A mom writes in asking for advice about diapers. She is 28-weeks pregnant and wants to know what size diapers she should stock up on for her newborn baby. She says that she is “measuring big,” and is therefore curious if maybe the better path would be to buy more diapers in a larger size. The community comes through with some very good diaper advice below.
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A member of the community asks:
“What size diapers should I stock up on?
I am 28-weeks-pregnant and have always measured ahead, I want to start stocking up on diapers but don’t know if I should buy newborn or not since I am measuring so big. What did you do?”
Community Advice for This Mom Who Wants to Know What Size Diaper She Should Stock Up On
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The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“Get a few different brands of diapers in sizes NB and 1. You’ll find a certain brand may fit your baby better or you just like a certain brand best. There’s also the possibility your baby may be allergic more or less to a certain brand and that’s not going to be very cost-effective if you have a whole bunch of that brand diaper stocked up.”
“Prepare with just one package of NB and one of size 1. Even the smallest babies grow out of both pretty quickly. Stockpiles are more helpful in the later months when they’re staying in 1 size for longer periods.”
“Don’t stock up. Especially not of one size/brand. You never know how quickly kid will grow. Or if they have a reaction to a certain brand.”
“Start with a few packs of newborn & a box of 1s… also, Instead of buying diapers, I bought some gift cards… then you can buy what you need when you need them! Plus you can shop for current sales. Good luck momma!”
“My kids stayed in newborn forever, but they were tiny. I also don’t suggest buying bulk until you know which ones work best for your LO. For both of mine, we did Pampers Swaddlers newborn. But as they moved sizes target brand worked best for my son. Hated Huggies for him. For my daughter, Huggies worked best. Once you know, then I’d suggest stocking up.”
“Walmart will exchange any of them at any time without a receipt. So if you happen to buy too many of a certain size you can always exchange it for the size you need.”
“Go with gift cards! We got around $200 worth of gift cards and they were ONLY for diapers. It was much better than being stuck with boxes our kids couldn’t fit or having to sell them for cheaper than we paid for. A lot of stores won’t take back diapers so I wouldn’t suggest stocking up on the diapers but rather have a fund set back for them!”
“Here’s another idea. Instead of stockpiling, put the money you were going to spend on a gift card and use that when needed. With everything going on it might be hard to return unused packs of diapers. Huggies leaked through with my daughter each time she peed. Pampers, parents’ Choice, and the Dollar General brand (Kidget) all broke her out. Luvs was the brand for us.”
“My last baby didn’t even fit newborn. Size 1 and 2. If they’re small you can always get more newborn. They always gave me some at the hospital, let us take home what was in our room, last time I didn’t buy any newborn diapers at all, she was 8 lbs, by the time we used what the hospital gave us she was in size 1.”
“I’ve bought all different sizes just to be prepared. I wouldn’t splurge a lot on NB diapers as they grow out of those quickly. I have about 4 boxes of those. What we don’t use will go to the next one preggo in our family.”
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