How Many Wipes Does a Baby Use in a Day | A Parent’s Guide to Baby Wipes

Parents go through so many diaper changes that you may want to know how many wipes does a baby use in a day? As we will see, this depends on the baby’s age. We will also calculate how many wipes a baby uses in the first year. 





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How many wipes does a baby use in a day?

We will use the following information for our wipe calculations 

  • You will need 10 wipes for each poopy diaper
  • You will need 1 wipe for each wet diaper
  • We will ignore diaper blowouts where you might need dozens of wipes.
  •  And I’ll assume you won’t use wipes for anything besides diaper changes. 

If you’re one of those people who has mastered the art of cleaning a dirty diaper with 3 wipes, I salute you!  I am the type of person who uses 20 instead of 10!

That is to say, these are averages. Every baby and every person wiping baby butts is different, so these numbers are meant as guidelines. 

Here’s a quick summary, and next, we’ll get into more detailed calculations.

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How many wipes does a newborn use? (0-3 months)

On average, a newborn will have 7 wet diapers and 3 dirty diapers per day, which means 37 wipes per day.

Or, in the first 3 months, you’ll need 1,110 wipes per month and 3,330 wipes for the first 90 days. 

This works out to about 15 packs of wipes per month, or 45 packs of wipes for the first 90 days. 


How many wipes does a baby use from 3-6 months?

At this age, a baby will use about 6 diapers per day- 5 wet and 1 dirty, This totals up to 15 wipes per day. However, this can vary wildly- some babies may poop once or twice per day, while others may only go once or twice per week and this is totally normal! [Source].

In months 3-6, you’ll need about 450 wipes per month, or 1,350 wipes for all 3 months. 

That’s about 6 packs of wipes per month or 18 packs of wipes for all 3 months.


How many wipes does a baby use from 6-9 months? 

In months 6-9, your baby will have pretty similar habits to months 3-6. This means 4 wet and 1 dirty diaper per day, or 14 wipes a day. 

This works out to be 420 wipes per month, or 1,260 for months 6-9.

That’s about 6 packs of wipes per month or 18 packs of wipes for all 3 months.


How many wipes does a baby use from 9 months and up?

The typical baby or toddler over 9 months will have 3 wet diapers and 1 dirty diaper per day. This works out to 13 wipes per day, 390 wipes per month, and 1,170 wipes for months 9-12.

That’s about 5 packs of wipes per month or 15 packs of wipes for all 3 months.


How many baby wipes does a baby use in a month?

how many wipes does a baby use
  • Between 0-3 months, a baby uses about 1,110 wipes per month, or about 15 packs of 70 wipes per month
  • Between 3-6 months, a baby uses about 450 wipes per month, or about 6 packs of wipes per month 
  • And between 6-9 months, a baby uses about 420 wipes per month, or about 6 packs of wipes per month 
  • From 9 months and up, a baby uses about 390 wipes per month,  or about 5 packs of wipes per month 

You can see the more detailed math in the section above!


What’s the average amount of baby wipes I will need in the first year?

how many wipes does a baby use in the first year

In the first year, you will need approximately 7,110 baby wipes. This is approximately 100 packs of wipes.

The math: In the first 3 months, a baby will use 3,330 wipes. In months 3-6, a baby will use 1,350 wipes. In months 6-9, a baby will use 1,260 wipes. And in months 9-12, a baby will use 1,170 wipes


How many baby wipes are in a pack?

Packs of baby wipes are usually sold like in soft packages with pop tops, in packs of about 70. 

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Some brands and stores sell multiple packs of wipes together, like these Pampers wipes that come with 3 packs of 70.

Some brands that offer sensitive wipes usually sell the sensitive wipes for the same price as the regular wipes. But there are fewer per package.


How many baby wipes should I register for? 

You should register for 1 or 2 large boxes of wipes, and a few different brands of smaller packages of wipes. This gives friends and family the option to spend different amounts.  And it gives you a variety of wipes in case your baby has sensitive skin or you find a certain type of wipe works better than others.

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I highly recommend signing up for a baby registry on Amazon (click here to get started). Once a $10 purchase is made from your registry, you’ll get a free sample pack (which will probably have wipes in it). And you’ll receive a coupon for a discount on anything that’s left on your registry close to your due date!

Or you could make diapers and wipes part of your baby shower. Let the person setting up the shower know that you’d like to encourage the guests to bring wipes and/ or diapers. Often, this means they’ll receive raffle tickets in exchange for wipes and diapers. And the raffle winner will get a small prize, or gift card.


Do baby wipes expire?

Most brands of baby wipes do not expire. The few brands that do, expire 2 years after they are manufactured. After this time, the wipes may lose their moisture or become moldy.


Conclusions- How many wipes does a baby use in a day? 

There were have it, we’ve learned the answer to the question how many wipes does a baby use in a day. It depends on the baby’s age, how good of a butt wiper you are, and if you use wipes for more than just diaper changes. 


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