U.S. Population 0-3 Years
Low-Income Children 0-3 Years
Total Diapers Distributed
NDBN Member Diaper Banks
> 11 million
> 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
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DIRECT DIAPER ASSISTANCE
DIAPER ASSISTANCE BREAKDOWN
WHO PROVIDES DIAPER ASSISTANCE?
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.
SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES
COMMUNITY & FAITH-BASED GROUPS
WHY DIAPERS MATTER
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.
= 1 day of 6-10 diapers
$70 - $80
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.
Use #DiaperNeed in Social Media Posts to Help Get Diapers to Babies in Need!
Host a Virtual Diaper Drive & Challenge Your Friends. Raise $$ to Help Get Diapers to Babies in Need!
Donate Diapers, Dollars & Time to Local Diaper Banks & National Diaper Bank Network.
Organize a Diaper Drive to Support a Local Diaper Bank or Volunteer to Help!