National Diaper Need Awareness Week
Sept. 27, 2021 to Oct. 3, 2021
What is “diaper need”?
Diaper need is defined as, not having a sufficient & adequate supply of diapers in order to keep babies dry and healthy. Not having a sufficient supply of diaper can lead to financial, emotional, and health issues. Not having a sufficient supply of diapers not only impacts the baby, it impacts the entire family.
Who is Bottoms Up Diaper Bank?
Founded in 2016, Bottoms Up Diaper Bank is a nonprofit organization that serves families directly. Our goal is to help alleviate some of the pressure on families who struggle with having an adequate supply of diapers and baby essentials.
What is “National Diaper Need Awareness Week”?
National Diaper Need Awareness Week was started in 2012 by the National Diaper Bank Network as an initiative to bring awareness to diaper need in our country.
Did you know…
- one in three families suffer from diaper need
- 5.3 million babies and toddlers under the age f 3 live in poor and low income families
- Government safety-net programs do not recognize diapers as a basic need.
- Diapers cannot be obtained with food stamps
- Diaper need impacts the physical, mental, and economic well-being of children and parents
- Most child care centers require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers
- Many parents cannot go to work or school if they can’t leave their babies at child care
- Infants require up to 12 diaper per day, at a cost of around $80 per month
- There are more than 350 active diaper banks in the U.S
(compiled from the National Diaper Bank Network)
Ways to support Bottoms Up Diaper Bank
- Donate diapers and other baby essentials
- Financial contributions
- Host a diaper drive
- Share our information with others on and off social media
It is our goal to increase the awareness of diaper need in our community. An increase in awareness comes from continued community donations and support.