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Nappies - how many per day

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AuroraB Tue 19-May-09 11:51:30

hmmm thought i's posted this but it's gone.

anyway....as you ladies have been there and done it, i hope this is the right place to ask: roughly how many nappies does a newborn get through in a day, i've no idea if it's like 2 or 22.

oh and although i intend using reuseables i thought life may be easier initially if i go with disposables. is there any real difference between day pampers and huggies?

thanks for your help

juuule Tue 19-May-09 11:56:53

I would say about 10 a day for a newborn.

sleepyeyes Tue 19-May-09 12:03:23

When I used reuseables it was around about 6- 8 a day on average maybe 10 or 11 at newborn stage as your changing them through the night.

AuroraB Tue 19-May-09 12:04:56

great stuff, thanks

sleepyeyes Tue 19-May-09 12:04:58

I wouldn't say there is much difference between the brands but I know people will swear by pampers being best for girls and huggies for boys.

nickytwotimes Tue 19-May-09 12:05:44

8-10 to start with.

I find Huggies leak.
Pampers are dear.

Both Asda and Tesco do good nappies at a lower cost.

MarlaSinger Tue 19-May-09 12:06:12

I think about 8-10 including night changes, I am sure I was changing DS every 2-3 hours (at most). Be prepared for those occasions when you do the new nappy up, just in time for them to poo into it... grin

I used disposables and the only difference in brands is the shape really, I'd get 1-2 small packs of Pampers and Huggies so you can figure out which fit your baby best, I would not stock up with hundreds in case they are gappy on the legs etc.

AuroraB Tue 19-May-09 12:28:58

great advice - thanks all

nappyaddict Mon 08-Jun-09 11:34:05

I've always used between 4 and 6 a day.

jeee Mon 08-Jun-09 11:36:21

Normally about 10 for a new-born. But one day, DC4 got through 27 in 24 hours...

mistlethrush Mon 08-Jun-09 11:37:14

I used more reusables - as I had them and they were 'free' so didn't hold off because I knew we were going out in x amount of time blush. Can't really remember early days that much - we did have disposables for 8 weeks before sorting out washables, then hired a variety pack to find out which fitted best. I think we found Pampers were best at this stage.

mrsjuan Mon 08-Jun-09 15:59:11

We are currently going through at least 10 a day + a heap of clothes and muslins when she wees as we take her nappy off! Our daughter is tiny - on;y 5 lb 12 at 3 weeks and we find pampers the best - supermarket brands are too big ang huggies are a wierd shape. Pampers are bloody expensive though - can't wait til she grows a bit and we can start using our lovely stash of reusables!

cat64 Mon 08-Jun-09 16:23:44

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