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2016 State Baby Facts-North Carolina

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North Carolina 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

361,530

Total population under age 3

16%

of children under age 18 are infants or toddlers

27%

Live in families earning less than 100% of FPL

26%

Live in families earning 100% to 200% of FPL

11,913,185

Total population under age 3

16%

of children under age 18 are infants or toddlers

North Carolina

United States

Live in families earning less than 100% of FPL

Live in families earning 100% to 200% of FPL

23%

23%

North Carolina's Children Need Diapers

Rev. Date 12/2016

North Carolina'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.

18%

13%

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

23%

23%

27%

35%

54%

48%

Percentage of Births Covered by Medicaid

14%

Two-Parent Households

Diapers Are Essential to the Well-Being of North Carolina's Families

Mothers in the workforce with infants

63%

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.

12%

41%

Cost of Infant Care as a Percentage of Income

Single-Parent Households

62%

North Carolina

United States

North Carolina

United States

12%

42%

Of the                        infants, toddlers, and mothers who participate in Early Head Start, are from North Carolina

3,132

Children Under Age 3 Receive Federal Child Care Support

116,740

28%

24%

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 North Carolina'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 North Carolina, there is a 12-month exemption from the work-related activity requirement after the birth of a child for single parent households receiving TANF payments.

$80

$192

$448

$272

TANF & Diapers in North Carolina

North Carolina Diaper Banks Help 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.

North Carolina has

NDBN-member diaper banks distributing

10

Nationally there are

NDBN-member diaper banks

distributing over

diapers annually!

300+

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 NationalDiaperBankNetwork.org

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

1,208,699

diapers annually!

Rev. Date 12/2016