2016 State Baby Facts-New Mexico

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New Mexico Baby Diaper Facts

Diapers are as essential to a baby's healthy development as a mother's love. Keeping infants and toddlers clean, dry, and healthy is key to building a solid foundation for all children to reach their full potential. But many babies don't have the clean diapers they need.

Compiled by the National Diaper Bank Network


Total population under age 3


of children under age 18 are infants or toddlers


Live in families earning less than 100% of FPL


Live in families earning 100% to 200% of FPL


Total population under age 3


of children under age 18 are infants or toddlers

New Mexico

United States

Live in families earning less than 100% of FPL

Live in families earning 100% to 200% of FPL



New Mexico's Children Need Diapers

Rev. Date 4/2017

New Mexico's Babies Need Strong Foundations

Children in low-income families are at greatest risk of suffering the effects of diaper need because many families can't afford diapers. Current public support programs help some, but young children have additional needs necessary to build a strong foundation for healthy growth and to reach their fullest potential.



Percentage of SNAP Recipients Under Age 5

Percentage of WIC Recipients that are Infants

Percentage of TANF Families with at least one child under age 3








Percentage of Births Covered by Medicaid

Two-Parent Households

Diapers Are Essential to the Well-Being of New Mexico's Families

Mothers in the workforce with infants


Most working parents rely on child care. Most child care facilities require parents to provide diapers for their child. Without child care, parents can't work or attend school.



Cost of Infant Care as a Percentage of Income

Single-Parent Households


New Mexico

United States

New Mexico

United States



Of the                        infants, toddlers, and mothers who participate in Early Head Start, are from New Mexico


Children Under Age 3 Receive Federal Child Care Support




Early Head Start provides child and family development services for infants, toddlers, and pregnant women. Center-based EHS programs provide diapers for infants and toddlers. Other federally funded child care assistance programs don't. For families enrolled in the latter, not having access to diapers removes a key building block for strong families. Without diapers a parent can't go to work, and not working disqualifies a parent from vital child care resources.  

Early Education Supports Help New Mexico's Children

An average monthly supply of diapers costs approximately $80. The only federal assistance program that can be used for diapers is TANF, but TANF has to cover many other expenses, including heat, electric and water bills, rent, clothing, transportation, and other basic needs. Little if any money is available to purchase enough diapers to keep a baby clean, dry, and healthy.

In New Mexico, there is  NO EXEMPTION from the work-related activity requirement after the birth of a child for single parent households receiving TANF payments.





TANF & Diapers in New Mexico

New Mexico Diaper Bank Helps Fill the Gap

The National Diaper Bank Network’s goal is to ensure that every child in the United States has enough diapers to remain clean, dry, and healthy. Diaper banks across the country are working to eliminate diaper need by providing families with diapers.

New Mexico has

NDBN-member diaper bank distributing diapers.


Nationally there are

NDBN-member diaper banks

distributing over

diapers annually!


46 million

All diaper banks require community support and donations of diapers and dollars to allow them to serve their communities.  

Learn how you can help at

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155 East Street, Suite 101  •  New Haven, CT  •  06511  •  203.821.7348

Rev. Date 12/2016