I was getting my pants changed last night and I wondered to myself how many real babies and adult babies across the country were experiencing the same thing at that exact moment.
There are just less than 4,000,000 babies born each year in the United States. I have no idea the total number of practicing adult babies, but I imagine the number would make up the 100,000 'baby birth deficit,' so 4,000,000 is a nice round figure to begin with.
If the 'average' baby is out of diapers after the third year, and you factor in the AB portion of the population, that makes 12,000,000 babies in diapers (babies and adults) at any given time.
Let's assume each baby (baby or adult) needs eight diaper changes per day, on average. That's 96 million diapers changed daily. No wonder the disposables industry is in such great shape!
That makes an average of 4,000,000 diaper changes every hour in the US ... just over 66,000 diaper changes every minute.
Next time I'm lying on a changing pad wondering if there's anyone else out there experiencing the same thing, I'll know I'm in good company.