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Nappy sizes? How long where you in size 1 and 2?

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MotherPanda Fri 27-May-11 17:29:29

Hello, I'm starting to stock up on nappies, as i've been sent lots of vouchers from various supermarkets that i want to use before they expire.

But i'm failing to figure out how many of each size i will need. I heard that newborns need 10 changes a day, but how long is the average baby in size 1, size 2 and size 3?

do i only need a couple of packs of size one - or will they be in them for a couple of months.

I know every baby is different, but i just dont want to end up with hundreds of tiny nappies i cant use.

Thank you smile

sweetuphoria Fri 27-May-11 17:41:55

We only used size 1 for a few weeks so I wouldn't get many of those at this stage.

somedayillbesaturdaynite Fri 27-May-11 17:44:43

get bigger then if u have to buy more 1 or 2 when lo is here they're cheaper than the bigger sizes anyway. it's not just about the size/weight of lo either, some babies pee more than others and saturate a smaller size. hth

Octaviapink Fri 27-May-11 19:06:49

I'd get one pack of size 1 - DD outgrew them in four days but DS was in them for a week or so and better too big than too small. But then they did grow fast (DS actually split his skin).

Popbiscuit Fri 27-May-11 19:09:30

I seem to remember being in the size 3's for quite a while with all of my kids. The ones and two's were outgrown pretty quickly.

sweetuphoria Fri 27-May-11 19:22:46

Yep I agree, you will probably need more of the size 3s because they seem to last a while

mousesma Fri 27-May-11 19:26:15

About 8 weeks in size 1 then about 6 weeks in size 2 for my DD. We could have probably used size 2 from the start though as DD was just about within the weight range.

CuppaTeaJanice Fri 27-May-11 19:28:53

Size 1 - a couple of weeks
Size 2 - maybe a month
Size 3 - months and months and months!!

It's not the size that matters, it's the absorbency. If you have a big stock of small leaky nappies you can always use value sanitary towels as an insert to help them absorb a bit more.

MotherPanda Fri 27-May-11 21:31:37

"Size 1 - a couple of weeks
Size 2 - maybe a month
Size 3 - months and months and months!!"

Now, I wish they printed that on the back of the packaging. smile

Morph2 Fri 27-May-11 22:47:35

Also ignore the weights they say on the packets. I stocked up on a few packs of size 1's as they went up to 10Ib (i think) and when my son was about 8Ib they gave him a rash on his tummy as they were abit tight.

sunndydays Sat 28-May-11 20:23:52

Dd was in size 1 for 12 weeks and she was 8lb when she was born, it really is hard to tell....she was in size 2 for ages and at 11 months has just gone onto size 4....she is 50th centile for her actual age and 75th for corrected (she was 4 weeks early)

Sirzy Sat 28-May-11 20:26:45

DS was in size 1 for about 8-10 weeks, size 2 for another 3 months, cant remember from there but much longer. At 18 months he is still in size 4.

familyfun Sat 28-May-11 20:30:09

size 1 - 3 months
size 2 - 1 month
size 3 - 6 months plus
size 4 - till dd1 was out of nappies.

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