Diaper Stockpile – How many packs do you need
With my oldest 2 (who are now 8 and 6) I did not stockpile diapers (totally wish i had though) but with Alyssa(now 3) I did and not only was it the best thing on our budget but the stress too since I didn’t have to worry about leaving the house in the middle of the night cause we ran out or having to rush to the store because we ran out. Which happened a few times with the other 2 when things got crazy and we were not paying attention to how many were left. My kids were all potty trained around 2.5 and so my totals are a bit lower for the size 6s and pullups but once you get to that stage you will be a pro at figuring out exactly how many you will need 🙂 My kids were also little peanuts when they were born my smallest being 5 pounds and the biggest being 6 pounds 9 ounces so we were in newborns longer then most people are but after that the kids caught up quickly to the “average”.
When I talk about packs I am talking about the Standard jumbo packs of diapers. For a reference point and to help you Mega Packs are 1.5 jumbo packs and super mega packs are 2 jumbo packs. As you go up in sizes the amount of diapers in the pack gets less and so you end up needing to buy more packs in general.
My buy prices for diapers was under .10 per diaper.
This is my recommendation on how many diapers per size you should stock up on.
Newborn – 5 packs
Size 1s – 10 packs
Size 2s- 12 packs
Size 3s- 38 packs
Size 4s – 36 packs
Size 5s- 25 packs
Size 6 – 20 packs
Pullups – 35 packs
Now as we get to the 5,6 and pullups thats how many I would have on hand because some kids are bigger and get to that size earlier and you don’t want to be stuck with no diapers and at the same time if your child starts potty training you don’t want to have a crazy amount of diapers left over either.
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