I live in the Bay Area, and I’ve been a member of several mom clubs ever since my first baby Alice was born. Just like you, I’ve comes across first-time moms asking a common question: How many wipes does a baby use in a year?
To get a precise estimate on the number of wipes your baby will use in a year, there are things you should first take into considerations. In the first few months- 3 months, you will change diapers more frequently, and hence you’ll require more wipes. As your baby grows older, he’ll poop less often, and hence you’ll use fewer wipes in a day.
How many diapers does a baby need in a day?
To answer the question of how many wipes does a baby use in a year, it’s important to get to know how frequently your baby soils diapers. If your baby is less than a month old, you will need 6-10 diaper changes in a day. At this age, a newborn will pee after every feed and have bowel movements 3-4 times in a day.
If your baby is over one month old, you will notice some drastic changes in bowel movements and notice that you’ll only need 4-6 diapers per day. However, if your baby is exclusively breastfeeding, well you will change more diapers than a formula fed baby.
Diaper changes comparison charge up to 1 year
|Age Of The Baby||Diaper Usage Per Day||Diaper Usage In One Month|
|0 to 1-month-old baby||10 to 12 diapers||320 diapers|
|1 to 5 months old baby||8 to 10 diapers||240 diapers|
|5 to 9 months old baby||Eight diapers||240 diapers|
|9 to 12 months old baby||8 diapers||240 diapers|
How many baby wipes per month?
In the first month after your baby is born, you will need an average of 320 wipes. Your baby will poop frequently, and diaper changes will average between 10-12 diapers in a day translating to 10-12 baby wipes.
From the chart above, assuming that you’ll only use one wipe per diaper change, you’ll only need to add up the numbers on the right column to get the total number of wipes you will need in a year.
How many wipes does a baby use in a year? 320+240+240+240= 1040
What are the best baby wipes?
Now that you’ve known the number of wipes you should you will need in a day, a month and most importantly a year, let me show you some of my recommended baby wipes even for sensitive baby skin.
1. Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes
Pampers is a brand that has been around for years and established its credibility. They will only cost you around 2-3 cents per wipes. The wipes are soft, thick, mild on the skin and scented and you will only need one or two to replace a messy soiled diaper and one to change a wet diaper. You can wipe and fold and wipe again. They are 20% thicker compared to Pampers Natural Clean wipes.
2. Huggies Natural Care Wipes
These cost only 2 cents a wip (See Price on Amazon) e and are similar to the Pampers Sensitive wipes. They contain 99% and are treated with vitamin E and Aloe water making them ideal for use on sensitive skin and keep a child’s skin healthy. Additionally, these wipes are paraben free, alcohol-free and fragrance-free.
3. Bloom Baby Wipes
You will be spending approximately 7 cents per wipe. While the brand is relatively new to the market, these wipes are one of the best baby wipes for newborns. They are soft, durable, smell great and large enough (an inch wider than common wipes). They are 98% natural and don’t contain harsh chemicals you’ll find most wipes like ammonium, alcohol, sodium sulfate or chlorine) but still have the best antimicrobial benefits. They are ideal and a great pick for babies with sensitive skins.
Final thoughts on how many baby wipes in a year
The number of baby wipes you will use in a year can only be roughly estimated but will also depend on a variety of factors. If your baby is on formula, you might use less wipes and diapers compared to a breastfed baby. Above is my basic guideline, an overview of the wipes you should stock. You can also read my other articles on fan and strollers for Disney visits and toys to help your baby learn to walk.