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Diaper Banks Help!


There is a legend that Potty Fairies love to collect new diapers from children who no longer need them. Once your child is ready to potty train, let them know the Potty Fairies are going to collect their diapers and bring them to babies who really need them. When they are ready, the Potty Fairies will swap their baby diapers with big kid underwear! 


Learning to help others while they help themselves is a win-win message for your little one.


Many families need diapers

The National Diaper Bank website reports that 1 in 3 American families experience diaper need. 5.2 million children in the U.S. aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.



The True Cost of Diapers

Infants require up to 12 diapers per day and toddlers use about eight. Disposable diapers can cost $70 to $80 per month per baby. No state or federal child safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers. Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large “big box” store can significantly increase the monthly cost of diapers. Most childcare centers, even at free and subsidized programs, require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.


Ways you can help support your local Diaper Bank:

Donate diapers to your state or local Diaper Bank Organization.

Hold a diaper drive.

Volunteer at your local diaper bank.

Donate money.

For more ideas on how to get involved, visit The National Diaper Bank Network.


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