Recently, after reading our post on creating a diaper stockpile, FYM reader Stephen reached out to us. He also had a baby in the last year, in fact he had twins! I can’t even imagine how many diapers that must be!
In any case, he found himself in need of A LOT of diapers. Instead of making size guesses based on other’s use like we did, Stephen did something really cool and now he’s sharing it with us! He looked at the Center for Disease Control guidelines of how babies tend to gain weight and created an algorithm that calculates how many diapers you will (approximately) need. He has created a free website where the public can use his calculator – it’s called How Many Diapers. Stephen, and his wife Cara, have even broken it down based on four of the popular brands of diapers: Pampers, Huggies, Luvs, or Honest Company. It’s so easy to use!
Here’s what I love about it. Madeline has grown a lot faster than I had anticipated. At 10 weeks old, she’s now just shy of 15.5 lbs and approaching the end of her size 2 diapers. Which meant I had WAY more size 1 diapers and size 2 diapers than I needed, even after exchanging in some of the sizes. I am so thankful for Stephen reaching out to us because just today I did a re-evaluation using his site based on how she’s been growing and I was given how many diapers we will need through the end of this year. It let me rest easy knowing we have what we need in each size, and hopefully won’t have too many excess diapers this time. Another thing I really love is that after telling you how many diapers you will need, this calculator then tells you how many of each size box that would be. It even links you to Amazon if you’d like to purchase them right away. How cool is that?!
Thank you so much Stephen and Cara for introducing us to your calculator, we will certainly be using it, and are sure that our readers will too! Best of luck with your twins (we know what a handful twins can be)!
Check out the calculator and let us know how it has helped you with your diaper stockpile in the comments!