 13ozs...they can always wear diapers that are a little big on them if need be and like amy said, most places will let you exchange for different sizes.

Iridescent - posted on 03/27/2010

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You can buy the smaller sizes and if they outgrow, exchange. Just save your receipt (tape it to the closed packages if need be).

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