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Old 04-09-2013, 12:47 PM   #11
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We used between 12-15 diapers a day on a newby. I check diapers frequently and don't wet leave a diaper unchanged that has been peed in even once.

Dd has always been a heavy wetter because she holds it for hours. Right now we go through about 3-5 diapers in 24 hours because I sit her on the potty if she's been dry quite some time. If the diaper isn't wet, it goes back on. She is 20 months.

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Old 04-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #12
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Newborn sposies have a strip on them that change colors so you know as soon as they are wet. The average newborn will use 10-12 diapers a day regardless of cloth or sposie.
Yep. They had the color strip, but dd would scream every time she peed anyway. You can also smell when they go. My daughter used about 18 dipes per day for the first few months.
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Re: How many SPOSIES does the average parent of a newborn go through?

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I never used more then 10 cloth or sposie. The Hospital said 5-6 times a day. Something about the ph levels in breastfed poop not beging harmful until solide. They thought I change too much and upsetting baby with too many changes was disruptive. Oddly they also covered the bassinetts so light didnt disrupt the babies lol. I think changing At first sign of wetness is More an American thing.
I'm not an American and I try to change when wet just like my mother and sister. My American relatives tell me I change too often when using sposies and that they are designed to hold more than one pee.

I used sposies on Ladybug as a newb and we went through anywhere between 12 and 20 diapers each day. But the newbie diapers are cheap.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:53 PM   #14
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Re: How many SPOSIES does the average parent of a newborn go through?

DD #1 easily 20-25 a day she pooped a TON
DD #2 about 14-18

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Re: How many SPOSIES does the average parent of a newborn go through?

I think 10-12 is average but I remember going through 15 a day in the beginning with DD. I hated it!! I wish I would have known about cloth back then because we would have saved a lot of money.
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Re: How many SPOSIES does the average parent of a newborn go through?

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I never used more then 10 cloth or sposie. The Hospital said 5-6 times a day. Something about the ph levels in breastfed poop not beging harmful until solide. They thought I change too much and upsetting baby with too many changes was disruptive. Oddly they also covered the bassinetts so light didnt disrupt the babies lol. I think changing At first sign of wetness is More an American thing.
I had to use at least twice this (and we were doing sposie) my first literly pooed 20+ times a day and their was no way I was leaving her in that for any period of time. We also used diaper changes to try a stimulate her to wake enough to eat we had some FTT issues with her and part was she was not naturally waking to nurse. Diaper changes helped simulate her enough..

WIth our second we basically changed with feedings plus a few extra changes so at least 10-12 changes 14 seemed to be our average. She was cloth diapered from start and got irritated if left wet.
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Re: How many SPOSIES does the average parent of a newborn go through?

NAK-- excuse abbreviations.

Helpful answers-- keep 'em coming!

I should amend my OP to say that we were using more like 15 before, maybe 8-10 now with (just starting to figure out) EC. We change so frequently bc we planned on ECing & didn't want her to get used to being wet/dirty. I def don't feel like frequent changing is an American thing... seems more like the opposite, if anything (esp since so many places EC to some extent). But maybe I'm wrong...
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Re: How many SPOSIES does the average parent of a newborn go through?

Sposies "bulge" out and feel squishy when they are wet (not all sposies have that strip, just Pampers), so I would change him when he felt wet, or when he pooped which is all the time when he was a newb. So at least 12-24 times most likely cause it's around the clock too.
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Re: How many SPOSIES does the average parent of a newborn go through?

In German Cd groups the common response is shock or wow do Americans do anything other then change diapers all day. May be a German thing but its been discussed many times. Germans also have much less cds and were shocked by the reccomended amounts on us websites.
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Re: How many SPOSIES does the average parent of a newborn go through?

I would say ten a day? We would have went through boxes and boxes though...DD was a ftt babe and she fit in xsmall thirties for a year!
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