The number of diapers a baby goes through is a good indicator of whether they’re getting enough to eat and are sufficiently hydrated. Fewer wet diapers may indicate dehydration, and fewer poopy diapers may result from constipation, low milk supply, or other digestive issues.
For the initial few days after delivery, the total number of diapers they will wet generally increases every passing day. How many diapers per day for a newborn baby is necessary? By the time a baby is five days old, they may pass urine about six times per day and have about three or more stools per day. For the first few weeks, a newborn baby may need up to 10 to 12 diapers a day.
As the baby grows older, their need for diapers tends to decrease.
Generally, one good indication that the baby is getting enough nutrition is if there are six to eight wet diapers per day.