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how many nappies do you go through on a typical day?

(24 Posts)
ogri Thu 21-Jul-05 13:30:13

i use about 3 with my 11 month daughter.
just wondering how many everyone else uses.

kama Thu 21-Jul-05 13:31:33

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WigWamBam Thu 21-Jul-05 13:32:32

I used to change dd every three hours, plus whenever she pooed or got overly wet, so I used to go through about 6 or 7 a day.

Lonelymum Thu 21-Jul-05 13:35:37

I use about 3 too. Generally speaking, one at night, one in the morning and one after lunch. Might use another one if the poo arrives at an unusual time. My ds3 is 2.5 and about to be potty trained, but I should think he has only used 3-4 nappies a day since he was about a year old.

toothyboy Thu 21-Jul-05 13:37:53

From what I remember, at that age, I was using 1 when he woke up, 1 when he went down for a nap and 1 at bedtime. Then there was usually 1 other change at sometime during the day, depending on when he pooed. He seemed happy and never suffered any nappy rashes!

PiccadillyCircus Thu 21-Jul-05 13:38:16

Me personally, none .

DS (20 months) when he's at home with me probably about 3 during the day and one at night (unless there is a poo emergency). When he's at nursery he is always changed at least 3 times during the time he's there and has first thing in the morning and last thing at night ones as well.

MrsDoolittle Thu 21-Jul-05 13:38:38

3 here.
These are reuasble nappies though, and another for overnight

NomDePlume Thu 21-Jul-05 13:39:37

DD is 2.11 and is totally disinterested in pooty training. I would say we get through around 5/6 a day.

She has a change when she wakes at 7am, one when she does a no2 at around 10am, another wet one around 12.30, a fresh one when she wakes from her nap at around 3pm, then a night-time one after her bath. Obviously more if she is a little more 'regular' in the bowel dept.

I will say that I use more in the summer than I do in the winter as DD drinks like a fish in the warmer weather.

elliott Thu 21-Jul-05 14:03:28

Same as lonelymum. Ds2 (19 months) gets a change first thing in the mornign and a change before or after his nap, and other than that only if he's pooed. I feel I probably should change him more though - ds1 was pooing about 4 times a day at this age!

Magscat Thu 21-Jul-05 14:04:39

About 6. DD is 6.5 months & we use cotton nappies

Lio Thu 21-Jul-05 14:10:41

About 5 - 4 washable and one disposable.

Windermere Thu 21-Jul-05 14:39:25

About 4. Ds is 11 months.

Aero Thu 21-Jul-05 14:50:15

3-4

QueenOfQuotes Thu 21-Jul-05 14:51:26

3-4 depending on poos - and has been that way since he was little.

hub2dee Thu 21-Jul-05 15:55:34

Can I mini-hijack and ask for similar numbers used for younger babies, say 0-6 / 12 months ? Approx 10 per day sound about right ? (Putting together cloth nappy order). TIA.

Kelly1978 Thu 21-Jul-05 16:39:49

my dts are 4 mhths and only get thru 3-4 each now. I think the most they ever got thru was 5-6.

starlover Thu 21-Jul-05 16:45:16

hub2dee... we're in cloth and i think most we really ever used was about 8 per day. but it's always useful to have spares! lol
i had 12 shaped nappies, and 12 terry squares (for emergencies!)

now we probabyl use about 6 a day (ds is 5.5 months)

hub2dee Fri 22-Jul-05 20:21:30

Thanks starlover.

jessicaandbumpsmummy Fri 22-Jul-05 20:23:17

4 usually depending on bowel movements!!!

one in morning

one at lunch

one after bath

(usually a good 2-3 hour gap here at the moment!)

one for bed

bee3 Fri 22-Jul-05 20:25:17

3-4 during the day (depending on poos) and 1 overnight (ds 17 months).

PeachyClair Fri 22-Jul-05 21:10:26

At that age about 3 disposables, 4 when using washables (most of the time)

Use 2 day, one night now, disposables because he finds the others tooe asy to remove sadly

flowerfairy Fri 22-Jul-05 21:14:40

Now (ds16mths)3-4 in the day, depends on poos and if we're out and about and 1 overnight.

When ds started using cloth about 12 weeks or so we probably got through 6-8.

mumfor1sttime Fri 22-Jul-05 21:28:41

My ds is 6.5 months, we go through roughly 3-4 a day of mother ease washable nappies and one disposable at night time!

madmarchhare Fri 22-Jul-05 21:30:43

DS 20mos and use about 5. He's very pooey.

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