Friday, March 16, 2012

Cloth Diapers vs Disposable Diapers

Sometimes, it just helps to see the comparison.

Some disposable companies state that their diapers can last up to 12 hours. But, I can't imagine that would be very comfortable for a baby. Babies need to be changed more often than that.

Here are our minimum recommendations:
Up to 6 weeks - at least 12-14 diaper changes per day = 504-588 diapers
6 weeks - 6 months - at least 8-10 diaper changes per day = 1008-1260 diapers
6 months - 1 year - at least 6-8 diaper changes per day = 1176-1568 diapers.
After one year that equals 2688 - 3416 diaper changes.



  1. What's even more startling is that most kids don't potty train until age 3. So you can multiply side one by three, and keep side two the same!

  2. Being that my husband and I are total dorks, we kept a diaper tally until my daughter was toilet-trained in the day. We hit the 3,000 mark at 12.5 months of age, so I just wanted to leave that here in the comments to demonstrate what the diaper toll was for a run-of-the-mill family =) We cloth-diapered, so in that time we ran around 250 cycles of diaper laundry as well.

  3. That is great information Sarah! Thanks for sharing!!