What size diapers do you use the most?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

The size of diapers that are used the most varies depending on the age and weight of the baby. However, size 4 diapers are generally the most popular size on the market.

When babies are first born, they typically fit into the Newborn size diapers. These diapers are designed to accommodate the smaller size of newborns and often have a cut-out in the front to accommodate the umbilical cord stump. Newborn diapers are usually suitable for babies weighing up to around 10 pounds.

As babies grow, they will eventually outgrow the Newborn size and move on to the next size up. Size 1 diapers are typically for babies weighing around 8-14 pounds, and size 2 diapers are for babies weighing around 12-18 pounds. These sizes are commonly used during the first few months of a baby’s life.

Once babies reach around 16-28 pounds, they usually transition to size 3 diapers. This size is commonly used during the latter half of the first year and into the second year of a baby’s life.

Size 4 diapers are the most widely used size for babies. These diapers are typically suitable for babies weighing between 22-37 pounds. Many babies will remain in size 4 diapers for a significant portion of their diapering days, as this size is designed to accommodate a wide range of weights and sizes.

It’s important to note that every baby is different, and there can be variations in weight and size at each stage of development. Some babies may move up or down in diaper sizes at different rates. It’s always a good idea to check the weight guidelines provided on the diaper packaging and consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

In my personal experience, my baby spent the majority of her diapering days in size 4 diapers. She stayed in size 1 for a couple of months, moved on to size 2 for a few more months, and then settled comfortably in size 3 for a while. Eventually, around her first birthday, she transitioned into size 4 diapers and stayed in them until she was potty trained.

To summarize, while the size of diapers used the most can vary depending on the baby’s weight and age, size 4 diapers are generally the most popular size on the market. It’s important to consider the individual needs and development of each baby when determining the appropriate diaper size.