Did you know that one in three U.S. families cannot afford an adequate supply of diapers for their babies? Well, we sure didn’t and were saddened to hear this news. It is estimated that more than 5 million children in the U.S. aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families. Infants require up to 12 diapers per day and toddlers about eight. Disposable diapers can cost $70 to $80 per month per baby.
This week (September 21 – 27, 2020) is National Diaper Need Awareness Week and we’re spreading the word in hopes of helping more new parents and babies.
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) works to increase awareness of these staggering facts and provoke action of getting diapers to babies in need.
If you can help, please join us in doing so. Some ways to help are as simple as liking and sharing social media posts from the National Diaper Bank Network.
Follow NDBN’s social accounts.
If you have more bandwidth, some things you can get involved with are:
- Host a diaper drive.
- Volunteer at a local diaper bank.
- Request proclamations from elected officials.
- Engage in Real Talk on social media via #EndDiaperNeed and #BasicsArentBasic
- Make a donation to NDBN and/or a local diaper program.
We know everyone has a lot going on these days and we’re all a bit overwhelmed. Can you imagine not being able to afford to buy enough diapers for your baby? Parenthood is stressful enough even if you have all of the tools or gear you need. Thanks for your support of babies and new parents out there. We’re all in this together.
Here’s to all of those sweet baby bottoms out there!