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2017 - Diaper Need by the Numbers

created using World Startup Report template
published by Troy Moore

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   #DiaperNEED   

U.S. Population 0-3 Years

Low-Income Children 0-3 Years

Total Diapers Distributed

NDBN Member Diaper Banks

> 11 million

320+

47%

> 160 million

5.3 million children under 3 live in poor or low-income families.

Diaper Need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry and healthy.

46 States, D.C. & Guam

BY THE NUMBERS

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DIRECT DIAPER ASSISTANCE

DIAPER ASSISTANCE BREAKDOWN

WHO PROVIDES DIAPER ASSISTANCE?

DIAPER BANKS

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS ?

Government assistance programs like Food Stamps do NOT cover diapers.

* ZERO direct government assistance for diapers, a basic need for ALL infants & toddlers! Diapers can be purchased with TANF benefits, yet only 27% of families with children in poverty receive TANF, a weakening safety net insufficient to cover even basic housing costs.

0% Government*

100% Non-Governmental 

FOOD BANKS

SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES

COMMUNITY & FAITH-BASED GROUPS

WHY DIAPERS MATTER

TeAM

Without diapers, babies cannot participate in early childhood education programs. Without child care, parents cannot go to work.

Children that participate in early childhood education are almost 3 times more likely to go on to higher education.

1 in 3 U.S. moms report suffering from diaper need.

Diapers can cost $70 - $80 per month; babies need 6-10 diapers per day.

 3 x

= 1 day of 6-10 diapers

$70 - $80

FACTS

Diaper need impacts the physical, mental & economic well-being of children & parents.

Most child care centers require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.

31% of infants & toddlers with at least one parent who works full-time live in low-income families.

Medicaid covers over 1/3 of all births in the U.S. each year, yet government programs do not provide diapers as a basic need for babies.

Diaper banks help meet diaper need by providing diapers to nearly one million infants & toddlers each year.