How Many Newborn Diapers Do I Need?

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How Many Newborn Diapers Do I Need?

How Many Newborn Diapers Do I Need?

The number of diapers a newborn baby needs can be sort of unpredictable, similar to accidents. Being a diaper company, we know a thing or two about how many newborn diapers you typically need to stock in your nursery.

Depending on their weight, newborn babies can go through 8 to 12 diapers per day. As a result, diapers cost dramatically different amounts for parents and caregivers.

Newborn Diaper Sizing Chart

As we mentioned, your child’s weight can help determine their diaper size and how many diapers they need. Newborn babies that weigh less than 10 pounds go through the most diapers but you can refer to the information below to prepare your nursery for your unique situation. 

  • Newborn size - 0-10 lbs. - 8-12 diapers/day
  • Size 1 - 7-17 lbs. - 8-10 diapers/day
  • Size 2 - 14-24 lbs. - 8-9 diapers/day
  • Size 3 - 21-31 lbs. - 6-7 diapers/day  
  • Size 4 - 28-44 lbs. - 5-6 diapers/day


How Much Do Newborn Diapers Cost?

Buying diapers isn't cheap, but once you discover how many diapers you need to buy for your child, you’ll be better prepared for how much diapers cost.

Disposable diapers from some of the most popular brands can cost anywhere between $0.20 to $0.30, relative to the retailer. Boxes of diapers usually hold 180-200 nappies, ringing in at around $30.

We think it’s fair to suggest that you can expect to spend about $500-$900 on an annual supply, assuming your baby uses between 2,500 and 3,000 diapers in their first year. 

Newborn Bamboo Diapers

When it comes to disposable diapers, we believe that biodegradable bamboo diapers are a gentler, eco-friendly alternative to conventional disposable diapers and cloth diapers.

We recommend trying Eco Pea Co.’s soft and absorbent bamboo diapers, which are made using sustainable and biodegradable bamboo sheets with an FSC-certified bamboo core. They are also designed for sensitive skin, which means less of a chance of diaper rash.

You can purchase a diaper subscription bundle with 5 packs of diapers and five packs of unbleached bamboo wipes. The diaper subscription saves you over $37 compared to our regular, non-subscription price.

You can refer to the chart below for details about our diaper sizes and how many come in each pack. 


Key Takeaways

Babies go through a lot of diaper changes. Hopefully, we helped you establish how many newborn diapers you need and how much diapers cost. Before you start on your parenting journey, be sure to check out the CDC diaper changing steps.