Diaper Pail – Which one is the best?

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Diaper Pail Line Up (from left to right): Safety 1st Simple Step, Diaper Dekor Plus, Diaper Genie Elite, Diaper Genie Essentials, Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail, Diaper Champ Credit: BabyGearLab Staff

One thing that every new parent quickly becomes familiar with is changing diapers. Which of course leads naturally to the question, “where do I put this poopy-diaper?”

Pleasantly, until your little newborn pooper starts eating solid foods (typically at 4-6 months age), the stink-factor remains relatively mild. But, a new dawn arrives when junior starts eating solids and suddenly what was a mild smell issue at the diaper changing table becomes a full-on stink-a-torium.

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How many Diapers will I need for my Newborn?

Newborn:Diapers.IconIn the first couple of months, you may find yourself changing diapers up to 10 times in 24 hours. Diapers should be changed whenever they are wet or soiled. Your baby will often (but not always) let you know. With a super-absorbent disposable diapers, you can tell if it’s wet by feeling for lumps in the absorbent material.

Here are some common times for changing diapers:

  • Right before or right after every feeding
  • After every bowel movement
  • Before bedtime
  • When your baby wakes up
  • When you go out with your baby
  • If none of the above events happened, change every 3 hours.

 

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Difference in Pampers Diaper Versions

What’s the difference between all these diapers available from Pampers? Which one can be used for my baby at what stage?

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For Newborn:

1. Swaddlers

With a cloth-like, breathable backsheet, provide a soft, blanket-like diaper to wrap your infant in comfort and security. It has stretchy sides and adjustable fasteners for a snug and comfortable fit. And the diaper is contoured with less bulk through the legs.
Size: Available in Newborn, and Sizes 1, 2 and 2-3 with stretchy sides and tabs that can overlap.

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Most Efficient Calculator to Purchase Diapers

Buying Diapers for the baby may seem like either a very easy task (just go to the store and pick the one you like most!) or a daunting one (so many choices… what’s best for my baby?!).

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I had a really tough time trying to understand the different types of diapers available, especially within the same brand. Questions like – “are Pampers Cruisers the same as Pampers Swaddlers?”, “At what age do I start putting on the Huggies Snug and Dry?” made it even more confusing.

See my other post for info on what the different names of Pampers Diapers mean and when you should use them.

Once I have made the decision on what brand and type of diapers to purchase, I now had about 120 websites selling me the same product in different combinations. If I wanted to get the best value for the money I was paying, there was no easy way to compare them. Each product has a different diaper count, some websites asked to pay for shipping, some had coupons with discounts, which made them as different as apples and spaceships.
I created this easy Excel sheet to compare apples to apples which would help me calculate PRICE PER DIAPER, which is what I really use to make my decision.

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