Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Our Diaper History

Strictly curious, I wondered today approximately how many diapers have been changed for this crew. (Disclaimer: I am in no way implying that I have changed all these diapers myself.) Supposing 10 diaper changes a day for the first 3 months of life and 5 changes a day thereafter until they are potty-trained, between the three of them, my children have warranted 11,620 diaper changes. (I am, of course, working on averages. There have been many instances when newborn babies pooped on 5-6 new diapers in the course of 1 diaper change...)

Other Facts:
  • We have changed diapers non-stop since the day Lily was born, nearly 4 years ago.
  • We are in Phase II of having two children in diapers at the same time.
  • We have owned and used 6 different diaper bags.
  • Assuming that all 11,620 of those diapers were purchased in a box of 150, costing $30 (from Sam's), we have purchased 77 boxes of diapers for a total of $2310. And there doesn't appear to be an end in sight.
  • We have completely destroyed one Diaper Genie and are on the 2nd one.
  • Brian is infinitely better at changing diapers on the run, or as we like to call it, "field dressing".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

field dressing! love it!