How Many Wipes and Diapers Will I Need in the First Year?

How many diapers and wipes will I need in the first year

Ready for the big scoop on poop? Babies go through an astounding amount of diapers:  approximately
2,200- 3,000 in their first year alone. Not to mention those convenient wet wipes: you’ll need nearly 15,000 of those to keep that little baby bum clean in year one.

As you dive into the new world of baby shopping bliss, deciding which diapers and wipes to use,(plus how many!), should be top of your list. 

Before you begin to fill every nook and cranny of your home with baby items, check out our guide that will save you time, money, and sanity all while ensuring you’ll never run out of the diapers you really need.


how many diapers and wipes in the first year


Diaper Stockpile for the First Year and Beyond: 

How can you ensure that you're covered for the large amounts of diapers and wipes you’ll need without overspending on the wrong size? 

Use our sizing guide to ensure that you know what sizes you need when: 

  • Newborn - Size 2: 7-13 pounds
  • Size 3: 9-20 pounds 
  • Size 4: 18-30 pounds 
  • Size 5: 24-55 pounds 

Here are a few other essential tips you’ll want to take into consideration before you start your diaper stockpile: 

Tip # 1: Don’t focus just on newborn size. 

Depending on how much your little one weighs at birth, you may be out of newborn diapers within the first month. 

If your baby is 9 pounds at birth, he or she may outgrown the newborn sizing within the first couple of weeks. 

Play it safe and have two packs of newborn diapers to start and ask for larger sizes from those doting friends and family members. 

Tip # 2: It’s All About Weight:  

Diapers are based on baby weight, NOT age. Paying attention to your baby's weight will make the difference between buying a package of diapers that's good for the next three days versus ones that last far longer.  Take a close look at what your baby weighs before deciding which size to purchase and when to size up. 


Tip # 3: Watch your Baby’s Growth Rate

All babies grow differently and with that, your needs for diapers will change as well. 

You can always check in with more experienced friends and family members but even their perception on which size and brand will vary depending on their own baby’s needs. 

Below, Mum & You has created an indispensable diaper sizing chart so you can confidently build out your diaper supply for the first year. 

Use this chart below to help you best navigate the wide world of diapers:

How Many Diapers and Wipes in the First Year


Never Run Out of Diapers & Wipes 

And we mean--NEVER.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea that you’ll need to provide hundreds of wipes and diapers during your baby’s first year and beyond, Mum & You has the perfect solution. 

Gone are the late night grocery store trips because, let’s face it, there will come a time when diapers or wipes are forgotten. 

Not to mention the expense and huge inconvenience when the store doesn’t carry the brand you’ve come to know and love. 

Mum & You has you and your little one covered-literally. 

Our convenient eco-friendly diapers and biodegradable wipes subscriptions take away the hassle of diaper counts and wipe worries. 

Delivered straight to your arms from ours, Mum & You subscriptions offer high performing, eco-friendly diapers and wipes that save you both time and money without compromise on quality, performance or the environment. 

Here’s a quick breakdown on why our subscriptions are loved by parents around the globe: 

  • Save up to 17% with your subscription or choose a 4-pack bundle of our soft, eco-friendly diapers
  • Flexibility for You: Choose when they’re delivered – every 15, 30, or 45 days
  • Need to Press Pause? Pause or cancel your subscription at any time 
  • Moms Making an Impact: 1 subscription= 1 donation to a mom in need (include foundation logo?)
  • Kind to Baby & the Planet  

How many diapers and wipes will I need

Convenience with a Conscious: 

Choosing The Best Eco-Friendly Diapers and Biodegradable Wipes

With approximately 3,000 diapers consumed in baby’s first year alone and nearly 385,000 babies born worldwide every day, choosing eco-friendly products that protect both baby and the environment is now more important than ever. 

At Mum & You, we’re committed to looking after today’s planet for tomorrow’s generation and this means cutting down on our environmental impact wherever we can. 

We’ve made sustainable living easy for parents. Our eco-friendly diapers and biodegradable wipes truly live up to Mum & You’s commitment to choosing baby products that leave your conscience as clean as your baby’s bottom! 

Here’s how Mum & You’s super soft, high performance diapers maintain their eco-friendly status: 

  • Made using wood pulp from certified sustainable forestry
  • 100% Recyclable packaging 
  • Plastic-free packaging: we use renewable sugarcane in place of plastic 
  • Free from lotions and latex: protecting baby’s sensitive skin while making our diapers super soft and comfortable to wear

Mum & You eco-friendly diapers also feature a super absorbent core that locks moisture away from your baby’s skin and will guard against leaks for up to 12 hours. That’s a lot of protection for your little ones tush and a ton of relief for mama. 

how many diapers and wipes in the first year will i need

The Wipe Factor:

A single diaper change can use anywhere from 1 to 10 wipes. And that doesn’t account for all those other sticky situations that we find ourselves in that need wipes! 

In your baby’s first year, you’ll end up using about 15,000 wipes!

Now that’s a lot of wiping. 

Keeping with our commitment to minimize environmental impact while providing the very best in high performing products, Mum & You’s biodegradable wet wipes are the gold standard in sustainable living.  

Here’s a breakdown on the only Green Seal Certified brand in the U.S.: 

  • Our wipes are 99.4% water and 100% plastic free
  • They are made of sustainably sourced naturally derived viscose
  • Our wipes biodegrade in as little as 15 days, even in landfill conditions*
  • Registered by Vegan Society
  • 100% recyclable packaging*

 With wipes in such high demand, Mum & You biodegradable  wipes ensure that today’s sticky mess won’t be a problem for tomorrow’s generation. 

How Many Diapers and Wipes Will I need

That’s a Wrap! Diapers and Wipes Covered: 

Becoming a parent is a beautiful journey and we want to make sure that worrying about how many diapers and wipes you have isn’t a part of it. 

Using this guide to create a smart stockpile of diapers on hand not  only saves you money but it also gives you the peace of mind in feeling prepared for every stage. 

Mum & You can help ensure you have the diapers and wipes you need, delivered right to your doorstep. And you can rest easy knowing that you’ve purchased eco-friendly products that are kind to the planet and your baby’s bum.

Research shows that if you love this post, you’ll also adore these posts: 

**Biodegradation testing in line with ASTM D5511 showed 86.6% biodegradation after 15 days of testing, compared to the positive reference (cellulose), this translates to 100.7% relative biodegradation.  Wipes will home compost according to European Standards EN13432.  Wipes used for dirty nappies should be disposed of along with your household waste. 

*Where recycling facilities are available.