Women, Infants and Children

Low-income moms shouldn't have to worry about getting diapers for their babies

Low-income moms shouldn't have to worry about getting diapers for their babies

Imagine not being able afford to buy enough diapers for your baby. When they run out, you wash soiled ones in bleach, or keep a urine-soaked one on your baby longer than is healthy. Or you embarrassingly ask to borrow one from a neighbor. In the most desperate cases, you shoplift, even though you know it’s wrong.

In the United States, 1 in 3 low-income moms face the dilemma of wondering where they will find their next clean diaper.

Anyone who has raised a child remembers the countless times a day baby required a change. Most babies need 6 to 10 diapers a day at a cost of $70 to $80 per month, according to the National Diaper Bank Network. It can be expensive, and many moms...

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