My friend mentioned to me that she changes her 2 year old's diaper only 3 times a day. This seems on the low side to me. I change my 2 1/2 year old and my 13 month old's diaper 5-7 times a day.

How many diapers do you go through each day and how old is your baby/toddler?

asked 26 Oct '09, 08:08

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I change my son probably 5-7 times (7 is probably the maximum I would use per day) but your friend is definitely on the low side!! I think the typical amount is 5 per day!


answered 26 Oct '09, 15:34

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At least once per feeding, but almost always in between as well if there is stool. I would say on average we go through 8 diapers per baby per day. Our twins are 9 months old.


answered 26 Oct '09, 12:15

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5-7 seems about accurate to me for my 2 year old. Maybe her child is getting ready to be potty trained and can hold it longer?


answered 26 Oct '09, 13:25

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Her son's diaper leaks a lot, I think she just only changes it 3 times a day no matter if it's full or not. The reason it came up is because he's leaking a lot and I mentioned that she may want to just change his diaper more often.

(27 Oct '09, 02:58) Sabrina

My 2 1/2 year-old nephew is potty-trained and, at two years old, sometimes needed his diaper during the night. During the summer he earned a bicycle by going an entire month without an accident through the night. For a 2 1/2 year-old, I would think that anywhere from 0 - 7 diapers is "normal". I would think it just depends on the child's interaction with parents and other children, and amount of potty-training going on.


answered 26 Oct '09, 16:54

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