So many diapers!

The diapers are never ending in my house these days, with both a newborn and an almost 2 year old wearing them (thankfully my 3.5 year old is not!). My newborn goes through 6-10 diapers a day and my almost 2 year old goes through 4-6 per day – that’s 10-16 diapers we’re changing daily! We opted for disposable diapers since I work outside the home, and felt like doing reusable diapers wasn’t something we could keep up with. That being said, I’ve done a lot of research on diapers over the last few years!

For newborns and babies a few months old, I prefer Pampers Swaddlers as the best diaper. Newborn baby poop is very thin, and Pampers does the best job of holding it all in the diaper, and I would say the cost is worth every penny.

After a few months of age, I’ve opted for the best deal on diapers which I’ve usually found to be Luvs brand on Amazon . Amazon Subscribe and Save, which gives you an additional percentage off, allows you to preset a monthly delivery option for your diapers – delivered right to your door! Gone are the days of carrying a case (or cases, if you have more than one child in diapers) of diapers home from the grocery store. Just make sure to update your subscription whenever your baby grows into a new diaper size.

Other diapering tips – around size 5 is usually when a nighttime diaper can be very helpful as babies will often wake up soaked through their diapers. Also, for those one year old’s who start to undo theirs diapers – put the diaper on backwards.

Happy diapering!



Lauren is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in Washington DC and Maryland. She has been practicing in the DC area for 6 years and loves her profession. Previously, she taught childbirth education classes in a hospital setting, which helped spur her on to form Stork Childbirth Education with her beloved partner, Flynn, in order to give expectant parents the best up-to-date and evidence-based education available. Lauren is mom to 3 small children, Jackson, Lilah, and Cara, each of whose births hold a special place in her heart as she teaches other soon-to-be mamas. Lauren lives in Washington DC with her kiddos and her husband, Tyler.