Quantity question i.e. nappies/formula

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  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 16:42

    Quantity question i.e. nappies/formula

    We're costing out a few things. 

    How many nappies do your newborns go through a week? Also, if you use formula for whatever reason, how many of those tubs do you go through a week?

    Also, if you have the baby in your room do they sleep in a moses basket, crib or their cot in your room? Where in the room are they?

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 16:46

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    I used to go through 6-8 nappies a day on average. Slightly less now. We had P in our room. We had. Mess basket but she wouldn't sleep in it so ended up buying a co sleeper cot. We've just sold that as she stopped sleeping in that too. She has lways been right next to me by the bed or more Sally in bed with me. 

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 16:49

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    Roughly around 8 nappies a day, formula - you may get a tub to last the best part of 2 weeks at the start when they're having such small quantities.  Before Sam started weaning we'd use 3 tubs a fortnight.  - 6 x 7oz feeds a day.

     

    ETA, moses basket in our room till he outgrew it, the his cotbed.  It was on my side next to the window.

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 16:50

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    Nappies - we got through just over 200 in 3 weeks, so around 10 a day. That drops dramatically from 5-6wks. I bought a jumbo box of pampers early June, and I'm just getting to the last few (A is 15wks) We had A in the moses basket next to the bed. He's now in a travel cot, as he's outgrown the moses basket, and I can't get the cot in the room. Can't comment on the formula, as we've exclusively bf.
  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 16:50

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    In the early days formula lasted about 10 days going down to 6-7 days just before he got weaned. 

    Nappies was about 6-8 a day I think. 

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 16:52

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    Wave in the newborn days Lucas and Isaac needed a nappy change after every feed (sometimes during Weep). Now I has his nappy changed 3/4 hourly but tends to have an explodapoo once during the day too so obviously I change it then too > no idea re formula. I can't remember if a tub lasts a week??? I have a vague memory of a friend saying this but could be totally wrong

    Isaac was in a Moses basket right nest to my side of the bed (it made sense that I could just lift him out and latch him on iykwim). He's a beast now and has well outgrown the Moses basket so he's in a travel cot at the side of my bed (purely because my h couldnt be bothered moving us actual cot to our room Laugh) . 99% of the time Isaac sleeps all night but rarely he does wake up and because of this I've decided to keep him in with us (last night he was up 2 hourly Weep) as I'm too lazy to get out of bed and go into hs room to pacify him so he's staying where he is for the mo

    Xc

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 16:54

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    Thank you ladies - I genuinely had no idea how many they go through.

    We're hoping to BF however wanted to cost it out in case we couldn't for whatever reason. I think we may invest in a Costco card to buy nappies!

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 17:02

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    Aldi nappies fab and v cheap. Same with Asda little angels nappies however aldi nappies are the only ones that contains 'the beasts' explodapoos !!!! Weep

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 17:08

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    At the start I think a tub of formula lasted us close to 2 weeks. Now we buy one every week. With nappies, I've always changed him before or after a feed to get in to a regular routine of changing him. Sometimes he needed changing in between. I still stick to this routine now so maybe 8 on average per day?
  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 17:26

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    I wouldn't buy loads of newborn nappies at once. P grew fast and grew out of them. I ended up giving lads of tiny nappies to the women's refuge. I have always found pampers best for P. 

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 17:34

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    I agree asda nappies are fab, we don't use anything else. We only bought two packs when N was born incase we decided they weren't any good. As TNP says its best not to buy loads, incase they don't fit or incase they leak and you want to try another brand. Formula we used to go through a box a week, now it's more. I can't remember how much we used when he was born. N sleeps in his crib in our room at the end of our bed.

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 18:25

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    I get one of the giga packs of pampers at Costco, generally lasts a month @ £19.95. (180 nappies in size 3 to give an example) not sure they do newborn but we found kiddicares just4bums good for smaller sizes. We're using aptamil and get through a tub a week now x
  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 18:27

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    I think I just don't change my babies nappies enough because I only get through about 4-5 a day. I use nearly a tub of formula a week which is really annoying as Isabella is on some stupidly expensive one due her tummy problems

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 19:17

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    We get through roughly a tub of formula a week. I generally just buy one every week so I have a spare. 

    We use cloth nappies so can't really say on disposables, but I change her before every feed or as needed. I don't really count how many as it doesn't matter with cloth - just bung them in the washing machine when the bucket is full. 

  • Posted: 1 Jul 2012 19:22

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    Forgot the rest! E is  in a Moses basket next to my side of the bed. Once she outgrows that we'll have to use a travel cot in our room as there's no way the cotbed will fit!

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