Diaper need is a silent crisis in the United States. Diapers are a basic need for children, as essential to their health and well-being as food and shelter. Yet nearly 1 in 3 families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children.

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The Bottom Line

* Food Stamps cannot be used for diapers.

* Diapers cost up to $100-150 per month, per baby.

* Many parents have to choose between buying food or diapers.

* Wearing a diaper for too long jeopardizes a baby’s health.

* Childcare centers require parents to provide a day’s supply of diapers (8 – 10 per day).

* Babies without diapers are turned away from childcare.

* Parents without access to childcare can’t go to work.

* Lack of diaper access can lead to tension in the home.

* Tension in the home can lead to child abuse and neglect.