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Oh so many diapers.

Written on November 17, 2005 by Kevin.

Rylan's Grandpa Fred recently picked us up a 228 pack of Huggies diapers from Costco (Thank you so much). While we had such a great time using the diapers, continuously, I figured I needed more fun than just changing them. Here are a bit of stats that I have come up with related to this one bag of diapers. Most information you find, states 10-12 diapers per day for a newborn. This just confirms that we have an overly active pooper or maybe it just means that we change his diaper when he has just a tiny bit of mess.

Total Count: 228
Cost Per Pack: $31.49
Cost Per Diaper: $0.13
Total Time to Complete: 17 days
Diapers Per Week: 91.9
Diapers Per Day: 13.4
Diapers Per Hour: 0.5
Diapers Per Minute: 0.15
Diapers Per Second: 0.002

Now if we were to continue using these same diapers, at this same price, at this same rate (obviously this wouldn't happen) we would come up with the following numbers. All that I can say is, thank God for toilets.

4895 Diapers Per Year
24476 After 5 Years


We buy those massive diaper packs from Costco also. The most amazing thing to me is that you think they're going to last forever. But before you know it, you're back in the car heading out to Costco. Unbelievable!

Written by MetroDad on Nov 17, 2005

I was definetly in shock when I saw the box for the first time. I too figured it would last an eternity but never the less, we will be back this weekend most likely.

Written by Kevin on Nov 17, 2005

Well...I would say that I go through abot 20 diapers a day!!...My son is way messy!!!. Anyways...The cost is soo expensive! Thank god that I have generous relatives who help me with my baby...He's a handful!

Written by SuperMommy on Sep 21, 2006

Do babies actually go through about 4,900 diapers a year! That is a lot of diapers!

Written by Alyssa on Nov 14, 2007

4900 was simply a fun estimation. Reality is probably closer to 2000 or so.

Written by Kevin on Nov 14, 2007


Written by Someone on Feb 19, 2008

I had 3 kids in one year...Imagin those diapers. Really, you can cut down on the number of diapers you use. Many new mothers feel they need to keep their kids completely dry but a little pee won't hurt them. Besides, if they stay that dry all the time they will expect it all the time and you create a problem for yourself. Congrats

Written by Andrea on Jul 21, 2008

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