1 in 3.
This stat might not mean anything to you now, but I’m about to change things for you.
1 in 3 mothers in America struggles to afford diapers for their baby.
And here’s another one: 1 in 12.
“One in 12 [moms] admit to stretching their diaper supply by leaving their child in a wet diaper or partially cleaning the diaper and reusing it.” That’s from a 2013 Yale University Study.
Did you know that diapers aren’t covered by government assistance programs like Food Stamps? And that it can cost around $80 a month to diaper a baby?
This weekend my sweet friends are throwing me a diaper shower.
But these numbers–1 in 3 and 1 in 12 are all I can think about.
SO instead of just thinking about them, I say we do something.
In conjunction with my diaper shower I’m hosting an online diaper drive where you can easily login and donate a few dollars to The National Diaper Bank Network. This is an amazing organization I’m happy to partner with. Diaper banks provide over 1 million diapers annually to families in need.
Do you know what it means for babies to have clean diapers? Other than the obvious comfort of the baby, it means they are able to attend day care or other events outside of their home. It means they are healthier and their parents are capable of providing for other household needs.
Breaking the chain of diaper need has long-lasting effects. So maybe this week we forgo that coffee or skip dessert at dinner. Because $5 can go a lot further when it’s used to purchase diapers for a baby in need.
Click HERE to donate today!
This diaper drive will be running through Wednesday, the 17th, so we only have a short window to meet our goal of $250. If you can’t give right now because maybe you have small children and understand this need, please share on social media or email the donation link to friends.