Diapers with a wetness indicator are really helpful because just by looking at the diaper, you will be able to tell if your baby needs a diaper change. This is because there are lines on the front of the diaper that change colors when your baby is wet. For example, with pampers diapers, the line is yellow when the diaper is dry. It changes to blue when your baby is wet.
Diapers with wetness indicators are especially handy in those first few weeks when you are still learning your baby’s cues.
But not all disposable diapers come with wetness indicators! Also, the brands that have this feature may offer it in limited sizes—particularly the smaller sizes.
If the diaper wetness indicator is an important feature for you, verify the existence of that feature by checking the box before you buy. If you are buying online, check the description. Here are the most popular brands that offer wetness indicators in limited sizes.
Diapers With Wetness Indicator – Limited Sizes
- Babyganics (sizes nb-2)
- Bambo Nature
- Earth & Eden
- Huggies Little Snugglers
- Huggies Little Movers
- Huggies Snug & Dry
- Kirkland Signature (Costco diapers)
- Mama Bear
- Pampers Pure Protection
- Pampers Swaddlers
- Pampers Baby Dry (sizes nb-2)
- Parent’s Choice (Walmart diapers)
- Up & Up (Target diapers)
Our calculator uses data provided by the CDC's Baby Growth Charts and the diaper manufacturer's sizing and usage charts. CDC data is based on the average growth rate of a child.
However, not all children are the same. Please use the data provided as a general estimate to help you plan your diaper purchases.
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Add your baby's age & weight to calculate the number of diapers you will need during your ﬁrst year. If you're still pregnant, please estimate your baby's weight.
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What size diaper to choose?
|SIZE NB||UP TO 10 LBS|
|SIZE 1||8 - 14 LBS|
|SIZE 2||12 - 18 LBS|
|SIZE 3||16 - 28 LBS|
|SIZE 4||22 - 37 LBS|
|SIZE 5||OVER 27 LBS|
|SIZE 6||OVER 35 LBS|
Here's a helpful chart of expected weight gain over the next 6 months. Hover over the chart for more details.
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