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06/04/2013 at 17:44
I'm starting to think about stocking up on some nappies now but because all the weight ranges of the sizes overlap I have no idea what size I'll need and how many of them before he's likley to be in the next size!Because I change nappies at work (and common sense!) I have a pretty good idea of a 'good fitting' nappy and when he might need to move up but that is based on visual clues that I won't know until he's actually here and wearing them! So I guess what I'm wondering is roughly (as I know it'll depend on how big they are!) what nappy sizes did you use at what age for an 'averaged' sized baby? I.e. size 1s for the first x amount of weeks then moved to size 2s for x weeks and so on!
Also how many nappies a day am I likely to go through? I've read newborns are around 10...when does this decrease! The children I look after between 1 and 2 probably have around 5 changes a day depending on how much they poo!
Sorry for all the questions just totally clueless and don't want to buy too many of one size or a size he's not going to need for months!!
06/04/2013 at 17:52
We bought size 1 pampers first but they drowned Zach so we ended up in micro nappies for around 3-4 weeks. He went up to size 2s around 12 weeks...
I found them so confusing too! I think the nappies lessen after the first fortnight, you get better at knowing when they need changing too so use less if that makes sense?
06/04/2013 at 17:57
How much did Zach weigh when he was born MB?
I'm glad I'm not the only one bamboozled!
06/04/2013 at 18:02
I bought a couple of pack of size 1's but more 2's and 3's which was sensible as B is in 3's at 9 weeks! In the early days they like them to have a minimum of 6 wet/dirty nappies over a 12 hr period
06/04/2013 at 18:16
I've only bought size 1s so far. Figured the shops are always open if I need a different size at short notice.
In advance of baby coming I've bought about 125 size 1s which in theory I'm thinking will last about 2 weeks.
06/04/2013 at 18:26
We started with size 1s but quickly went up to size 2 and he stayed in those for ages. Think we averaged about six changes a day.
Don't buy tons of one brand, just incase you find baby doesn't get on with them, they leak etc.
06/04/2013 at 19:03
E was 7lb 10 and wore size 1 until 6-7 weeks. Averaging 10 a day. Size 2 were ditched week 10 and probably only averaged 6 a day in those as R only has a dirty nappy once a day and if she sleeps through I obviously don't want to wake her to change. We went into size 3 when E hit 6kgs. Again about 6 a day atm.
Personally I wouldn't do much stocking up. Baby events are so frequent and you could waste a lot of money if the brand doesn't suit lo. For example E cannot have huggies. She gets such a red sore bottom almost immediately.
That said my tesco did allow me to exchange our excess size 1s for size 2 without a receipt but only 2 weeks worth that I'd bought forgetting her being due a growth spurt.
06/04/2013 at 20:35
I have about 50-60 size 1 nappies. Will get more when baby is here, we are in the supermarket so often I can't be bothered to stock up.
06/04/2013 at 20:47
what LLL said... we won't be buying nappies in bulk in advance... When we had G it took us a few tries to find a brand that worked for him every time we changed size. In size 1 Pampers leaked but Huggies were great (opposite for my sisters little boy). In bigger sizes we stuck with the pampers baby dry as they seemed best, now he's in size 6 Tesco or Lidl pull ups overnight. It's been a real case of trial and error and this has definitely been the case for my friends with their babies too. Wipes on the other hand, those I am buying like they're going out of fashion because I know which are my favourite (Huggies pure... I've tried em all lol!).
06/04/2013 at 20:55
I've bought one packet of size 1s and that is all I will be getting. Shops will be open after the baby is born, there are always special offers on and that way you can go with what works for your child. For example, Zoe was allergic to Pampers and Huggies didn't work on her at all.
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